Webinar: States on the Hot Seat: State Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10 a.m. MDT

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Transportation accounts for approximately 33 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. While the federal government issued notice of a proposed rule that would include a GHG reduction performance measure for the first time, over the past decade, several innovative states have offered leadership on policies aimed at reducing GHG through transportation.  

A recent project examines innovative policies in four such states: California, Maryland, Oregon and Washington. This webinar will:

  • Highlight policy approaches for reducing GHG from transportation,
  • Offer an assessment of strengths and weaknesses of various policy approaches, and
  • Provide recommendations for a broad range of practitioners including state and regional planners, federal staff, and advocates.  

Key takeaways focus on how state, federal and metropolitan policy organizations can use transportation and land use plans to achieve GHG reduction goals.  

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Rebecca Lewis

Confirmed Speaker

Rebecca Lewis (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor in planning, public policy and management at the University of Oregon and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland. She currently serves as the research director for the Sustainable Cities Initiative ... Read More