Posted by: Patricia Salkin | September 10, 2010

NYS Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices Tasked with Exploring Sustainability

Through a provision in a budget bill, the Legislative Law that created a Legislative Commission to consider critical transportation choices has been amended to enable the Commission to, among other things, assess the transportation needs of localities with respect to various modes of moving people and goods, and their energy efficiency and environmental sustainability thereof, identify and study long-term transportation needs under attenuated energy supplies and new environmental policy objectives, assess the relationship between transportation, the environment and long term, sustainable economic development, and evaluate the transportation system in light of the current social, economic and environmental regulatory climate including energy efficiency, air quality, communities or smart growth objectives, environmental justice, sustainability and costs per household.

Chapter 59 of the New York Laws of 2010


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