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Expertise: Infrastructure, transportation policy and finance

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.

By Kevin DeGood
To Tackle Climate Change, We Must Reform Land UseCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2021
Building Infrastructure That Supports Opportunity, Equity, and SustainabilityCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2021
Using Performance Management to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Surface Transportation SectorCenter for American ProgressMay 24, 2021
The Compound Benefits of Greening School InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressMay 17, 2021
‘Republican Roadmap’ to NowhereCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2021
A Framework for Strengthening Municipal Market Green Bond LabelingCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2021
Achieving Climate Targets Requires Looking Beyond the TailpipeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2021
A Call to Action on Combating Nonpoint Source and Stormwater PollutionCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2020
A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of TransportationCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2020
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 7Center for American ProgressAugust 12, 2020
Flying Cars Will Undermine Democracy and the EnvironmentCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2020
Climate Change and Municipal FinanceCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2020
Infrastructure Investment Decisions Are Political, Not TechnicalCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2020
A National and State Plan To End the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2020
5 Infrastructure Principles for a Fiscal Stimulus Response to CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2020
The Limits of Risk Transference Through Public-Private PartnershipsCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2019
Why an All-of-the-Above Transportation Strategy Doesn’t WorkCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2019
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 6Center for American ProgressSeptember 19, 2019
Reducing Carbon Pollution Through InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressSeptember 3, 2019
Building Interstate 11 through Arizona is a $7 billion wasteThe Arizona RepublicAugust 26, 2019
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 5Center for American ProgressAugust 8, 2019
Building Progressive InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2019
Understanding the Difference Between Safety and AccessCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2018
The Importance of NEPA Review for Infrastructure ProjectsCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2018
Purchasing Public Benefits Through Public-Private PartnershipsCenter for American ProgressAugust 9, 2018
When Public-Private Partnerships Fail: A Look at Southern Indiana’s I-69 ProjectCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
6 Things to Watch for in Trump’s Infrastructure ScamCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2018
State of the Union Preview: Trump Is Rigging the Economy Against Workers and the Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2018
Highway Trust Fund Cuts by StateCenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2018
The Benefits of NEPA: How Environmental Review Empowers Communities and Produces Better ProjectsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 16, 2018
The Limits Of EngineeringThe Huffington PostSeptember 21, 2017
How should America pay for its infrastructure needs?Illinois Business JournalJune 6, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
Debunking the False Claims of Environmental Review OpponentsCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2017
Build First, Ask Questions LaterCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2017
Doublespeak and the National DebtCenter for American ProgressMarch 30, 2017
Building a 21st-Century Infrastructure for America: The Role of Federal Agencies in Water InfrastructureHouse Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureMarch 9, 2017
What the Oroville Dam Disaster Says About America’s Aging InfrastructureFortuneFebruary 18, 2017
A Plan for Rebuilding America and Investing in Workers and JobsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2017
Trump’s infrastructure plan leaves U.S. behind, enriches Wall StreetMarketWatchDecember 12, 2016
How Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Fails AmericaCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2016
Assessing Claims About Public-Private PartnershipsCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2016
Understanding the Limitations of Autonomous Vehicles and the Need for Public TransportationCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2016
The Hazards of Noncompete Clauses in Public-Private Partnership DealsCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2016
An Infrastructure Plan for AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
Wrong-Headed Economics Stops Us Replacing Lead PipesNewsweekMay 17, 2016
The Danger of Measuring Roadway Congestion WrongCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2016
Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?Center for American ProgressApril 27, 2016
Leveraging New Transportation Technology to Increase Affordable HousingInsideSourcesFebruary 17, 2016
How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 17, 2016
Larry Hogan’s hovering white elephantThe Washington PostJanuary 22, 2016
Complete Streets: Orlando, FloridaCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2015
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4Center for American ProgressDecember 3, 2015
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 3Center for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2015
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 2Center for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2015
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 1Center for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2015
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Misses an Opportunity for ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2015
Top 5 Worst Provisions in the House FY 2016 Transportation Appropriations BillCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2015
Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2015
4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control PrivatizationCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2015
The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public TransportationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2015
Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding RestrictionsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2015
Public Transportation and the Path Dependency of Highway InvestmentsCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2014
Public-Private PartnershipsCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2014
Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User FeeCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2014
Opinion: Governor’s transportation policies running on emptyThe RecordMay 7, 2014
Repatriation Tax Holiday Is Not a Fix for Highway Trust Fund InsolvencyRoll CallMay 6, 2014
Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the NumbersCenter for American ProgressApril 4, 2014
U.S. needs a mileage-based tax to boost transportation fundingThe Denver PostMarch 19, 2014
Understanding the Highway Trust Fund and the Perils of InactionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 20, 2014
Misguided Transportation Policy: For Sen. Lee, Ideology Trumps What’s Best for UtahCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2014
Building a 21st Century InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2014
Improving Metropolitan MobilityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2014
Complete Streets: Why America Needs the Safe Streets Act of 2013Center for American ProgressDecember 10, 2013
Clean Water InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2013