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Consulting the Crystal Ball on Infrastructure

Last night, in his address to Congress, President Trump revisited his campaign promise of a big new investment in infrastructure. He called upon Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure package, using a combination of public and private investment.

USDOT Acknowledges We Should Measure People, Not Just Cars

We have one last victory to report at Secretary Foxx’s US Department of Transportation. USDOT has significantly rewritten their proposed system performance measures after receiving significant pressure from advocates like you. We owe a big thank you to everyone who weighed in and to USDOT for listening. 

Hold State DOTs Accountable in Using TAP Funding

The new Congress convened for the first time this week, setting its rules and electing its leaders. The Senate will quickly move to confirmation hearings on President-Elect Trump’s nominees to head various agencies, including Elaine Chao to serve as Secretary of Transportation.  Congress will move quickly on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, though new infrastructure funding is likely to wait until at least late spring.

Safe Routes to School Healthy Heroes Spotlight: Kathy Durham & Penny Ellson

This guest blog post was written by Rosie Mesterhazy, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, City of Palto Alto.

Election Results: What It Means for Safe Routes to School and Healthy Communities

Now, nearly a month after Election Day, Washington is in the full swing of the transition between administrations and there’s constantly changing speculation about policies and personnel. While we can’t predict what will happen, we can review what information has come to light thus far and the impact it might have on Safe Routes to School and healthy communities.

The Role of Safe Routes to School in Protecting Kids from Hateful Harassment and Bullying

Over the last few weeks, our country has seen an alarming increase in hate-motivated slurs and attacks.

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