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24% Reduction in Emissions Possible by 2050
"Identifying that changes in travel behavior and land-use patterns can reduce travel emissions 24 percent by 2050, the report indicates that the reduction can reach up to 47 percent if road pricing techniques are implemented. The implications of this report may result in changes to legislation as Congress considers reauthorizing SAFETEA-LU.
The committee chairman, James Oberstar (D-Minn.), applauded the report today, saying it could serve as a "blowtorch to the behinds" for those pushing to postpone his effort to pass new transportation legislation."
Thanks to Michael Rodriguez