Public Transit as a Climate Solution

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Transportation accounts for more than a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. Public transportation has the potential to be included as a major part of climate action strategies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 21, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how to incorporate transit as a climate solution. Presenters will explain the sustainability benefits of public transportation, including a reduced carbon footprint and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. They will also provide tools transit agencies can use to plan low-carbon transportation solutions.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 226: An Update on Public Transportation’s Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, attendees must sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. National sustainability benefits of public transportation: Jen McGraw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  2. Benefits to transit agencies of addressing sustainability: Amy Pettine, Nelson/Nygaard
  3. Transit agency perspective on implementing sustainable solutions: Angie Gompert, Vineyard Transit Authority
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Jen McGraw, Center for Neighborhood Technology

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

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