Maps & Tools

To help make transportation issues more transparent and understandable, we produce easy-to-understand graphics, interactive features, mapping tools, books, reports and other resources. Use this page to sort through all of these resources, using the tabs at the top to filter the content. Looking for something you can’t find here? Drop us a line: info AT t4america DOT org. 


  • Transit Supply Chain
    Transit Supply Chain

    This short paper illustrates how the capital improvements made to public transportation systems support thousands of manufacturing…

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  • Creative Placemaking Field Scan
    Creative Placemaking Field Scan

    How can transportation pros integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support?

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  • Federal transit funding threatened
    Federal transit funding threatened

    Both the administration and Congress have proposed either deep cuts or outright elimination of federal funding that supports transit…

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  • Tracking Increases in State Transportation Funding
    Tracking Increases in State Transportation Funding

    Since the start of the 2013, major new proposals from governors, state legislatures and blue ribbon commissions galore have sparked…

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  • Prioritizing public health for prosperous regions – POLICIES
    Prioritizing public health for prosperous regions – POLICIES

    Communities are planning more projects to make bicycling and walking safer, more convenient, and more realistic as travel options.…

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  • Transportation briefing book for governors
    Transportation briefing book for governors

    This guide shows governors and their administration how a fresh approach to transportation is fundamental to creating quality jobs…

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  • Prioritizing public health for prosperous regions – CASE STUDIES
    Prioritizing public health for prosperous regions – CASE STUDIES

    These case studies showcase how four metro area planning agencies are strengthening the local economy, improving public health outcomes…

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  • Transportation Vote 2016
    Transportation Vote 2016

    Tracking the 2016 ballot measures and referenda that will raise new revenue for transportation at the local or state level.

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  • FAST Act Guide & Resources
    FAST Act Guide & Resources

    Our guide to understanding the shortcomings and opportunities in the 2015-2020 federal transportation authorization.

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  • Performance measures & health
    Performance measures & health

    Grounded in the experience of four metro areas, Planning for a Healthier Future will help other metros use performance measures to…

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  • VIDEO: Massive support for restoring Gulf Coast passenger rail
    VIDEO: Massive support for restoring Gulf Coast passenger rail

    A massive show of support from the people of the Gulf Coast welcomed the first passenger rail train east of New Orleans since Katrina,…

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  • Tracking State Policy & Funding Legislation
    Tracking State Policy & Funding Legislation

    Which states are moving to raise new money for transportation? Which states are proposing to change to how those dollars are spent?…

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  • A guide to creative placemaking in transportation
    A guide to creative placemaking in transportation

    Creative placemaking is an approach to harness the power of local culture and arts to cultivate genuine public engagement on critical…

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  • All STATE POLICY & FUNDING
    All STATE POLICY & FUNDING

    Click here for our central hub for all state policy and funding resources, including our work tracking states raising new transportation…

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  • 12 Policies States Should Consider in 2016
    12 Policies States Should Consider in 2016

    This outlines 12 proven reform-minded policy solutions states should consider implementing to expand transparency and accountability,…

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  • State Transportation Funding in 2015
    State Transportation Funding in 2015

    A near historic 12 states total raised new transportation funding in 2015. This report distills what happened in 2015 into some lessons…

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  • Improving Health & Opportunities
    Improving Health & Opportunities

    8 stories of people & places aiming to improve the health, access to opportunity and overall quality of life for their residents through transportation.

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  • Weighing Maryland’s Economic Future
    Weighing Maryland’s Economic Future

    The two major rail transit lines planned for Maryland would position the state for long-term economic success in ways that few other…

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  • The devastating impacts of ending the federal gas tax
    The devastating impacts of ending the federal gas tax

    Congress has considered plans to end the 18.4¢-per-gallon federal gasoline tax and shift full responsibility to the states. This analysis…

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  • Performance Measures
    Performance Measures

    This looks the early successes in measuring the performance of our transportation system and making investments based on getting the…

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  • Keys to Winning State Transportation Funding
    Keys to Winning State Transportation Funding

    Across the country states are raising revenue to bring their transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair and better meet…

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  • The Innovative MPO
    The Innovative MPO

    This free guidebook filled with real-world examples is intended to help MPO staff, board members, and civic leaders find ways to make…

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  • Join our state advocacy network
    Join our state advocacy network

    Congress dawdles; states step up. Learn more about our new network to support smart state efforts to raise transportation revenues.

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  • Transportation Vote 2014
    Transportation Vote 2014

    This November a handful of measures and races will be decided at ballot boxes across the country related to new revenue for transportation…

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  • Analysis – How do voters respond to raising $ for transport?
    Analysis – How do voters respond to raising $ for transport?

    A short analysis of how voters responded following successful legislative votes to increase taxes or fees to invest in transportation.…

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  • Measuring Up – State and Local Transportation Funding
    Measuring Up – State and Local Transportation Funding

    It’s certainly not a new trend, but as federal transportation spending has remained flat, plans to raise state and local transportation…

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  • End of the Road? The looming fiscal disaster for transportation
    End of the Road? The looming fiscal disaster for transportation

    The impact on states and metros if no new revenues are added to the trust fund, as the feds will be unable to make any new funding commitments come Fall 2014.

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  • T4 Policy Platform
    T4 Policy Platform

    After conversations with business, civic and elected leaders in communities throughout the country, Transportation for America has…

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  • Graphic: CBO projections for revenues needed to extend MAP-21
    Graphic: CBO projections for revenues needed to extend MAP-21

    New revenue projections for the nation’s transportation fund released in early February 2014 from the Congressional Budget Office…

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  • Graphic: Comparing the 2014 proposed budget deal to 2013
    Graphic: Comparing the 2014 proposed budget deal to 2013

    Just months after budget sequestration and a government shutdown put transportation funding at risk, House leaders have agreed to a…

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  • Welcome to Transportation for America
    Welcome to Transportation for America

    Transportation for America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure…

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  • Graphic: the Highway Trust Fund is going bankrupt
    Graphic: the Highway Trust Fund is going bankrupt

    Because of slackening gas tax receipts and budget cuts, the nation’s transportation fund is speeding toward bankruptcy, but it doesn’t…

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  • MAP-21 – About the current transportation bill
    MAP-21 – About the current transportation bill

    T4's full suite of resources on the two-year transportation authorization finally enacted by Congress in summer of 2012, providing…

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  • TIGER transportation grants
    TIGER transportation grants

    TIGER grant recipients reward local transportation innovation across America. Could competitive grants be a way forward?

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  • Bridges: The Fix We’re In For
    Bridges: The Fix We’re In For

    One in nine of the bridges and overpasses American drivers cross each day is rated in poor enough condition that some could become…

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  • Local Successes
    Local Successes

    Places across the country are taking bold steps to ensure a prosperous future, including taxing themselves to do what must be done.…

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  • Transportation 101
    Transportation 101

    Do you want to learn a little more about federal transportation policy, like the history of the program, how the Interstate System…

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  • Seniors and Transit
    Seniors and Transit

    By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent.…

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  • Polling and Surveys
    Polling and Surveys

    Over the last few years, T4 America has conducted a handful of opinion polls and surveys on transportation and transportation-related issues.

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  • Transit Financing Book
    Transit Financing Book

    The demand for public transportation service is at its highest point in 50 years. Communities of all sizes today are looking for funds…

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