Policy Alert: Contact Your State DOT to Support TDM in Carbon Reduction Strategy
The CRP provides $6.4 billion in formula funding over 5 years to states to reduce transportation emissions through the development of state carbon reduction strategies and by funding projects designed to reduce transportation emissions.
As part of the program, each state must develop a Carbon Reduction Strategy (due November 2023). The plan should:
- Identify projects and strategies to support the reduction of transportation emissions.
- Include projects and strategies for safe, reliable, and cost-effective options to reduce traffic congestion by facilitating the use of alternatives to SOV trips, including public transportation facilities, bike/ped facilities, and shared or pooled vehicle trips; or facilitate the use of vehicles or modes of travel that result in lower transportation emissions per person-mile traveled as compared to existing vehicles and modes.
Eligible Activities in Support of TDM include:
- Projects or strategies to support congestion pricing, shifting transportation demand to nonpeak hours, or other modes, increasing vehicle occupancy rates, or reducing demand for roads, and travel demand strategies and programs
- Public transportation projects including capital for the construction of BRT corridors or dedicated bus lanes
- Transportation Alternatives projects (bike/ped facilities, safe routes to schools)