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Public Transportationís Role in Responding to Climate Change
Public Transportation’s Role in Responding to Climate Change
Our Price: $15.00
By Tina Hodges
Year: 2010
Pages: 20
Binding Paperback
ISBN 9781437933611

Product Code: 1437933610

The Fed. Transit Admin. (FTA) collects and analyzes data from across the country on public transportation (PT) fuel use, vehicles deployed, rides taken, etc. These data provides valuable insight into the impacts of auto, truck, SUV, and PT travel on the production of greenhouse gas emissions. There are significant greenhouse gas emission savings by using PT. This paper presents an analysis of the data and frames it in a broader context. It concludes with a description of FTA actions that address climate change. PT can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by: Providing a low emissions alternative to driving; Facilitating compact land use, reducing the need to travel long distances; and Minimizing the carbon footprint of transit oper.

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