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That's what John Rennie Scott asks in an article for the Conversation, and the answers are depressingly familiar. In Europe, expensive gas and restrictive land use measures kept people in dense cities, and urban growth followed along the lines of mass transit, reinforcing and consolidating their use. This neglect leads to Scott's second and third points, which are the neglect, abandonment, and subsequent decay of mass transit. Maybe the electric car will be thing that tips the balance toward reinvestment in public transport. It's a long shot, but as more municipalities come to realize that the city is no place for cars, something will have to take their place. Twenty-five years ago this spring, I was a fresh-faced undergrad at Penn State enrolled in a course on existential threats to civilization, including climate change. We also knew that travel on America’s roads was a leading source of greenhouse gases on a global scale, and that transportation infrastructure decisions were capable of encouraging the use of high-carbon modes of travel that contribute to the warming of the planet. Since then, an entire generation of Americans has been born, grown up, and sat through unnerving college lectures. Time will tell and, as NRDC’s Deron Lovaas suggests in the comments to this Streetsblog post, the Obama administration’s announcement last week is merely the opening bell in what is sure to be an intense fight over how strong the new greenhouse gas performance measures will be and what format they will take.
Regardless of the ultimate form of the rules, however, the Obama administration’s action is significant, if only because it signals the renewal of public debate around the connection between transportation infrastructure decisions and global warming.
These two topics – transportation infrastructure and climate policy – have long been eerily disconnected from one another. Transportation policy-makers in most states and at the federal level have simply never seen it as their business to consider, much less act to reduce, the climate impacts of their infrastructure investment decisions. Will we come to debate highway expansion projects that fuel carbon-intensive land uses and travel patterns with the same intensity as we did Keystone XL?
Let’s be clear: In order to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement and prevent the worst impacts of global warming, the United States will need to virtually eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 2050. After more than a quarter-century of widespread silence and denial – and with the enormous pressure the administration has likely faced from the road lobby to maintain that silence – that is an important and necessary step forward, and one that’s worth taking time to appreciate and applaud. As Carl Sagan observed, we have been bamboozled, hustled, conned by those wishing to steal our money and rob us of our liberties.
Well, I doubt if electric cars will be a significant portion of the fleet anytime soon, they aren’t even 1% of the fleet currently.
Meanwhile, assuming that USDOT had proposed a carbon-based rule today, it still has to go through the formal rulemaking process and I wouldn’t expect the rule to even actually be ready before 2019 at the earliest. The GHG argument against highways will be very relevant even if we have a 100% electric vehicle fleet tomorrow.
Copyright NoticeThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. The symposium acts as a forum to connect decision-makers with transportation experts from all over the country and to build a consensus on policies for state and federal action now and in the future.

The Symposium is named after William Oliver Lipinski, a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives who served on the Transportation Committee. Scott provides plenty of examples of not only the poor state of repair of existing public transport systems, but also instances of straight-up refusal to build it in the first place. Republicans have aligned themselves with the perceived personal freedom of the automobile, says Scott, whereas public transport is seen as a socialist concern. After all, a mass shift from gas to electricity requires an equally massive investment in terms of power infrastructure to juice all those automobiles.
We knew then (and yes, with a reasonable degree of certainty we did know) that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases were causing the earth to warm in ways that could prove catastrophic.
America has added more than 715,000 new lane-miles of public roads (the rough equivalent of building a 255-lane wide road from New York to Los Angeles), and we have spent an additional $2.6 trillion (2014$) in capital expenditures on our highway system.
Last December, for example, Congress enacted the highway-heavy FAST Act transportation reauthorization bill, amid virtually no public debate about its climate impacts, at virtually the same moment that President Obama and other world leaders were setting bold new targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions at the Paris climate talks.
The Obama administration’s actions last week, however tentative, suggest that that is about to change.
Ideally, every state would be planning – right now – for how to make that monumental and rapid transition. The Obama administration’s actions last week are the first step toward coming to grips with the impact of transportation infrastructure decisions on the climate.
As evidenced by the avalanche of orders for Tesla Model 3s and the rash of offerings from other companies, electric cars are going to quickly become a decent portion of the vehicle fleet. Even if they were, it’s not like they solve GHG problems if fossil fuels are still being burned to produce electricity.
Point-source pollution is far easier to regulate and control than mobile sources like cars.
Then, it would have to make its way down to the project level and there will undoubtedly be many that would already be past the point where the new rule would be considered.
Renewables are not about to overtake carbon-based electricity generation anytime soon, and the GHG impact of highway-enabled land use is enormous.
Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy is a working conference that explores transportation and infrastructure problems facing the nation today and discusses new ways to plan, manage, and finance solutions for the 21st Century.
The conference is sponsored by Northwestern University and the Infrastructure Technology Institute, and is held annually.
It's rated 16th in the world for the quality of its infrastructure by the World Economic Forum, barely scoring higher than Malaysia and Bahrain. First, federal investment boosted the road system, and then new suburbs and cities were built around the car. Thus, right-leaning politicians vote against it, even though public transport is good for the economy.
Even newly built transit systems are left to wither when it comes to the long-term costs of upkeep and improvement.

Millennials, who famously shun cars, prefer public transport, and the 60-year driving boom seems to finally be over. And maybe, instead of wasting all that money on private vehicles, we'll spend it on more sustainable public options instead. Since those sunny spring afternoons in 1991, America’s transportation system has spewed more than 43 billion metric tons (carbon dioxide equivalent) of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to the mounting damage from climate change that is now being experienced around the world.
DOT) move last week to begin consideration of rules that would set non-binding performance measures for greenhouse gas emissions from transportation?
And if you want to know why that’s important – and why the road building lobby is girding for battle – recall a little pipeline project called Keystone XL, which sparked a debate that started out being about the things infrastructure debates are usually about (e.g. But the creation of greenhouse gas performance metrics will help to ensure that at least they are debated. By that standard, the Obama administration’s actions are far from sufficient (and the correspondingly problematic congestion performance measures could actually move us backwards). By time they finish rulemaking, get the plan out, and it begins to be implemented, I wouldn’t be surprised to find electrics making up a third of vehicles on the roads and continuing to grow. The automotive industry is taking notice and I can guarantee you that by 2020, there will be plenty all-electric models available for the market.
At the same time, many utilities are investing in renewables and doing so at such a rapid pace that last year, renewable installation actually surpassed conventional. Individualism is the driving force behind everything, with, says Scott, the private car as its embodiment. Does it represent an important policy opening or a huge disappointment, given the scale and speed of climate change? I would venture to say that they will be inching past 5% of total vehicle fleet, especially in places like CA.
Many people are also getting a rooftop solar panel with their Tesla, but the net result is the same: carbon-based electricity production is waning. Why does one of the world's richest economies refuse to pay for good public transport? What really counts is the net RF balance at ToA which 7 out of 8 re-analyses considered by the above cited paper concluded the atmosphere was cooling, not warming.
Of course Trenberth says they are wrong because their results are not confirmed by the predicted warming, which hasn’t happened for twenty years.

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