Constructing a Green Transportation Policy

Constructing a Green Transportation Policy: Transit Modes and Infrastructure - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2009-03-19 - With global warming, clean energy and job-creating infrastructure projects high on the agenda for Congress and the Obama administration, and our nation's primary transportation bill up for Congressional reauthorization, green transportation measures are gaining increasing attention. America's transportation sector is responsible for approximately one-third of our country's heat-trapping carbon emissions. With these political and environmental factors as a backdrop, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Vice Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing on how various transit modes and the methodology and materials to build our transportation system can reduce global warming and cut our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Panel One: Peter Varga, CEO, Interurban Transit Partnership, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Andy Clark, Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists; Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County, Virginia Board Member; Mr. John Boesel, President and CEO, CalStart. Panel Two: Don Weaver, Association of General Contractors Highway Division Chairman; Erika Guerra, Holcim (US) Inc.; Domenic G. Ruccolo, Senior Vice President, Construction and Forestry Division, John Deere. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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