More Than 125 Leading Environmental and Transportation Groups Urge Biden Administration To Move Faster On Greenhouse Gas Rule 

The groups released a letter organized by the National Campaign for Transit Justice and signed by Transportation for America, U.S. PIRG, NRDC,, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, National Association of City Transportation Officials, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and many others to Transportation Secretary Buttigieg and OMB Director Young expressing concern and urging action.

Transit Justice on US DOT’s Greenhouse Gas Rule

“The bipartisan infrastructure law is a historic bill and this new rule will ensure it can not only create jobs, rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and invest in transit but also live up to its promise of helping to combat climate change. We applaud the Administration for taking this necessary and bold action. It is another important step to undoing the harms of the last Administration.

“The climate crisis is not coming. It is here now. And this rule will help meet this moment with the urgency needed.”

Advocates In 11 States + DC Urge Their Local Departments Of Transportation To Follow Federal Guidelines When Spending New Infrastructure Money

The letters were sent by groups in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin and urged local officials to spend the funds in a more equitable and sustainable way.The groups stressed the importance of investing in public transit systems. And stated that the transit unlocks freedom of movement and dramatically increases access to opportunity.