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!

Clean Transportation For All

The Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation For All (CTFA) campaign reduces the harmful environmental and public health impacts of transporting people and goods while expanding equitable transportation options.

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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 sources.

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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 3, 2017

Close to midnight yesterday, on the last day of the informal session, the Massachusetts legislature passed an Act promoting zero emission vehicle adoption, which contains measures to reduce barriers to electric vehicle (EV) ownership in…

January 4, 2017

Today, final numbers of U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales for the 2016 year were released showing that despite low gas prices, a record-breaking 24,785 electric vehicles were purchased this past December, the largest sales month ever (the last…

January 8, 2017

On Wednesday, Governor Cuomo is expected to announce plans to install over 500 electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations, 500 at New York workplaces and 69 along the New York State Thruway, as a part of his State of the State agenda.

January 11, 2017

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced findings that Fiat Chrysler used cheat devices in more than 100,000 U.S. diesel vehicles sold since 2014, including the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokees with 3.0-liter…

January 12, 2017

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized its proposed decision on fuel efficiency standards, originally set by the Obama administration in 2012.