4.1.2 Reorienting Transportation Planning to Minimize GHGs

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress should add GHG reductions to the list of factors considered in planning laws and policies under 23 USC 134; 23 CFR 450.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) should add GHG reductions to the list of factors considered in planning laws and policies, and/or establish targets for reducing GHGs and VMTs in the planning process.”

LPDD Recommendation: “Transportation planning a funding should be reoriented to focus on maximizing the efficiency of the existing network in order to reduce the need for new construction, adopting a ‘fix-it first’ approach.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States and cities should increase the use of congestion pricing (if policies are carefully designed).”

Colorado SB 260 (2021)

This omnibus transportation bill includes specific provisions on transportation equity and expanding access to electric vehicles. 

Proposed Green Streets Act (2021)

Would establish standards for emissions and vehicle miles traveled on the national highway system, while requiring states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations to undertakes certain transit analyses. 

GoEVCity Policy Toolkit

A catalog of local policies, strategies, and programs designed to advance the transition to EVs in Colorado communities.

NYC Congestion Pricing Program

The Central Business District Tolling Program, a congestion pricing proposal, was approved in 2019 as part of the New York State Budget.