Policy Proposal for Infrastructure and Surface Transportation Authorization
Building on its 2018 general policy recommendations, members of the Alliance to Save Energy 50x50 Commission have produced a package of infrastructure proposals designed to create a strong foundation to achieve the “50x50” goal. This goal, to enable the United States to reduce energy consumption in the transportation sector by 50 percent by 2050, challenges us to reinvent our transportation system to be more efficient, productive, cleaner, and accessible. Strong, well-designed infrastructure is a fundamental requirement to achieve it.
These recommendations offer a concrete approach for federal policymakers considering infrastructure and surface transportation reauthorization proposals. They seek to proactively prepare the U.S. for a 50x50 future, by modernizing and increasing investment in critical programs, and recognizing that the transportation sector is changing rapidly and infrastructure development needs to anticipate future needs. This combination will enable the integration of new technologies and transportation methods to make our infrastructure more flexible and efficient.