A growing economy relies on an effective and efficient transportation system; however, issues related to climate change, pollution, congestion, and safety can dampen that growth. RFF experts are analyzing the costs, benefits, and distributional consequences of transportation policies to help lawmakers design programs that can effectively impact consumer and producer behaviors.
Federal Climate Policy 104: The Transportation Sector
A review of current primary policies and policy options for emissions reductions in the sector, including fuel economy and GHG standards, programs to promote the use of alternative-fuel vehicles, and more.
How Targeted Vehicle Scrappage Subsidies Can Reduce Pollution Effectively
RFF research shows that incentives to scrap old cars can be more effective by targeting high-emissions cars that would otherwise stay on the road.