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Our Vision

We need a new plan for transportation beyond “spend more money.” Our three simple guiding principles are concrete, measurable, and have outcomes attached.
It's time to talk about more than the price tag

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Reauthorization

The current federal transportation law originally expired in September 2020 before being extended temporarily. The reauthorization process that comes only once every five years is an enormous opportunity to change the status quo.
Learn about our policies for reauthorization

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Transportation made simple

To help make transportation issues more transparent and understandable, we produce easy-to-understand reports, graphics, interactive features, maps, and other resources.
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What do we believe? Our three principles

Recent Posts

Catch up with our most recent blog posts

  • entrance to the USDOT headquarters
    From policy to action: Six things USDOT should do yesterday to maximize the potential of the infrastructure deal

    Because of the shortcomings in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)’s actual policy, an enormous amount of pressure now rests on USDOT and...

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  • The infrastructure bill is finished—what you need to know

    The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill is notable both for including Congress' most significant effort to address climate change, and its general failure...

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  • An electric Smart car charges at a curbside charging station in DC
    Electric vehicles aren’t good for equity, but we should try

    Electric vehicles, while vital for reducing emissions and meeting our long-term emissions reduction goals, are not a good strategy for improving existing...

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  • A Black man walks to a bus stop along a multi-lane highway
    Electric vehicles are good for emissions, bad for advancing equity

    Climate funders, electric vehicle industry groups, and environmentalists are rightly confronting the question of how to address equity in the electric...

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  • An excavator digs a massive hole titled "Dangerous Roads $$$". On the other side of the hole, a man tries to fill the hole with a small pile of dirt (labeled "Safety Improvements $." The comic is labeled "U.S. Approach to Road Safety."
    Step one for repairing a problem: Stop making it worse

    Swap in any pressing issue—climate change, repair, safety—and this new illustration by Jean Wei describes the approach to solving it within the much-debated...

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  • T4America statement on the passage of the 2021 infrastructure deal

    After Congress' final passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, aka "the infrastructure deal" on Friday, November 5, Transportation for America...

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Featured T4America Resources

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


  • 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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  • The Congestion Con
    The Congestion Con

    The U.S. spends billions to "relieve congestion." But building new and widening existing highways only makes traffic worse.

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