ODOT seeks public input on Carbon Reduction Strategy
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is looking for public input on a new Carbon Reduction Strategy. Over the next five years, the department will receive $106 million to address transportation-related carbon emissions throughout the state as a supplement to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The IIJA, issued in 2021, provides every state with new funding to support transportation projects that deliver a more reliable and cleaner transportation network. As part of this legislation, states are required to submit a Carbon Reduction Strategy or Plan, updated every four years, that identifies state efforts, including projects and strategies to implement, that will diminish transportation-related CO2 emissions.
The department has published the first draft of its Carbon Reduction Strategy and is now looking for public input. The document includes several current and proposed projects and strategies that ODOT hopes to incorporate over the next few years. Current and proposed projects include congestion management, active transportation, alternative transportation, alternative fuels & energy.
The plan will be available for review from September 25 to October 16 to provide industry stakeholders and the general public opportunity to provide input. To view the document and provide feedback, please click here. Comments will be collected and used to further guide the project team in updating the final plan.
The plan will be submitted to Federal Highway Administration in November.
For more information about federal requirements for each Carbon Reduction Strategy please click here.