For far too long, America has been in a transportation rut, pouring money into systems that increase our emissions and oil dependency. What’s more, in too many of our communities we have failed to invest in efficient transportation options like public transportation, passenger rail, and increased safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
This is our chance to change that.
By putting significant resources behind a plan to build clean transportation options, we’ll not only help meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals and reduce our dependence on oil, we’ll also create thousands of new jobs, save consumers money, and make our communities better places to live, work, and play.
This climate change bill is an opportunity to make serious progress. But with transportation accounting for nearly a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of our oil usage, clean transportation options must be part of the final legislation if we expect it to do the job.
Tell your Senators that a comprehensive climate bill must include adequate funding for clean transportation options. Click here to tell them we want big, bold changes this year!