Building a Modern Transportation System in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Published Jul 20, 2018

Our transportation system – the way we move people and goods from point A to point B – is outdated, congested, and unreliable. And it is the largest source of global warming emissions and a major source of air pollution in the region.

It’s time for an upgrade. Working together, we can build a modern, clean, and equitable transportation system that works for everyone. Investing in solutions like cleaner cars and buses, reliable trains, and safe walking and biking paths has worked in other countries around the world.

States in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions—from New England to our nation’s capital—are working on a plan that will cut emissions and invest in clean transportation solutions while expanding access and creating good jobs. A regional program to modernize our transportation system will bring us into the 21st century.

UCS is working with environmental, labor, business, health and equity organizations to advocate for common-sense policy solutions to clean our transportation system and make it work for everyone. With diverse stakeholders at the table, we can build a clean, reliable and accessible transportation system. 

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