Historically, our public transit systems have been underfunded, with a majority of public and private funds dedicated to building roads and highways. While the US highway system catalyzed economic growth, this pattern of development also physically fragmented many communities along socio-economic and racial lines, limited people’s access to economic opportunity, and damaged the environment. The Sustainable Environments Program supports transportation systems and transit solutions that give people affordable and reliable options to get to work, school, and home while minimizing impacts on the environment and maximizing equitable economic opportunities.
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Fostering sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.