Issue / Emissions

Climate crisis turns world’s subways into flood zones

Retrofitting subways against flooding is “an enormous undertaking,” said Robert Puentes, chief executive of the Eno Center for...

Analysis: Electric bus maker BYD shows China complications in Biden climate push

"It's very difficult with the current manufacturing infrastructure in this country and with BYD out of the process, to imagine getting...

House Climate Crisis Select Committee Considers Transportation Priorities

On June 30, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing, “Transportation Investments for Solving the Climate...

Electric Vehicle Credits and Alternative Fuels Provisions Included in Senate’s Clean Energy Act

On May 26th, the Senate Finance Committee held a markup of the "Clean Energy Act," advancing the legislation with a 14 to 14 vote tie...

Public transit agencies across US seek to lure back commuters lost during the pandemic

“It’s a major upgrade,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, who describes the amount of...

House T&I Examines Private Sector Role in Addressing Climate

On March 17, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing titled “The Business Case for Climate...

When It Comes To Clean Energy, USPS Delivery Trucks Don’t Yet Answer The Mail

While the Postal Service moves slowly toward adopting electric vehicles, Robert Puentes says Biden is on the right track in pushing for...

Webinar: Bus Electrification: The Role Agencies Can Play in Workforce Equity

Transit agencies around the country have been exploring ways to transition to zero-emission bus fleets, and that exploration is poised...

Long Road, Tough Choices Ahead for Biden Car-Charging Pledge

Robert Puentes discusses electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure expansion as a way reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New Biden Order Creates Federal Climate-Focused Policy Coordination

President Biden signed a new executive order on January 27 adopting new policies and policymaking structure regarding climate change...

How Could USDOT Organize Around Climate Under Biden?

President-elect Joe Biden has indicated that climate change will be one of the biggest, if not the absolute biggest, focus of his...

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