To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Webcast: On Behalf Of James Corless, Transportation for America A kickoff event

For the past five years, Transportation for America has worked with advocates, allies and supporters like you to urge Congress to make smarter investments in America's transportation system.

Next week, we're starting something new.

T4America is building a powerful new alliance of business, elected, and civic leaders from cities, towns and suburbs across the nation. These community leaders know how critical it is to invest in a robust transportation network that can support local economies. And we know stronger local economies build a stronger America.

At a kick-off event on November 19, these leaders will explain why Congress must not only save the sinking transportation trust fund but also raise enough revenue so communities can fix bottlenecks and broken bridges while building new connections to future prosperity.

We want you to join us for the kick-off event. No matter where you live, watch the live webcast of the event and join the conversation on Twitter at @T4America.
Local Economies, National Prosperity
Community leaders make the economic case for federal investment in transportation
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
8:30 AM—1:00 PM EST

We have traveled the country over the past year talking to mayors and county executives, major employers, key institutions, civic groups and many others. And we found that they get the need for an updated national program—so much so that many are eager to be part of the new membership network T4America is building. Our ad hoc coalition did much to defend and win improvements in the last transportation bill, but we can be even stronger with a more formal membership with staying power.

As part of the launch next week, we'll also unveil a new and improved Transportation for America website, complete with new features and ways to get involved.

The coming year will be a critical one for transportation in the United States as Congress must act to address the deep deficit in the transportation fund and the expiration of the two-year MAP-21 law.

Next week's event is just the beginning. You stood with us the last go-round, and we hope you’ll be with us in our new configuration!


James Corless,
Transportation for America