State and Local Policy Database

Energy Efficient Targets

A state’s investment in public transit is a key indicator of its interest in promoting energy-efficient modes of transportation. Faced with increasingly uncertain federal funding streams and federal transportation policies that remain highway-focused, many states are taking the lead when it comes to finding dedicated funding sources for long-term public transit expenditures. To generate a sustainable stream of capital and operating funds, a number have adopted legislation that identifies specific sources of funding for public transit and other alternatives to highway modes of transportation.