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Want to learn more about state and local transportation funding?

This afternoon, along with the Center for Transportation Excellence, we’re hosting a half day event to examine state and local transportation funding campaigns at the ballot box and beyond. While many of you who might like to attend won’t be there in the room with us, you can follow the conversation from us and hopefully many of the participants on Twitter.

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This afternoon’s event is part of Infrastructure Week 2014 in DC, an event to “focus on the consequences of inaction and the importance of interconnected infrastructure that provides a safe, secure and competitive climate for business operations nationwide.”

Our event focuses specifically on ballot measures or state legislation raising funds for transportation at the local level.

In cities, towns and suburbs across the country, local leaders are responding to new economic challenges with ambitious plans for their transportation networks. Scores of local communities across the country are finding ways to put their own skin in the game first with local funding while hoping for a strong federal partner to make those plans a reality.

Local leaders from Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Nashville and Los Angeles among others will be on hand to share how they’ve successfully passed ballot measures or state legislation.  There’s a lot to learn and we’ll be releasing some new materials later this week about the world of ballot measures and state legislation raising money for transportation. For example, did you know that all but 12 states have considered revenue-generating transit or multimodal ballot measures since 2000? And nearly half of those were measures to raise sales taxes?

Follow along this afternoon with the hashtag #MeasuringUp, where we’ll be sharing useful nuggets throughout the afternoon and hopefully participants will be as well. And the broader conversation for Infrastructure Week can be found at #RenewRebuild

And tweet right at us at @t4america and @CFTEnews