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Kevin DeGood is the director of Infrastructure Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on how highway, transit, aviation, and maritime policy affect America’s global competitiveness, access to opportunity for diverse communities, and environmental sustainability.

Prior to joining American Progress, DeGood was the deputy policy director at Transportation for America, where he conducted research, provided legislative analysis, and advanced T4 campaign priorities with congressional leaders. In addition, DeGood served as the director of legislative affairs for Simon and Company, Inc., a federal affairs firm specializing in the representation of municipal governments and transit authorities.

DeGood holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit Projects.

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What kind of transportation future do we want? In the News

What kind of transportation future do we want?

In an op-ed published by Route Fifty, Kevin DeGood explains the potential risks that integrating autonomous vehicles could pose if pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable users are not prioritized.

Route Fifty

Kevin DeGood

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan Report
A worker works on the bed of one of Ford’s battery-powered F-150 Lightning trucks.

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan

The historic home of the automotive industry, Michigan, stands to benefit from major infrastructure improvements and new plants for manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, especially if it incorporates public input and builds worker power to grow the middle class.

Improving Safety, Accident Response, and Public Health in the Wake of Recent Train Derailments Article
Damaged tanks after train derailment with trees in background

Improving Safety, Accident Response, and Public Health in the Wake of Recent Train Derailments

A comprehensive response to the East Palestine derailment must include safety reforms that will reduce the frequency and severity of future derailments; improve long-term health monitoring and access to health services; and reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals, including petrochemicals, from the U.S. economy.

Kevin DeGood

Tolls on state highways would ease gas tax shortfall In the News

Tolls on state highways would ease gas tax shortfall

Kevin DeGood explains why a well-designed, sophisticated tolling system in Michigan would not only ease revenue shortfalls but also allow the state’s highways to run more efficiently.

The Detroit News

Kevin DeGood

Fact Sheet: North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law

North Carolina’s transportation project prioritization framework locks in highway investments at the expense of projects that would provide sustainable and affordable alternatives to driving, including public and active transportation such as biking and walking.

Kevin DeGood

North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law Is a Barrier to Progressive Transportation Report

North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law Is a Barrier to Progressive Transportation

North Carolina’s transportation project prioritization framework locks in highway investments at the expense of projects that would provide sustainable and affordable alternatives to driving, including public and active transportation such as biking and walking.

Kevin DeGood

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