DOT Finalizes Long-Pending GHG Performance Measure For Highways

November 22, 2023
The Transportation Department is finalizing a long-pending rule creating a new greenhouse gas performance measure that will require states and regional planners to set targets for reducing emissions linked to highway projects, though the agency is stressing wide “flexibility” in determining the targets’ stringency. States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) “have the flexibility to set targets that work for their respective climate change policies and other policy priorities, so long as they are declining,” the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says...

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