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Transportation and Climate: Federal Policy Agenda   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "For too long, federal transportation policy has prioritized car travel and the infrastructure to support it--roads, bridges, highways, and parking lots--while neglecting cleaner transportation options like transit, walking, and biking. The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] crisis has further highlighted these inequities in our transportation network, as people who have cars can more easily access groceries and healthcare than those without cars, who must contend with drastically reduced transit service and streets that weren't designed for bicyclists and pedestrians. As a result of decades of lopsided federal priorities, transportation has become the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., with passenger vehicles responsible for the lion's share. In order to reduce emissions from transportation and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to reorient federal spending to promote a cleaner, more equitable transportation system."

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Third Way; Transportation for America
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