Director, Infrastructure Policy


Kevin DeGood

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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.

Latest by Kevin DeGood

Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers Fact Sheet

Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers

The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods.

Kevin DeGood

Understanding the Highway Trust Fund and the Perils of Inaction Fact Sheet
This Wednesday, December 12, 2012 photo shows a truck driving past a sign for the Ohio Turnpike near Streetsboro, Ohio. (AP/Tony Dejak)

Understanding the Highway Trust Fund and the Perils of Inaction

Congress must act soon to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from becoming insolvent. Failure to address the impending shortfall will result in a substantial cut to highway and public transportation programs during the heart of construction season.

Kevin DeGood

Improving Metropolitan Mobility Fact Sheet
Highway 880 is packed with commuters on Friday, October 18, 2013, in Oakland, California. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Improving Metropolitan Mobility

With MAP-21 set to expire in September, Congress must find new revenues and focus policies on improving metropolitan mobility through balanced investments.

Kevin DeGood