Transportation / Air
Our Transportation / Air Committee has historically advocated for a balanced, multi-modal transportation system for Arizona. We believe transportation and land use planning must be integrated in developing sound growth management strategies. Arizona Forward has supported initiatives for freeway construction, light rail transit, bicycle paths, telework programs and pedestrian-oriented development.
- Transportation systems should be balanced, providing for the diverse needs and safety of the community by including multi-modal elements such as freeways, rail, transit, pedestrian, bicycle and other alternatives to the automobile.
- Transportation planning processes should be regional in scope and encourage cooperation between neighboring communities.
- Coordination of transportation and land-use planning processes should be a priority and encourage multi-modal oriented design.
- Dedicated funding and/or programs to support multi-modal transportation systems must be made available.
- Transportation spending should be determined on performance-based criteria.
- Promote strategies to reduce harmful air emissions including particulate matter, ozone forming precursors, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide, hazardous air pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2).
- Local communities should reduce airborne dust from all sources.
- Local communities should reduce vehicle emissions through trip reduction programs, the promotion of alternative fuel vehicles, use of clean burning fuels and other strategies.
- Promote effective energy-efficiency strategies and the purchase or installation of renewable energy.