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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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To Tackle Climate Change, We Must Reform Land Use Report

To Tackle Climate Change, We Must Reform Land Use

In addition to rapid electrification of the transportation sector, Congress must reform its transportation policies to expand transportation choice—including transit, biking, and walking—and encourage infill development.

Kevin DeGood

Using Performance Management to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Surface Transportation Sector Article
Cars with streaked headlights are seen on Pennsylvania Avenue going toward the U.S. Capitol during afternoon rush hour in Washington, D.C. (Getty/Visions of America/Universal Images Group)

Using Performance Management to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Surface Transportation Sector

The next surface transportation reauthorization bill should require states and metropolitan regions to adopt targets that represent clear reductions in surface transportation GHG emissions that put the sector on a path to net-zero emissions by midcentury.

Kevin DeGood

‘Republican Roadmap’ to Nowhere Article
A view of the U.S. Capitol on April 29, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

‘Republican Roadmap’ to Nowhere

The Senate Republican alternative to the American Jobs Plan would fail to invest in critical sectors necessary to create jobs and transition the United States to a competitive, 100 percent clean economy.

A Framework for Strengthening Municipal Market Green Bond Labeling Report

A Framework for Strengthening Municipal Market Green Bond Labeling

Strengthening green bond labeling to include a ranking that accounts for the expected environmental and social performance of financed activities will help to increase capital flows to high-quality sustainability and environmental justice projects by eliminating greenwashing.

Kevin DeGood

A Call to Action on Combating Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Pollution Report
The Minnesota River Basin, once a healthy, balanced ecosystem, now functions like an overloaded and unstable drainage ditch for farms and a toilet for rural Minnesota. (Minnesota River Basin)

A Call to Action on Combating Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Pollution

The United States will never achieve its goal of restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of its waters without implementing a comprehensive, aggressive program to reduce nonpoint source water pollution and polluted urban runoff.

Kevin DeGood

A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation Report

A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation

The severe economic downturn caused by the coronavirus has created an urgent need to boost federal infrastructure spending and reform programs and policies to ensure they achieve the greatest social, economic, and environmental return on investment.

Kevin DeGood

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 7 Report

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 7

The Portsmouth Bypass represents a broken and deeply cost-ineffective theory of economic development that assumes reducing vehicle travel time—rather than investing in people and places facing economic distress—will unlock economic development.

Kevin DeGood

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