A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation

Introduction and summary The goal of the U.S. transportation system is to safely, sustainably, and cost-effectively facilitate the movement of people and goods. When done right, infrastructure investments produce broad-based prosperity for American workers and firms. Conversely, poor project selection can increase local pollution burdens, create barriers to opportunity, and produce unproductive assets that serve […]

Now Is the Perfect Time to Rethink Green Transportation

By Kevin J. Krizek Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise, congestion and pollution. Roads and parking lots devoted to cars take up a lot of land. For example, in Phoenix, Los Angeles and New York City these spaces account for over […]

The Moving Forward Act: Ten Ways the House Infrastructure Proposal Will Increase Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy, and Resilient Transportation

shebalso/Flickr This blog was written in collaboration with Shana Udvardy, Climate Resilience Analyst in the Climate and Energy Program. Today, US House passed their infrastructure proposal, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)*. This massive infrastructure bill is the result of the work of many committees in the House. The centerpiece is the surface transportation bill […]

Electrification of transportation sector nears tipping point

Transportation accounts for nearly 70 percent of U.S. oil consumption and 28 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it a prime target for technological improvements that can reduce emissions and combat climate change. Electrification of the transportation sector represents one of the highest impact strategies to help achieve that goal. Demand is rapidly […]