Our transportation system – the way we move people and goods from point A to point B – is outdated, congested, and unreliable.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.
- Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (2019)
- Reducing Emissions from Transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (2018)
- Why the Northeast Should Limit Pollution from Transportation (2017)
- What the Northeast Could Build with a Transportation Cap and Invest Program (2017)
- The Benefits of Clean Car Standards in the Northeast (2016)
- Bringing Electric Vehicles to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (2016)
- Northeast Drivers Want Electric Cars (2016)
Resources for states >
- Webinar: Transforming Transportation in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic (2018)
- Why New York State Needs a Clean Transportation System (2018)
- A Tale of Four Cities: How Smart Growth Can Shape the Future of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Region (2018)
- How Maryland Can Build a Clean and Modern Transportation System
- Why Cap and Invest Is the Right Solution for Massachusetts Transportation (2017)