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Yesterday we released a new report, Transportation and the New Generation: Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy, that shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives.

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Transportation and the New Generation

From World War II until just a few years ago, the number of miles driven annually on America’s roads steadily increased. Then, at the turn of the century, something changed: Americans began driving less. By 2011, the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004. The trend away from driving has been led by young people.

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21st Century Transportation Project Packet

Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the transit campaign on your campus this spring.

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Heavy-Hitters Tout Benefits of Zero-Emission Cars

UCSB Student Organization Hosts Event Filled with Facts and Hope for the Future.

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21st Century Transportation

From high speed rail to mass transit, it’s time for us to get on the right track. Americans all want a safe, clean transportation system that lets us all get where we need to go – but our current system just isn’t working.

Report | CALPIRG | Transit

A Better Way to Go: Meeting America's 21st Century Transportation Challenges with Modern Public Transit

This report shows why rail, rapid buses and other forms of public transit must play a more prominent role in America's future transportation system. America has grown more dependent on car travel with each passing year.

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The Right Track: Building a 21st Century High-Speed Rail System for America

The new report analyzes the potential of high speed rail in nine different regions, including the California, and presents eleven public-interest recommendations for how to spend high speed rail investments in the future. According to data cited in the report, reduced air and car travel mean large pollution reductions and oil savings for the state. It is estimated that the network will reduce global warming pollution by up to 12 billion pounds of carbon dioxide a year by 2030, the equivalent of taking almost one million cars off the road, and improve air quality in all regions. Get

Report | CALPIRG | Transit

Road Work Ahead: Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America's Crumbling Roads and Bridges

To fix our roads and bridges, America first must fix our transportation policies. To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance, we must adopt strong “fix-it first” rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges, set national goals for the condition of our transportation system, and hold state governments accountable for achieving results.

Report | CALPIRG | Transit

Do Roads Pay for Themselves? Setting the Record Straight on Transportation Funding

Highway advocates often claim that roads "pay for themselves," with gasoline taxes and other charges to motorists covering—or nearly covering—the full cost of highway construction and maintenance. They are wrong.

News Release | CALPIRG | Transit

CALPIRG Students Rally for High Speed Rail

It’s no surprise that CALPIRG is a strong supporter of High Speed Rail for California.

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