Traffic congestion is not only a huge pain for commuters; it is also a major contributor to global warming pollution. These two pains can be alleviated by using new tools like congestion pricing and investing in more efficient transportation infrastructure.
American's transportation sector is responsible for more than 1/4 of America's total global warming emissions. Investment in smarter, more efficient transportation is one of the keys to slowing the effects of global warming and making our cities cleaner and safer. We need programs that will:
- Enhance public health, safety and quality of life;
- Provide better and more equitable mobility and access;
- Minimize global warming pollution emissions;
- Enhance economic competitiveness and efficiency
Some states and localities are already taking steps to improve transportation efficiency, but everywhere we can do better.
Tell your governor that you want to see more investment in transportation infrastructure that will help us fight pollution and stop global warming!
Traffic congestion is a growing problem. Our commutes are getting longer and this is harming public health and contributing to America's global warming pollution.
As our cities grow larger, smarter, more efficient transportation services are vital not just for improving mobility and sustaining our economy, but also for improving America's air quality and reducing global warming pollution.
As new transportation projects are considered for funding, we need programs that will:
* Enhance public health, safety and quality of life
* Provide better and more equitable mobility and access
* Minimize global warming pollution emissions
* Enhance economic competitiveness and efficiency
I urge you to adopt these four principles for all future transportation projects.