Issue / Emissions

“Green New Deal” Outline Introduced in House, Senate

February 8, 2019 Yesterday, progressive Members of Congress introduced a non-binding resolution calling on Congress to adopt a...

Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives has energized progressives, and many are choosing to spend...

Overdue and Overlooked: Congestion Pricing

January 9, 2019 While no silver bullet will fix the woes of urban mobility and access, transportation economists believe that...

Op-Ed: Four Transportation Policy Predictions for 2019

Transportation in the United States is in the midst of major change. Last year brought a record number of airline passengers to...

Stakeholders Debate Future of Renewable Fuel Standard at House Hearing

December 13, 2018 A bill that would require new cars to operate using more efficient gasoline and sunset the Renewable Fuel Standard...

What Is the Future of the Interstate Highway System? TRB Consensus Study Released

December 6, 2018 Three years and two days after the enactment of the FAST Act, the Transportation Research Board of the National...

Key Stakeholders Provide Comment on CAFE Standards Revision

November 2, 2018 In August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Not Your Run of the Millage: How Washington State’s Carbon Fee Ballot Proposal Addresses Transportation

October 23, 2018 Funding better transportation tends to be a winning proposition at the ballot box—with a success rate around 70...

FTA Announces $84.4 Million in Low-No Emission Bus Grants

August 24, 2018 Today, the Federal Transit Administration announced the recipients of $84.4 million in grants to local transit...

NHTSA and EPA Propose CAFE Update to Freeze Mileage Standards

August 3, 2018 Yesterday, the Trump Administration issued a 978-page proposed rule that would freeze corporate average fuel economy...

House Votes to Reject Carbon Tax as Curbelo Prepares to Introduce HTF Carbon Tax Bill

July 20, 2018 The House of Representatives this week passed a non-binding resolution rejecting the idea of a carbon tax as bad for...

New Multi-State Plan Outlines Priority Actions for Increasing Zero-Emissions Vehicle Adoption

July 5, 2018 The nine states of the Multi-State Zero-Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Task Force released a new action plan this week...

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