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11 Rules for Transportation Ballot Initiative Success

Last month, I joined more than 100 transportation professionals from across the country at the Center for Transportation Excellence’s conference in Atlanta. The topic of the conversation: how to garner support for transportation sales tax initiatives. Check out the 11 tips I learned at the conference that will help make any campaign a success. Search […]

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Forward Motion, June 2013

It’s Official: Senate Confirms Anthony Foxx As Next Transportation Secretary In a unanimous vote yesterday, Anthony R. Foxx was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the next U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary. Serving as Mayor of Charlotte, N.C. since 2009, Foxx helped lead the way on several transportation initiatives in the city, including a […]

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Forward Motion, May 2013

More than 43 percent of the nation’s imports enter the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Hueneme and San Diego — creating jobs, income and tax revenue in all 50 states. BREAKING: Mobility 21’s Kristin Decas and Fran Inman to Serve on National Freight Advisory Committee Today U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members […]

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Forward Motion, April 2013

Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Foxx Tapped To Be Next U.S. DOT Secretary Yesterday President Obama announced his nomination of Anthony R. Foxx to replace outgoing U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Serving as Mayor of Charlotte, N.C. since 2009, Foxx helped lead the way on several transportation initiatives in the city, including a streetcar project, […]

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Playing ‘Mad Libs’ on Infrastructure

Guest blog post by Janet Kavinoky, Vice President, Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition and Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce POLITICO and a few Members of Congress raised doubts as to whether America’s infrastructure is truly “crumbling.” The implication from the article: things aren’t as bad as some “politicians and pundits” make them out to […]

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News Release: Southern California’s Mobility 21 Urges Congress to Invest in America’s Trade Gateway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         March 5, 2013 CONTACT Kristin Slocum, Communications Manager 949.375.4523   Southern California’s Mobility 21 Urges Congress to Invest in America’s Trade Gateway  Mobility 21 will fight for federal transportation funding and innovative tools to leverage local investment IRVINE, Calif. – […]

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2013 Washington, D.C. Advocacy Trip

Check out the advocacy materials for Mobility 21’s 2013 Washington, D.C. advocacy trip. News release Factsheets: Building on MAP-21’s Success: What We Need Get America Moving Again: Freight Movement Infrastructure Keeps Our Economy Competitive Trade Corridor Improvement Fund: Southern California’s Proven Track Record Regional Projects, National Significance: Examples of America’s Trade Gateway Projects That Are […]

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Forward Motion, Dec. 2012

Mobility 21’s Top 12 Transportation Moments of 2012 This year, Mobility 21 continued to expand its network to help bring investment to Southern California’s transportation system. With your help, we influenced important legislation and celebrated several milestone moments: Mobility 21’s advocacy resulted in key policy points incorporated in the long-awaited federal transportation bill, MAP-21, namely the inclusion […]

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Forward Motion, Oct. 2012

Mobility 21 Urges Support for LA County’s Measure J With the election less than two weeks away, the final push to support Los Angeles County’s ballot initiative to extend the half-cent sales tax for transportation is in full swing. In 2008, Los Angeles County voters approved a 30-year half-cent sales tax to provide local resources […]

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Mobility 21 Warns Against West Coast Port Shutdown

Social media outlets and law enforcement report that organizers of the “West Coast Port Shutdown” are planning to gather at the Harry Bridges Park near the Queen Mary on the morning of Monday, Dec. 12. This group, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has made a call to shutdown what they are referring […]

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