Transportation Program Overview
Program seeks to identify and promote the implementation
of policies designed to achieve significant energy
savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from
the transportation sector.
SWEEP's work focuses on
two general strategies:
Reduce vehicle miles
Improve vehicle fuel
To reduce VMT, SWEEP
that increase driver awareness of the costs of
driving, such as pay-as-you-drive auto insurance and
VMT-based highway user fees;
expanding use of
alternative travel modes; and
adoption of local
land use strategies and transportation plans that
minimize fuel consumption.
To improve fuel
efficiency, SWEEP is:
supporting adoption of financial incentive
programs that encourage consumers to purchase
that improve the efficiency of existing vehicles
such as requiring energy efficiency replacement
tires and education on efficient driving practices;
and programs to increase fuel efficiency of trucks;
and promoting the adoption of policies to encourage
fleet conversion to electric power.
Please visit the
Policy Recommendations page for
more information on the specific policies SWEEP promotes
to improve efficiency in the transportation sector.