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FTA launches website showing transit’s eco benefits

Posted on April 19, 2012

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is celebrating Earth Day by unveiling a new environmental benefits website highlighting the Obama Administration’s commitment to investing in affordable, innovative and sustainable public transit alternatives that reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and help secure an independent energy future.

Among its features, FTA’s new website shows how transit reduces emissions and provides a calculator that tells visitors how much carbon dioxide they would save by riding transit. It showcases investments such as state-of-the-art clean-fuel technologies and highlights progress providing access to affordable housing near transit and improving transportation in national parks.

Visitors to the site can pick up tips for reducing their carbon footprint, review the latest research linking transit and personal health, and click on a state to see a selection of new and improved transit services available.

As a leader in green transportation, FTA has invested $366 million over the last three years to:

•  Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

•  Put new, clean fuel transit vehicles on the street.

•  Spur the transit industry to reduce costs and increase efficiencies through smart energy policies.

•  Create green jobs for the 21st Century.

FTA also participated in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Earth Day Fair held at the department’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The fair features booths and activities to showcase green transportation options and projects, including the U.S. DOT’s green roof.

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