We’re changing how we power our cars, trucks, buses, and trains and creating solutions to move more people in fewer vehicles – all to slash New England’s carbon pollution and make transportation equitable for all.
It’s time for a major shift in how we think about transportation – away from policies that favor cars and highways and towards cleaner, more efficient, and socially just alternatives.
Our approach is three-pronged.
First, CLF works across New England to inject smarter, climate-friendly, and socially just criteria into transportation planning processes. We’re actively advocating for aggressive investment in rail and public transit – and pushing to make sure that the public transit options we do have are affordable, reliable, and safe for those who depend on them the most.
Second, when it comes to transporting people and goods on our roads, we support forward-looking initiatives to get our fleet of gas guzzlers off the road and new zero-emission electric vehicles on them. That includes our personal cars and trucks, public trains and buses, school buses, freight haulers, and more across the region.
And finally, we look at how communities are built and designed. We promote smart-growth policies that emphasize transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhoods that prevent displacement in our urban areas. Because when homes, schools, jobs, and shopping are all close by, we can drive less and walk or bike more, creating healthy, vibrant neighborhoods for all.
CLF plays a leading role across New England in creating a new model for transportation and challenging outdated ways of thinking about what makes a community a safe, affordable, and great place to live.