A 21st-Century Transportation System That Drives Climate Action & Equitable Recovery

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:22:54 +0000

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Mitchell Bernard We must build the national transportation system of the future — and do it now, all while strengthening the responsible public oversight we all depend on to protect the environment and public health. As congressional negotiations move forward on President Biden’s call to drive equitable recovery with […]

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U.S. Infrastructure Bills: Do They Meet The Moment?

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:11:11 +0000

Any legislation on infrastructure must address the backlog of repairs, the challenge of the climate crisis, and the inequities in our transportation system.

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U.S. House Passes New Infrastructure Package

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 21:30:50 +0000

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a roughly $760 billion infrastructure package they hope will be incorporated into the bipartisan infrastructure framework currently being negotiated. The INVEST in America Act includes several climate provisions, including funding for electric-vehicle charging infrastructure, railways, and measures to make infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather. It also extends […]

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The INVEST in America Act: A Transformative Package of Strategic Investment in Climate Action and Equitable Recovery

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:17:18 +0000

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By  Mitchell Bernard  Our transportation system — the lifeblood of our economy — directly impacts the quality of our lives, and the life of the nation, every day and in every community. It’s time to move forward. When the nation set out decades ago to build the interstate highways, we weren’t […]

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A Transportation Law for the 2050s, Not 1950s

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:30:01 +0000

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Deron Lovaas Our transportation system is enormous. More than 4 million miles of roads, 140,000 miles of freight rail, 21,400 miles of intercity passenger rail, and more than 180,000 miles of public transit such as bus routes and commuter rail lines. All of this is run by groups […]

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