Clean Transportation

Clean Transportation

Clean Transportation

Transportation is a major source of air pollution and has the largest, fastest-growing climate emissions in the US. We can tackle the climate crisis and clean up our air by shifting to pollution-free vehicles, accessible public transit, and making our communities more walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. No matter their zip code, race, income level, age, or any other factor people should be able to rely on clean and safe transportation. Join the Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All campaign in making that vision a reality!

Electric Vehicles

In order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and improve public health, we must transition our nation's cars, trucks, and buses to 100 percent electric. Electric vehicles are much cleaner than gas-powered vehicles today, even accounting for the emissions from electricity sourc

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Clean Cars & Trucks

Where people will continue to need to drive, we must electrify cars as soon as possible. Dirty diesel emissions from freight transportation are also poisoning communities, particularly communities of color. We're advocating for ambitious federal & state regulations to electrify passenger cars, electric school buses, & large trucks, while holding manufacturers accountable for the transition to clean transportation!

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Public Transit

A clean and just transportation future must expand access to reliable, affordable, and pollution-free public transportation choices so riders in urban and rural communities alike can arrive on time. It's also critical to ensure that transit workers have access to family-sustaining, union jobs.

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Clean Vehicle Programs: State Tracker

Momentum is building! Several states across the country are moving forward with programs to deliver cleaner air to their residents and clean up polluting cars and trucks, including large pickup trucks, delivery trucks, and semi-trucks. 

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Compact mixed-use communities promote riding transit, biking, walking, scooting, and carpooling.

Land Use & Walking/Biking

Sierra Club chapters nationwide are working with cities, regions, states, and transit agencies to increase investment in biking, pedestrian, and public transit programs. Together, we can pass transportation policies that encourage smart growth and discourage sprawl to allow people to sustainably access jobs, housing, education, healthcare, nature, and community.

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January 23, 2024

Atlanta, GA - Yesterday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and White House officials showcased new electric vehicle charging stations at its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center, representative of charging stations that will be installed…

January 19, 2024

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Department of Energy (DOE) issued proposed guidance that will allow taxpayers and manufacturers to access the benefits of electric vehicle charging tax incentives in the…

January 16, 2024

Washington, DC - Today, more than forty environmental and advocacy groups from around the globe, including Evergreen Action, Sierra Club, Environmental Action Germany, and Public Citizen sent letters to the CEOs of Volvo Group and Daimler Truck…

January 11, 2024

Washington, DC — Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual public hearing to collect comments on their proposal to authorize California’s waiver to allow implementation of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) program.…

January 8, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of the Clean School Bus Program grants. EPA will grant $965 million for 280 school districts to purchase clean school buses.