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Transportation for America’s long-tenured director tapped to lead the Sacramento Area Council of Governments

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After more than eight years as the director of Transportation for America, the only national non-profit coalition dedicated to smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions, James Corless has been selected by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to become the agency’s new chief executive officer beginning in the spring of 2017.

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Now Hiring: Communications Intern (paid)

Transportation for America is hiring a paid Communications Intern to produce and write compelling stories and content, help manage our website and social media channels; and contribute to our grassroots advocacy and media work focusing on smart investments in transportation.

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Join T4A’s Beth Osborne in Portland and Seattle next week for talks on transportation and economic development

Beth Osborne, Transportation for America’s senior policy advisor, is making three stops in the Pacific Northwest soon to discuss how investing in transportation can help drive economic development.  The three sessions will focus on how we can plan and develop our roads, transit systems and freight networks to bring the best possible economic returns. You will learn how […]

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T4 America co-chair appointed to HUD’s sustainable communities office

Photo via Reconnecting America Shelley Poticha, president of Reconnecting America and a co-chair of the Transportation for America campaign, has been appointed to be senior advisor of Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It’s a new office at HUD that would be created by legislation currently being assembled […]

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Updated news on the transportation bill outline release

After much back-and-forth on times and dates today, we think this information is pretty solid: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar is holding an invitation-only press conference Wednesday, June 17th at 11 a.m. to talk with invited media outlets about the white paper and outline for the upcoming transportation bill. 24 hours later, on […]

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Rep. Oberstar releasing outline of transportation bill Wednesday

15 Jun 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , , ,

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar (Minn.) will release a white paper next week (6/17) to outline plans for the new surface transportation authorization bill. The news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, at 11:00 a.m. The event will be held in Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The news conference also will be webcast live on the Committee’s website, http://transportation.house.gov.

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Stay up-to-date on transportation with Streetsblog Capitol Hill

We’re happy to announce that our good friends at Streetsblog have launched Streetsblog Capitol Hill — a new site delivering news on transportation with an insider’s knowledge but an outside-the-beltway voice — to help make sense of the complicated process of making federal transportation policy. It’ll be a daily read for all of us here at Transportation for America, and we’ll be pointing you to their content from time to time. Drop by and say hello to Elana and their new team.

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Webinar Series: Transportation and the Economy

28 May 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , ,

Can smarter transportation investments play a part in bringing about an economic recovery? Join us as we discuss the connections between transportation and economic opportunity tomorrow, Friday, April 29 from 1-3 p.m. EDT. Speakers will explore how the transportation sector drives the economy and creates employment opportunities for American workers. Topics will include the transportation sector’s ability to create good jobs and sustain global growth, and the use of transportation as a driver of neighborhood revitalization.

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T4 America to testify on Capitol Hill this afternoon

28 Apr 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | ,

Transportation for America will be on Capitol Hill today testifying before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on “The Future of National Surface Transportation Policy.” You can stream it live on the Committee’s website. Campaign director James Corless, along with Anne Canby of the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership and a founding member of T4 America, will be testifying this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

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Reminder: Housing and development webinar this Thursday

13 Apr 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , ,

We just wanted to remind you about our ongoing series of webinars, continuing this Thursday (4/16) at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The Transportation for America campaign, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will conduct an interactive webinar with a terrific panel of experts discussing the complex relationships between transportation and housing.

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Work for Transportation for America

9 Apr 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

There are several new open positions at Transportation for America that we wanted to bring to your attention. Feel free to pass them along to any qualified candidates you may know. You can always find any current open positions on our jobs page at https://t4america.org/jobs

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Follow us and stay updated with Twitter

5 Feb 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

If you want to keep up with Transportation for America on a more regular basis than our action alerts and other emails allow, you can follow us on Twitter, which can send alerts directly to your phone or mobile device during the day if you choose.

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