Transportation Program’s #1 Goal Is Reducing Emissions - NRDC
By John Bailey
First of its kind, Carbon Reduction Program explicitly focused on reducing emissions from the transportation sector. State plans will be key to making it happen.
In a first for federal transportation policy, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created the $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program, the first large-scale federal formula transportation program designed explicitly to reduce carbon emissions. States will decide how to allocate the funding they receive among a range of investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As importantly, these are also the type of investments that lead to multiple benefits, including improved safety for vulnerable road users, less air pollution from ozone and particulate matter, and enhanced equity for neighborhoods.