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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

Catch up with our most recent blog posts

  • The IIJA is a climate time bomb. Will states defuse it?

    Despite the transportation sector being the biggest emitter of U.S. greenhouse gasses, our AI-powered analysis of over 57,000 infrastructure law-funded...

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  • A park extends down the center of two narrow streets
    Restoring Buffalo’s “Emerald Necklace”

    Humboldt Parkway, once home to vibrant public space, was destroyed by the Kensington Highway, displacing over 600 families and leaving a concrete gash...

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    Tell your senator, now is the time for Complete Streets!

    Two new bills introduced to Congress by Senators Ed Markey and John Fetterman make Complete Streets a minimum design mandate, redefining our road design...

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  • Overhead photo of a three-lane street in Chattanooga, TN, where a quick build demonstration project has resulted in additional crosswalks, activated sidewalks, and bollard-protected bike lanes
    Supercharge your community’s quick-build safety demonstration projects with Safe Streets for All

    Because of a mistake by Congress in the 2021 infrastructure law, 40 percent of the new $1 billion-per-year Safe Streets for All program must be directed...

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  • A group of people in formal business attire sits in a conference room listening to a member of the roundtable speak
    Takeaways from the Smart Growth Electrification Roundtable

    On January 23, 2024, Transportation for America, in partnership with the Bicameral Electrification Caucus, organized a roundtable discussion on Capitol...

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  • Joe Biden sits ponderously at his desk, pen in hand.
    Three years in, what can Biden still accomplish for transportation?

    In November 2020, we sent the incoming Biden administration a memo outlining executive actions and long-term legislation we urged the new president to...

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Featured T4America Resources

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


  • Electric vehicles & smart growth
    Electric vehicles & smart growth

    This page includes all of our resources on how to reduce emissions in an equitable way—and that path includes the EV transition.

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  • Gas tax alternatives: A policy evaluation framework
    Gas tax alternatives: A policy evaluation framework

    Much of the discussion about alternatives to the gas tax in recent years has focused on the idea of “fairness”—ensuring that…

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  • Divided by Design
    Divided by Design

    Examining how today’s transportation measures, models, and practices were shaped by the racist history of the 1950s and 60s, and…

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  • Community Connectors portal
    Community Connectors portal

    Transportation for America’s Community Connectors portal provides tools and information for advocates to decode the complex and confusing…

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  • 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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  • Driving Down Emissions
    Driving Down Emissions

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

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