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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes
California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation
Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025
The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road!
Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director
Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights
Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior
Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center

A Climate-Friendly Shift In Transportation Planning Would Bring Economic Benefits Too, A New Report Says

A significant investment in climate-friendly transportation infrastructure — like bicycle paths, better sidewalks and increased transit service — combined with a simultaneous shift away from emissions-generating highway expansion projects could result in some $40 billion in economic benefits, a new state analysis suggests.

Colorado’s Transportation Commission is considering a proposed rule that would require the state Department of Transportation and the state’s five metropolitan planning organizations to consider, measure and potentially offset the harmful climate effects of transportation projects.

A new cost-benefit analysis, published earlier this week, of that proposal attempts to quantify its potential effect on air pollution, road safety, traffic delays and more. The analysis projects that adopting the rule would likely lead to people driving less, resulting in fewer costly crashes and repairs.

“… I think it makes a very powerful case for big net benefits,” Will Toor, the state’s top climate official, tweeted of the analysis.

The proposed rule would require that state and local governments offset polluting road expansion projects — if they exceed a given emissions budget — with cleaner alternatives. That could result in a 28 percent shift in funding — roughly $6.7 billion by 2050 — toward cleaner projects, the analysis found.

The Transportation Commission is scheduled to vote on the rule at its November meeting. CDOT is hosting several public hearings on the rule before then.