DOT Floats Revival Of Highway GHG Performance Measure, With Tweaks

July 7, 2022
The Transportation Department (DOT) is floating a long-awaited proposed rule that would add a new greenhouse gas performance measure to existing metrics for assessing the effects of state and local surface transportation projects, a move intended to prod officials to consider lower-carbon alternatives. The July 7 proposal from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) revives, with some changes, a rule finalized in the closing days of the Obama administration that had been scuttled by the Trump administration. “With today’s announcement, we...

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