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'Climate Time Bomb': Infrastructure Law Funds Highways Over Public Transit

01 Mar 2024 | Abstracted from Common Dreams

"...the next transportation bill needs to offer clean mobility options, like transit, car share, active modes, and electrification..

"Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), gave state transportation officials discretion over how to spend money distributed by the $1.2 trillion package... Transportation for America warned in a new analysis of 57,000 projects that the law has revealed itself to be a "climate time bomb"...more than half of the funds - about $70 billion - so far spent on resurfacing and expanding highways."



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