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We’re starting something new! Join us next week for a kickoff event

12 Nov 2013 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

For the past five years, Transportation for America has worked with advocates, allies and supporters like you to urge Congress to make smarter investments in America’s transportation system.  This week, we’re starting something new.

T4America is building a powerful new alliance of business, elected, and civic leaders from cities, towns and suburbs across the nation. These community leaders know how critical it is to invest in a robust transportation network that can support local economies. And we know stronger local economies build a stronger America.

At our kick-off event today on November 19, these leaders are explaining why Congress must not only save the sinking transportation trust fund but also raise enough revenue so communities can fix bottlenecks and broken bridges while building new connections to future prosperity.

We want you to join us for the kick-off event. No matter where you live, watch the live webcast of the event and join the conversation on Twitter with us @t4america.

Local Economies, National Prosperity:

Community leaders make the economic case for federal investment in transportation

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
8:30 AM—1:00 PM EST

Watch it live:

Launch Event Stream Screenshot

We have traveled the country over the past year talking to mayors and county executives, major employers, key institutions, civic groups and many others. And we found that they get the need for an updated national program—so much so that many are eager to be part of the new membership network T4America is building. Our ad hoc coalition did much to defend and win improvements in the last transportation bill, but we can be even stronger with a more formal membership with staying power

As part of this re-launch , we’re also unveiling this new and improved Transportation for America website complete with new features and ways to get involved. (Stay tuned for more on what’s new around here!)

The coming year will be a critical one for transportation in the United States as Congress must act to address the deep deficit in the transportation fund and the expiration of the two-year MAP-21 law.

Today’s event is just the beginning. You stood with us the last go-round, and we hope you’ll be with us in our new configuration!