Investing in clean transportation

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The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gases in Minnesota. State agencies are working to reduce greenhouse gases from transportation. Minnesota launched the Midwest’s first electric school bus pilot project and is developing more than 2,500 miles of electric vehicle (EV) charging corridors throughout the state. The implementation of clean car standards will give consumers more options, support new economic growth, and help improve our climate.

Governor Walz has also recommended smart investments in Minnesota biofuels to reduce emissions and create opportunities for farmers and Greater Minnesota communities. This includes helping service stations install new equipment to use higher blends of biofuels.

Tackling greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector requires new investments in cleaner fuels, more efficient vehicles, and public transit, walking, and biking so that all Minnesotans have access to safe, clean, affordable, and convenient modes of transportation no matter where they live.


Possible goals

A white woman's arm holding and plugging in an electric car charger
A white man in a tin jacket and hat stands with a bike on a light rail platform
Increase the number of electric cars and light trucks on Minnesota roads to 20% by 2030

Reduce vehicle miles traveled by increasing biking, walking, transit, and use of broadband for telework or other needs (The Minnesota Department of Transportation will adopt a specific goal in early 2022.)


The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gases in Minnesota. State agencies are working to reduce greenhouse gases from transportation. Minnesota launched the Midwest’s first electric school bus pilot project and is developing more than 2,500 miles of electric vehicle (EV) charging corridors throughout the state. The implementation of clean car standards will give consumers more options, support new economic growth, and help improve our climate.

Governor Walz has also recommended smart investments in Minnesota biofuels to reduce emissions and create opportunities for farmers and Greater Minnesota communities. This includes helping service stations install new equipment to use higher blends of biofuels.

Tackling greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector requires new investments in cleaner fuels, more efficient vehicles, and public transit, walking, and biking so that all Minnesotans have access to safe, clean, affordable, and convenient modes of transportation no matter where they live.


Possible goals

A white woman's arm holding and plugging in an electric car charger
A white man in a tin jacket and hat stands with a bike on a light rail platform
Increase the number of electric cars and light trucks on Minnesota roads to 20% by 2030

Reduce vehicle miles traveled by increasing biking, walking, transit, and use of broadband for telework or other needs (The Minnesota Department of Transportation will adopt a specific goal in early 2022.)


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