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Our three simple guiding principles are concrete, measurable, and have outcomes attached.
We need a new plan beyond "spend more money."

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Guide to the 2021 infrastructure law

The bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure law now governs all federal transportation policy and funding through 2026. What do you need to know about it? Visit our hub for the new law.

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Transportation made simple

We make complex transportation issues more understandable through easy-to-understand reports, graphics, and interactive features, and other resources.

What do we believe? Our three principles

Recent Posts

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  • Now hiring: Policy Associate

    motivated individual with knowledge, experience and interest in transportation policy development, implementation, and advocacy at the federal, state and...

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  • Become part of the movement with T4America membership

    All types of local public agencies and organizations join T4America’s membership program to gain access to information and expertise, but because the...

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    Justice40 “benefits” could mean more emissions, worse health outcomes in disadvantaged communities

    In President Biden’s first weeks in office, he established an environmental justice initiative called Justice40, which aims to direct benefits from federal...

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  • Freight train
    The STB is finally acting to improve freight railroads. Will it be enough?

    After years of looking the other way while deliveries suffered, the Surface Transportation Board finally ruled that freight railroads have to improve their...

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    How local governments can overcome delay and obstruction (part two)

    Local government practitioners are often highly motivated to invest in safer street designs. But they soon encounter insurmountable barriers from the state...

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  • Advocate holding a sign that says "Make streets safe for all"
    How advocates can overcome delay and obstruction (part one)

    Local advocates fighting for safe streets and expanded transportation options will often struggle to make progress in places because transportation planners...

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Featured T4America Resources

Get started with our landmark reports on a range of transportation issues


  • Guide to the 2021 infrastructure law
    Guide to the 2021 infrastructure law

    The bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure law now governs all federal transportation policy and funding through 2026. What do you…

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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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  • COVID and the Curb
    COVID and the Curb

    Here's how cities adapted their curbside management strategies to support public health and small businesses during COVID-19

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  • Driving Down Emissions
    Driving Down Emissions

    We'll never reduce our emissions without reducing how much we drive.

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  • Learning from the 2009 Recovery Act
    Learning from the 2009 Recovery Act

    We have six recommendations to make sure that any future infrastructure stimulus actually creates new jobs.

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  • The Green New Deal for Transportation
    The Green New Deal for Transportation

    Polling shows that Americans want more options than just driving. The Green New Deal for Transportation can get us there.

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