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Investing in Climate-Smart Transportation

Investing in Climate-Smart Transportation

Full Title: Investing in Climate-Smart Transportation
Author(s): Joaquin Rosas, Lainie Rowland, Tansy Massey-Green, Elizabeth Hartman, Jesse Prentice-Dunn, Jasmine Chiu, Kyle Clark-Sutton
Publisher(s): America is All In
Publication Date: June 24, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

The United States federal government is deploying billions of dollars to U.S. non- federal actors – states, tribal nations, cities, businesses, and civil society – for transportation-related infrastructure projects through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This historic moment coincides with a critical need to reduce carbon emissions at every level of society by at least 50 percent by 2030 relative to 2005. An All-In strategy in transportation can deliver a reduction of roughly 36 percent below 2005 levels.

In addition to reducing emissions, climate- aligned transportation projects deliver numerous non-climate benefits, including improving health, equity, safety, and the economy. The America Is
All In team explores these benefits in detail in the companion report, Moving America Forward: Health, Safety, and Economic Benefits of Multimodal Transportation Systems.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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