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The Association for Commuter Transportation applauds the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the US Department of Transportation (DOT), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that lays out high-level goals and actions to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and deployment for innovative solutions and technologies that enable a clean, safe, accessible, equitable, and decarbonized transportation system for all.
As the transportation sector represents one of the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and light-duty vehicles represent more than half of the sector’s emissions, this collaboration will build important connections between agencies and help spur new actions needed to build a more sustainable transportation system. This should include the development of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies aimed at increasing the use of public and private transit, ridesharing, biking, walking, new mobility services, and the elimination of vehicle trips.
ACT looks forward to working with each organization mentioned above to enact two key plans. The first is to develop clean, safe, and reliable transportation options for underserved and disadvantaged communities and the second is to align investments in transit-oriented development and as feasible incorporate location-efficient decision-making in financing new housing, commercial or mixed-use development. Everyone deserves great transportation and this TDM Week we want to ensure that the future provides a better journey for everyone.