US transportation sector could cut carbon emissions 34% by 2030: analysis

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State, local and federal emissions policies already in place will reduce carbon emissions from U.S. transportation sources in 2030 by 19% from 2019 levels, according to an analysis released Thursday by America Is All In, a climate advocacy coalition supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

“We’ve actually made a lot of progress,” said Nate Hultman, corresponding author for the report and director of the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland. But additional action could further reduce transport emissions, bringing the country closer to meeting President Joe Biden’s overall goal of a 50% to 52% reduction in U.S. carbon emissions by 2030.

Separately on Thursday, the Federal Highway Administration announced a new program, part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, called the Carbon Reduction Program, making available $6.4 billion in formula funding for states and localities over five years.

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