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US DOT faces widespread opposition to congestion rule

Sep 02nd, 2016

Almost 5,000 Smart Growth America supporters sent letters urging USDOT to rewrite the department’s new requirements for measuring (and addressing) congestion — requirements that, as written, would induce sprawl, harm the economic potential of our main streets by treating them like highways, punish cities investing in public transportation, completely ignore people walking, biking, carpooling or telecommuting, and push local communities of all sizes to waste billions of dollars in vain attempts to build their way out of congestion. From the article.

Go here for the article, which outlines some of the major objections:  US DOT faces widespread opposition to proposed congestion rule

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