Tuesdays at APA — September 2010
Moving America Forward:
Federal Transportation Reauthorization
September 21, 2010
America's current transportation system — the network of highways, railroads, public transportation, walkways, and bikeways — serves as the backbone of our economy, connects our communities, and provides access to the American Dream of opportunity for all. But today, the system is both incomplete and threatened.
America deserves a modern transportation system, one that runs efficiently, is funded wisely, and provides Americans more options to ensure we all can get where we need to go regardless of age, ability or income.
Kathleen Woodruff from Transportation for America shared how the authorization of the next six-year federal surface transportation bill is a historic opportunity to transform our transportation system to make it more modern and accountable.
About the Speaker
Kathleen Woodruff is the Illinois Field Organizer for Transportation for America, a national coalition of over 480 organizations nationwide committed to creating a new federal transportation program that will take America into the 21st Century by building a modernized infrastructure and healthy communities where people can live, work, and play. She has extensive experience managing field- and issue-oriented campaigns. Prior to joining T4 America, Woodruff worked at Metropolitan Planning Council in transportation research.