California Transit Association


Association Action

California's public transit systems must play a more meaningful role in the state's plans for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change. The California Transit Association is therefore working with state leaders to define and support transit's many contributions to reducing GHG emissions, including: funding for, and encouragement of, new transit services to attract motorists; planning for transit-supportive land use decisions; use of clean air technology; and other emissions reductions strategies to combat climate change and global warming.

The California Transit Association’s Executive Committee adopted five Overarching Policy Goals on Climate Change to guide the Association's work with state leaders as they develop and implement laws such as AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and SB 375 [Steinberg, Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008]. The policy goals will also guide staff regarding federal climate change efforts.