The state’s transportation system is going “green”

Goal is to create a more eco-friendly transportation system

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BOSTON (WWLP) – Transportation generates more than one-third of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. An initiative called GreenDOT aims to carry out the state law that requires greenhouse gas emissions be reduced by up to 25-percent by 2020.

Its vision is to create a more environmentally-friendly system of transportation by promoting healthier methods of traveling.

According to Assistant Secretary Ned Codd, “We’ve set a target of tripling the use of walking, biking and public transit between 2010 and 2030.”

The program works with cities and towns across Massachusetts to create more bike trails, walking routes and public transit improvements.

The initiative tackles a number of state laws designed to ensure public health and greenhouse gas reductions.

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