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Americans want Congress to ‘fix it first’, invest in and improve our transportation system

In the midst of the fervor about the House’s budget resolution for 2011 released Friday, and the President’s budget proposal for 2012 dominating the news this week, a new bipartisan poll from the Rockefeller Foundation contains compelling arguments from a majority of Americans in favor of more investment in transportation.

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USA Today on infrastructure spending: what do Americans want?

14 Sep 2010 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , , , ,

USA Today had a timely graphic up yesterday, considering the continuing media coverage around President Obama’s recent proposal for infrastructure spending and a reformed long-term transportation bill. Though we can’t see the rest of the questions or the context, it affirms a few things we already know about Americans’ attitudes about transportation. They want more accountability, safer streets, and more transportation options so seniors can maintain their independence and low wage workers can get to jobs.

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Secretary LaHood on T4 America’s poll: “People want better options”

6 Apr 2010 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , , , , , ,

We got some superb media coverage last week on the release of our national poll and there’s an engaging discussion underway today on the National Journal experts blog, but we wanted to especially highlight a terrific post today from Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, on his official DOT blog.

Secretary LaHood says that our poll echoes the same drumbeat he’s heard all around the country from people in big cities, small towns and all the places in between during his first 14 months in office: “people want better options.”

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New poll shows Americans strongly support public transportation; more walking & biking

30 Mar 2010 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , , ,

American voters overwhelmingly support broader access to public transportation and safe walking and biking, according to a new national poll.

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What do Americans really think about spending on transportation?

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

Parade Magazine has a misleading poll up about transportation, asking their readers, “should America divert some funding from highways and bridges to invest in public transit?” There are a few faults with such a simple question, namely making it sound like there’s something written in stone determining that federal transportation money is “roads” money — instead of money that should be spent on whatever can best keep us moving and give us the most bang for our buck. Rather than asking Americans if we should “take” money from roads, what happens when you ask Americans the positive, “where should we spend our transportation money?”

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Where should our transportation dollars go?

13 May 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | ,

USA Today’s “Snapshot”on yesterday’s front page used data from a a poll conducted in January by Transportation for America and the National Association of Realtors. Source: USA TODAY

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Poll Finds Americans Favor Smarter Transportation Spending in Stimulus Bill

16 Jan 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , ,

As Congress takes up debate over an economic stimulus package, a new poll shows that most Americans would rather use federal dollars to repair highways and bridges and improve public transportation than expand highways through new construction. A majority says funded projects should advance national goals, such as energy independence, in addition to creating jobs.

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