The United States has released a landmark interagency framework called the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, which aims to eliminate all emissions from the transportation sector by 2050. The Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency have collaborated on this project.
This blueprint acknowledges that transportation and building emissions are two sides of the same coin and emphasizes the need to focus on creating more compact and convenient cities and towns, promoting equitable transit-oriented development, improving efficiency and expanding affordable, accessible, efficient and reliable transportation options, and transitioning to zero-emission vehicles and fuels for cars, commercial trucks, transit, boats, airplanes, and more.
The document stresses the importance of tackling the climate crisis, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and providing equitable access to transportation alternatives. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, expressed the need for an integrated approach to confronting the climate crisis, emphasizing that every transportation decision is also an opportunity to build a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous future.