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Join us for the only national conference about arts, culture and safer street design

Smart Growth America’s arts and culture team and National Complete Streets Coalition, now in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, invite you to the only national conference focused on the intersection of arts, culture, and building safer, complete streets.

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Introducing a new monthly podcast all about transit and development

Last week, our colleagues at Smart Growth America launched Building Better Communities with Transit, a new podcast series at TODresources.org about transit-oriented development and how it improves communities across America.

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Tax reform promises prosperity but is more likely to assure austerity

Congress will be forced to cut funding for job-creating surface transportation programs and other infrastructure investments that the President claims to support.

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Senate tax bill greenlights a torrent of cuts to transportation programs

After the United States Senate voted late Friday night to approve passage of their tax reform bill, T4America director Kevin F. Thompson released the following statement.

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Coming soon: A new report on how metro areas are building more and better bicycling and walking projects

Metro areas of all sizes across the country are strategizing, developing, and implementing new ways to improve bicycling and walking in their regions. Over the last year, T4America worked with metro areas across the country to collect and document these stories, ideas, and strategies into a guidebook that we’re releasing on December 11.

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Now Hiring: Communications Associate

Are you interested in urban planning, transportation, placemaking, and/or economic development? Do you have communications experience for an issue-based organization? Are you eager to use your communications skills to change federal, state and local policies in order to build and sustain walkable, connected places and great neighborhoods? Join our team as a communications associate. (Transportation for America is a program of Smart Growth America.) Read the full description and apply on the SGA website >>

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T4America releases set of four simple principles to inform and evaluate any potential plans for federal infrastructure investment

In anticipation of a potential infrastructure bill being produced by the President or Congress, Transportation for America released a set of four core principles to redirect the national debate on the issue. Kevin F. Thompson, director of Transportation for America, offered the following statement:

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A bipartisan move to give states and metro areas access to better data to shape their transportation planning decisions

Congress took a bipartisan step today to give states and metro areas access to powerful data and accessibility tools to help them better assess the performance of their transportation networks by measuring what their residents can easily reach, and plan smarter transportation networks to address those gaps.

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Federal program that helps tackle health disparities threatened in ’18 budget

Congress is threatening to eliminate a small yet significant federal program housed within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that helps local communities take concrete steps to prevent someone’s zip code from being the most powerful determinant in their long-term health.

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Catch up with the launch webinar for Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan

Catch up with the launch webinar for Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan, our recently released national examination of creative placemaking in the transportation planning process. 

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