A new greenhouse gas emissions rule for states is a significant step toward changing transportation priorities. Tell your governor we need strong standards!
Starting this year, all 50 states are required to measure the climate impacts of their transportation choices and set reduction targets. But it’s up to each state to determine its own goals. We need ambitious targets, to reduce emissions and build more walkable communities.
The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and business as usual is no longer sustainable. Too many Americans are locked into driving for every trip because there simply aren’t safe and convenient alternatives.
Measuring emissions from infrastructure projects leads to more climate-friendly transportation choices. It’s well known that walkable communities help curb emissions, in addition to all their other great benefits.
Tell your governor the state needs to be transparent about the climate effects of its transportation investments and actively work toward reducing emissions. With strong standards, we can create a more balanced system that makes walking, biking, and transit safe and convenient.