28 Apr '16, 7pm

Performance rule "...a key step on the road to more sustainable transportation infrastructure."

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking concerning performance metrics for states and regional organizations that receive federal funding. As our friends at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) capably explained , the proposed rule is one of several aimed at improving the performance of our nation’s transportation infrastructure. USGBC appreciates that DOT has raised the possibility that states and regional organizations measure how projects such as roads and public transit systems would contribute to carbon pollution—and will be urging the agency to follow through with this concept in the final rule. DOT is seeking comment on whether planners in the transportation sector should take into account carbon pollution to set standards to implement the 2012 transportation law “Moving Ahead...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/dot-metrics-rule-could-help...

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