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Official statements from T4America

“One cannot claim to invest in infrastructure while also cutting it”—T4 statement on President Trump’s infrastructure proposal and 2019 budget request

Upon the release of the president’s infrastructure plan and his budget request for FY19, T4America Director Kevin F. Thompson offered the following statement:

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Get more out of transportation by incorporating art

A new opportunity for your transportation agency to become State of the Art If there’s one industry that’s ruled by forms and regulations, it’s transportation. The ideal width of a bike lane, font on a street sign, and the length of a light-rail platform are all laid out in design manuals. And while there are […]

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Tax reform promises prosperity but is more likely to assure austerity

Congress will be forced to cut funding for job-creating surface transportation programs and other infrastructure investments that the President claims to support.

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Senate tax bill greenlights a torrent of cuts to transportation programs

After the United States Senate voted late Friday night to approve passage of their tax reform bill, T4America director Kevin F. Thompson released the following statement.

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Proposed cuts to federal transit funding threaten thousands of manufacturing jobs in the supply chain from coast to coast

Thousands of manufacturing jobs, in communities small and large, in nearly every state across the country, are currently threatened by cuts to federal transit funding proposed by both the Trump Administration and Congress.

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Smart Growth America President & CEO to step down after ten fruitful years

We announce with both sadness and gratitude that after 10 years serving as the head of Smart Growth America (SGA), President and CEO Geoff Anderson will be stepping down from his post in January 2018 to pursue other endeavors, leaving the organization well-positioned to continue its successful work as the only national organization dedicated to bringing better development strategies to communities nationwide.

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T4America Statement on Senate Commerce AV START Markup

On Wednesday, October 4, the Senate Commerce Committee marked up and approved the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act. Beth Osborne, senior policy advisor for T4America, offered this statement in response.

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Senate revises bill on automated vehicles but fails to address the primary concerns of cities and states

On Wednesday, October 4, the Senate Commerce Committee will mark up the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act. A revised draft was released by the committee on September 29.

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New director brings a wealth of experience to T4America

After a nationwide search, Transportation for America is delighted to announce the hiring of Kevin F. Thompson as Director of Transportation for America, the signature transportation initiative of Smart Growth America.

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Statement from Transportation for America on House Passage of THUD Appropriations

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3354, the “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018”, which contains the Fiscal Year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations. Beth Osborne, interim T4America director, issued the following response:

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