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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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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.

Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Article
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting, February 12, 2017. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

The president's budget pays for his tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations by slashing health care, education, and other critical investments.

Seth Hanlon, Rebecca Vallas, Rachel West, 16 More Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Eliza Schultz, Heidi Schultheis, Kevin DeGood, Annie McGrew, Thomas Huelskoetter, Angela Hanks, Erin Auel, Stephenie Johnson, Ben Miller, Antoinette Flores, Michela Zonta, Rejane Frederick, Alex Rowell, Alan Cohen, John Norris

6 Things to Watch for in Trump’s Infrastructure Scam Article
The John F. Kennedy Expressway is clogged with cars as rush-hour commuters and holiday travelers make their way through Chicago, November 21, 2017. (Getty/Scott Olson)

6 Things to Watch for in Trump’s Infrastructure Scam

Trump's infrastructure policy won't support meaningful job creation or necessary updates to American infrastructure, but it will lead to dirtier air and water and may jeopardize programs that many working families rely on.

Kevin DeGood, Alison Cassady, Rejane Frederick

Doublespeak and the National Debt Article
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington,  June 2, 2015. (AP/Cliff Owen)

Doublespeak and the National Debt

House leaders play up the national debt to shout down infrastructure investments, but they are remarkably silent on the debt when it comes to funding tax cuts for the rich.

Ryan Erickson, Kevin DeGood

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