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The U.S. Department of Transportation states that “The average United States driver travels 29 miles per day and is driving a total of 55 minutes per day” (Bureau of Transportation Statistics). This is over 20,000 hours per year!

City TrafficTransportation is much more than just getting from point A to point B. It's the network that ties together our churches, our workplaces, our homes, our schools - linking communities and providing mobility to people and goods throughout the state.

The decisions we make about how to expand our transportation systems to meet  growing needs in the next one, five, ten years will have enormous impacts. They will impact our health, environment, economy and quality of life. 

The Union of Concerned Scientists identified transportation as the most significant, consumer-related environmental problem.  Of great importance is the tremendous contribution that cars and light trucks make to global warming (almost 30 percent of all greenhouse gasses).

 

Further Resources

Take Action on Transportation Issues

Caring for All Creation: On the Road

The Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justice

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IPL logo clearEarth Ministry’s Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) project organizes an interfaith religious response to global warming. WAIPL is part of a national Interfaith Power & Light movement in 38 states.

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