In just a week nearly 200 transportation and sustainability leaders will converge on Sacramento as part of the Transportation Choices Summit to learn about both the challenges we face and the solutions that are within reach to fund the public transportation, bicycling and walking, and affordable housing we need to propel California and our economy forward.
California’s new “cap-and-trade” climate change program could be one of those solutions. The program is projected to bring in billions of dollars in new revenue to reduce greenhouse gases and produce the clean, affordable, and efficient transportation choices Californians need. At the end of the Summit a petition will be submitted to Governor Brown urging him to dedicate significant funding from cap-and-trade for these critical investments. Help make sure that he hears the voices of thousands of Californians. Take a moment and sign the petition.
The program is expected to bring in billions of dollars of new revenue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We should use this money to take on the biggest source of climate pollution in the state: transportation. Transportation generates nearly 40% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, but low-carbon options like public transportation, walking, and biking have seen their budgets slashed in recent years – just when we need them the most.
In just a few weeks, the Governor will release his proposal for ways to spend the cap-and-trade revenues for the next three years. This is a pivotal moment to fight climate change, improve the health and economics of California communities, and provide all Californians with affordable and safe transportation choices. We need your help to make sure our leaders in Sacramento don’t squander this opportunity. Please sign now!