Environmental Defense Praises the Administration's Strategy To Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network

The May 16th announcement of a new national initiative to tackle highway, freight, and aviation congestion by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta was praised by Environmental Defense, a national environmental advocacy group.

"We support the Administration's commitment to use market incentives and advanced traffic-management technology to help make America's transportation network more efficient," said Michael Replogle, transportation director for Environmental Defense.

"Experience in many cities shows that congestion pricing, toll-managed lanes and information technology can speed commutes, reduce congestion, reduce wasted fuel, and cut smog and soot emissions," said Replogle. "As a next step, it is most important that these tools be actively deployed toward the goals of better transportation performance and reduced environmental impact

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