Transportation

Governor Polis’s proposal includes over $250 million for reducing the cost of riding transit, rolling out more e-bikes and electric school buses, replacing dirty diesel trucks, and boosting a program that makes main streets safer and more comfortable for people to walk, bike, roll, ride transit and live their lives. The next big investment we need - increased transit service.

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Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Transportation

Statement: Town of Vail becomes 9th GoEV City with 100% zero emission transportation commitment

The Vail Town Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to move the town towards 100% zero emission transportation.  Vail is the 9th in Colorado to do so, joining Boulder County, Denver, City of Boulder, Summit County, City of Golden, City of Fort Collins, City of Longmont, and the Town of Avon in earning the GoEV City designation.

Following a summer of record ozone pollution days in Colorado, school districts share the stories about how the first electric school buses found their way to the roads  in Boulder and Kremmling.  I joined experts from those districts as well as Mothers Out Front to highlight the health and climate impacts of diesel school buses, and how electric school buses are the path forward.

As emissions from gas-powered vehicles pollute our air and warm our planet, cities and counties are leading the way to a cleaner transportation future in Colorado. I joined experts from five GoEV Cities and Counties to highlight strategic policies driving them towards a 100% electric-powered transportation reality. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Transportation

First two CO school districts with electric-powered school buses highlighted during National Drive Electric Week event

During National Drive Electric Week, CoPIRG highlighted that dozens more electric-powered school buses are headed to CO in the coming years to join the two school districts in Boulder and Kremmling that have the first electric buses on the road. Electric-powered school buses are a critical solution in both the fight against climate change and protecting Colorado children from harmful diesel emissions.  CoPIRG is calling on Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill and get more electric buses on Colorado roads.   

The road to cleaner air

By | Mac Dressman
Transform Transportation, Associate

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act just passed by Congress provides $2.5 billion in funding specifically for zero-emission electric school buses.

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