We find ourselves on the cusp of a sea change in how we transport people and goods as we urgently work to cut the climate-damaging emissions that spew from New Englanders’ tailpipes.
We cannot solve this problem by focusing on vehicles alone. Yes, we need to trade our gas guzzlers for electric models – from school buses to tractor-trailers to the family car – and create incentives and infrastructure to make that transition affordable, practical, and equitable.
But we also must work to make public transit affordable, practical, and equitable for anyone who wants or needs access to it.
Puzzling out the future of transportation in New England
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As a reporter for The Boston Globe and a documentary filmmaker, David Abel casts light on serious environmental issues by crafting compelling stories that inspire action.
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