2012 was a year of partisan battles in Washington, a grueling election season, and a continuing tough economy. At Reconnecting America, the events that have unfolded over the last year reinforce the value of the work we do, focused on helping leaders in cities and regions across the country, as well as in Washington, DC, create complete communities and strong regional economies that are supported by a network of transportation choices. (If you haven’t seen our recent publication, which focuses on this in detail, Are We There Yet? a $50 donation or more will get you a copy in the mail.)
Americans of all stripes and in every size of community are looking for solutions to ensure community vitality and economic prosperity. Whether you are a member of Congress, Mayor, community activist, housing developer or regional transit planner, we need to be focused on the changing needs of all Americans no matter where they live. That’s how America will remain strong well into the future.
Reconnecting America provides the data and analysis to support good decision-making and proactive planning that meet the changing needs of our workforce, our businesses, our older and younger Americans, our families and our fledgling entrepreneurs.
We at Reconnecting America pride ourselves on our ability to pull together key stakeholders and decision makers to develop the tools, information and analysis that will help accelerate progress in building transportation networks to support complete communities and strong regional economies.
At a time when our Nation needs more evidence of the benefits of collaboration and cooperation, our work encourages leaders to break out of traditional molds, work collaboratively with people from different disciplines, and craft real-world solutions that help our regions chart a new path towards prosperity.
Reconnecting America needs your support so that we can continue to be the go-to resource for data-driven research and facilitation, thought-provoking publications, and groundbreaking and innovative strategies for creating complete communities with transportation choices for all. In an era of tightening budgets, your financial contribution is needed to help us continue this important work.
Please provide a tax-deductible donation to Reconnecting America today. Thank you for partnering with us in 2013.
John Robert Smith
President & CEO