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Transportation for America Launches Its Campaign Platform
Posted By Sarah Goodyear On February 27, 2009 @ 10:14 am In Streetsblog.net | No Comments
Yesterday was a big day for livable streets and progressive transportation advocates — and not just because of what happened in New York City .
Down in DC, Transportation for America 
went to the U.S. Capitol to formally launch its campaign to influence
the 2009 transportation bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mayor
John Robert Smith of Meridian, MS, were the featured speakers, and
Blumenauer noted that the T4A coalition of more than 225 organizations
and 17,000 individual members was perhaps the "most formidable" ever
assembled for transportation reform. On their campaign blog,
Transportation for America writes:
campaign platform calls on President Obama and Congress to launch a new
federal transportation mission that breaks with the worn-out ways of
the status quo, helps put an end to America’s oil dependency, brings
opportunity to all Americans and allows our country’s businesses to
compete and thrive in the 21st Century.
Sounds good, right? You can download the full platform here .
Streetsblog Network  member Hub and Spokes 
also links to an interview on Smart City Radio with T4A’s David
Goldberg, in which he addresses the question, "Does America have a
Also, Green Wheels  has the latest data from the Energy Information Administration on US demand for gasoline, and Sustainable Savannah 
reports on the recent firing of the commissioner of the Georgia
Department of Transportation. Was she not building roads fast enough?
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URLs in this post:
 what happened in New York City: http://www.streetsblog.org/2009/02/26/a-bold-and-transformative-new-vision-for-broadway/
 Transportation for America: http://t4america.org/blog/archives/699
 here: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/T4_platform.pdf
 Streetsblog Network: http://streetsblog.net/
 Hub and Spokes: http://hubandspokes.blogspot.com/2009/02/david-goldberg-t4-america-on-smart-city.html
 Green Wheels: http://www.green-wheels.org/node/569
 Sustainable Savannah: http://sustainablesavannah.com/transportation/transportation-commissioner-fired-for-failing-to-build-uneeded-roads/
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