Everyone knows that reducing driving — and by extension, not inducing demand by widening highways — is essential to curbing climate change. Now environmental and transportation advocates have invented a way to calculate exactly how much highway projects pollute the air. (Quartz)
Residents of coastal, mountain West and Southern border states are more likely to be concerned about climate change. They’re also the ones most likely to be affected by it. (538)
Noise pollution is also a thing, and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a bill cracking down on loud cars and motorcycles. (The Week)
The U.S. DOT is developing a new approach to safer streets in response to a record spike in traffic deaths. (Streetsblog)
Fare-free transit is a major issue in the Boston mayoral race. (Governing)
The White House is trying to squash assessments of how transportation projects affect carbon pollution. NRDC, Clean Air Carolina, and U.S. PIRG are suing the administration to ensure these climate impacts are publicly disclosed.