Webinar: How metro planning agencies are promoting physical activity and health
Tuesday, February 21st, join us for the release of a new paper showing how regional transportation planning agencies are promoting physical activity and health while improving mobility & access to opportunity.
Today T4America is launching a new technical assistance program to help metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) go further with measuring and quantifying the multiple benefits of transportation spending decisions to help ensure that every dollar is aligned with the public’s goals and brings the greatest return possible for citizens.
Thanks to action taken by Congress, metro areas will be required to use a data-driven process to measure the performance of their transportation spending. But some metro areas already go far beyond the modest new federal requirements. T4America’s new national survey of over 100 metro planning agencies examines the current state of the practice — and where it’s headed.
The transportation reform community lost one of its most passionate and thoughtful voices earlier this month with the passing of David Burwell. This loss has affected many of us deeply at Transportation for America given David’s early role in our founding and his remarkable lifelong work advancing revolutionary ideas and building institutions that are dedicated to sustainable transportation solutions.
Join us for the release of a new paper showing how regional transportation planning agencies are promoting physical activity and health.
Recapping our discussion about states making transportation a key driver of their economic development agendas [video]
States are changing how they select transportation projects in order to save money and boost economic development. Catch up on our webinar explaining how states are attempting to focus state funds on more cost-effective investments in transportation.
Buttressed by public opinion, a new oversight effort and legislative action, momentum is building in Oregon for increasing transparency and accountability in how the state’s transportation agency does its business
Introducing “Empty Spaces,” new research about parking requirements for transit-oriented developments
The oversupply of parking around transit — usually at the direction of outdated engineering guidelines — takes up valuable land, raises the cost of development, and misses key opportunities. This new research from Smart Growth America analyzes the amount of parking actually used in five transit-oriented development areas and how it compares to the guidelines that many planners, engineers or developers follow.
The new requirements released last week by USDOT for how states and metro areas will have to measure traffic congestion were just part of a larger package of all-new performance measures. Catch up on what you need to know about them with our detailed webinar unpacking all of it.
While other states and regions across the country are using new tools to evaluate potential transportation projects and pick the ones that offer the best return for taxpayer money, Maryland Governor Hogan and his administration are staunchly opposing similar new policies that add accountability and transparency to that process.
Greater federal investment in infrastructure welcomed, but must be paired with increases in accountability and transparency
After the release of the Senate Democrats’ $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, Beth Osborne, Senior Policy Advisor for Transportation for America, released this statement: