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Tell USDOT: Transportation is About More Than Cars!



A successful transportation system is one that allows people to safely and easily move, whether they walk, bike, roll, ride, or drive, and supports our national goals around health, equity, and the environment.  However, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is proposing performance measures for our transportation system that fail to meet that vision by focusing solely on the speed of vehicles and the congestion of roads. 

Why does this matter?  Because what gets measured determines where transportation funding is directed at the state and local levels.  As it stands, the proposed rule would steer funding toward expanding roads and increasing speeds, rather than improving our transportation infrastructure to include crosswalks, sidewalks, and bike lanes that are critically needed to allow all people to safely and easily walk, bike, and access public transit.    

How can you help?  Submit a public comment today urging USDOT to include performance measures that count people who walk, bike, and ride public transit in the final rule.