Only with ongoing federal support will local governments have the confidence to build long-term transit projects, including bus electrification and light rail, that reward us with marvellous environmental benefits while giving people throughout the country meaningful employment.
Environmentalists point to public transit, especially electric buses and light rail, like Ottawa's light rail, pictured, as a climate change solution and contributor to clean air. It’s certainly that. But it’s increasingly clear that transit offers something in addition: a very significant amount of employment, writes Gideon Forman. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Environmentalists point to public transit—especially electric buses and light rail—as a climate change solution and contributor to clean air. It’s certainly that.
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