Transportation

"EPA Chief Vows Tougher Tailpipe Rules by July, Unwinding Trump’s"

"The Biden administration is on track to propose by the end of July new limits on the emission of greenhouse gases from automobiles that are strong enough to meet “the urgency of the climate crisis,” according to EPA Administrator Michael Regan."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/07/2021

Can Biden Change America's Preference For Cars Over Trains and Buses?

"If America is dominated by car culture and the call of the open road, there is a big reason for that: Over the past 65 years, the United States has spent nearly $10 trillion in public funds on highways and roads, and just a quarter of that on subways, buses and passenger rail."

Source: NYTimes, 04/06/2021

Biden Plan's $80 Billion For Rail Could Transform Passenger Service

"President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for an unprecedented boost in federal aid to the nation’s passenger rail system, seeking to address Amtrak’s repair backlog, extend service to more cities and modernize the network in the Northeast Corridor."

Source: Washington Post, 04/02/2021

Biden Aims To Make U.S. an EV Powerhouse. Congress May Not Be Plugged In

"President Biden wants more than $170 billion to turn the nation from a laggard in the electric vehicle market into a leader. He’s challenging Congress to OK billions more in spending to persuade Americans to part with their gas-powered cars and take public transit, and even to electrify a chunk of the nation’s yellow school bus fleets."

Source: LA Times, 04/01/2021

Biden’s Big Bet: Tackling Climate Change Will Create Jobs, Not Kill Them

"In 2017, as Donald J. Trump was announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the largest global effort to attack planetary warming, he declared, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”"

Source: NYTimes, 04/01/2021

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