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Official statements from T4America

Playing politics with safety: “Anarchist” transit agencies caught in the crossfire

14 Oct 2020 | Posted by | 0 Comments | ,

In blocking New York City, Portland, and Seattle from receiving Federal Transit Administration research grants, the Trump Administration is using arbitrary and politically-motivated pretext to deny cities and transit agencies the funding they need to make transit safer amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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Transportation for America’s statement on surface transportation policy extension

Late last week, Congress and the President extended federal surface transportation policy for one year after failing to reform and reauthorize the program this year before its expiration on September 30. Transportation for America released the following statement:

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Nationwide rally for emergency public transit funds in COVID-19 relief legislation

6 Aug 2020 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

During a rally on Wednesday, four members of Congress and scores of transit riders, transit agency executives, and union representatives from coast to coast to make a powerful plea for Congress to provide at least $32 billion in emergency relief.

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T4America statement on Senate Republicans’ HEALS Act

Senate Republicans’ COVID-19 relief funding proposal contains no emergency funding for transit for passenger rail. T4America released this statement in response. 

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Release: 88 elected officials, organizations, and businesses thank the House Transportation Committee for passing the INVEST Act

30 Jun 2020 | Posted by | 0 Comments | ,

Last week, 88 elected officials, organizations and businesses signed a letter written by Transportation for America commending the leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee for passing a new framework for the federal transportation program.

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House bill charts a course for updating country’s outdated transportation policy

The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I) today released a draft proposal for long-term surface transportation policy to replace the existing FAST Act, which expires this year. The INVEST (Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation) in America Act takes a markedly different approach to transportation policy that would begin to put outcomes—instead of price tags—at the center of our decision making.

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Release: Senate deal provides vital $25 billion lifeline to ensure essential public transportation service can continue

After news of the Senate’s tentative agreement on a $2 trillion stabilization package that included $25 billion in emergency operating assistance for transit, Beth Osborne, director of Transportation for America, released this statement:

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Release: Over 200 transit agencies, cities, and organizations urge Congress to pass emergency funding for transit

Over 220 elected officials, transit agencies, and organizations urge Congress to provide $13 billion in emergency funding for public transportation to stave off service cuts and job layoffs, and preserve service for the future

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“This budget is disappointing but not surprising”: T4America statement on President Trump’s 2021 budget request

“With enormous potential to reshape the way Congress and the public think about transportation policy, the President’s FY 2021 budget follows his past budgets, cutting transit, rail and safety for those walking and biking while stressing highway funds require no accountability.”

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House principles could finally connect transportation spending to tangible outcomes

Transportation for America and the National Complete Streets Coalition released a statement regarding the principles for infrastructure released today by the House majority of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

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