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Issue / People & The Environment

As a means to an end, it is important that the transportation system be accessible and usable by different types of people aiming to get to different places. Federal rules for accessibility and nondiscrimination are behind most funding streams, and local rules also augment requirements to make the transportation system usable for everyone. Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the US. While automobiles have become more efficient over time due to fuel efficiency and emissions standards, these improvements are offset by an overall increase in vehicle miles traveled. Increased demand for trucking and air travel have contributed toward emissions. Proposals for achieving transportation emissions reduction goals at all levels of government include electrification, increased investment in active and shared transportation, and improved land use.

Emission-Reducing Aviation Technologies Presented at House Hearing

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation met to discuss different aviation...

FHWA Releases $1.2 Billion in Carbon Reduction Program FY22 Funding for Use

This week, the Federal Highway Administration released the guidance document that allows states to begin using the $1.2 billion in...

Webinar: Transit Strategies to Meet Climate Goals

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which account for 29 percent of total emissions in the United States, is going to...

DOT Releases Updated CAFE Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation today released a new set of automotive fuel efficiency standards for model years 2024 through...

Here’s What Biden’s Budget Would Do, and Not Do, for Climate Change

The largest chunk of the $142 billion for transportation would be used to fix roads and bridges — or perhaps build new...

Guest Op-Ed: America Needs to Invest in Universal Road User Education

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and over 800,000 lives lost in the U.S., the number of road user deaths could...

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction, Allowing Interim Social Cost of Carbon Standard to Be Used in Rules, EIS

On March 16, a federal appeals court removed an injunction that was blocking the ability of federal agencies, including the Department...

Guest Op-Ed: The Rise of Delivery as a Service

Everyday life entirely changed for most when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic on March 11, 2020....

Guest Op-Ed: Alternative Traffic Enforcement to Re-Center Road Safety

Transportation has become the most policed aspect of daily life in the United States. The most frequent interactions between police and...

For Pete’s Sake! Sec. Buttigieg Won’t Push Back on States that Ignore Equity, Climate Guidelines

The Federal Highway Administration guidelines are, in fact, advisories that are not legally binding, as Jeff Davis of the Eno...

Federal Court Suspends “Social Cost of Carbon” Standard

A federal judge in Louisiana on February 11 issued an injunction halting the use of the interim “social cost of carbon” metric...

Guest Op-Ed: Reimagining Communal Growth After COVID-19

The United States was built upon a foundation of social and economic inequalities whose echoes are still felt nationwide to this day....

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