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

Published Jul 20, 2018 Updated May 4, 2021

Cars stuck in traffic.
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Our transportation system – the way we move people and goods from point A to point B – is outdated, congested, and unreliable.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 health-damaging 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, buses, and trucks as well as 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—can work together and individually to invest in clean transportation solutions while expanding access and creating good jobs.

UCS is working with environmental, labor, business, health, equity and justice 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 in all of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. 

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