Message from the Executive Director: Colorado Department of Transportation’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Planning Standards

Audrey DeBarros HeadshotLast month the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced bold new transportation pollution reduction planning standards to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

The proposed standard is one of the several transportation strategies identified in the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap, which Gov. Jared Polis approved, and is a key requirement established in the 2021 state transportation funding bill, SB 260.

The standard will focus on transportation planning and is the step in the right direction.

Commuting Solutions applauds CDOT’s work and dedication to reducing GHG emissions from our state and region. We are proud that our local and regional leaders care about sustainable transportation as much as we do!

CDOT is collecting input to the proposed standard and will be holding a handful of meetings across the region including in Denver on Sept. 23 at the Swansea Recreation Center.

This is an important component of a plan that was approved to better our air quality and take sustainable actions for our state. I encourage you to read through the standard and comment on it.

We look forward to working with CDOT and our local leaders to ensure that transportation no longer plays an affect on climate change.

Cheers,

Audrey DeBarros, Executive Director