Transportation

The cyclist’s dilemma: How safety, climate and air pollution collide on America’s roadways

By | Matt Casale
Director, Transform Transportation Campaign

Walkers and bikers are getting killed at alarming rates -- at a time when we need this type of transportation more than ever. 

Faced with a choice over whether to keep light rail on track, Phoenix voters decided once again to give the transit option a green light.

Phoenix Voters Send Message: Keep Light Rail on Track

By | Diane Brown
Executive Director

Arizona PIRG is pleased that Phoenix citizens once again voted (4th time since 2000) to recognize light rail as a beneficial transportation and to keep light rail on track.

Phoenix Voters: Vote No on Prop. 105

By | Diane Brown
Executive Director

If you are a Phoenix voter that waited until today to cast your ballot, please read.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Transportation

U.S. Senate Bill Marks Progress on Clean Transportation and Electric Vehicles, But Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works unveiled a major transportation bill today, which includes a section on climate change that shifts some federal highway money to Complete Streets -- a  program that makes streets safer for walking and biking. The legislation also moves money toward investments in public transportation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and authorizes funding for an expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

For all of us who rely on our roads and public transit, and our water, sewage and power systems, the agreement reached by President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders in May to commit $2 trillion to infrastructure should be good news.

When it comes to clean transportation, most U.S. states are underutilizing funds from Volkswagen’s nearly $3 billion settlement with federal authorities for violating emissions standards.

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