The Biden administration is all in on EVs, but what about public transit?

A train pulls up at the Cedar Ave. station.
A Green Line train pulls up at the Cedar Avenue station in St. Paul on Nov. 30, 2015.
Russell Barnes | MPR News 2015 file

Funds from the new federal infrastructure law are coming, and what those dollars build can have a big impact on climate progress.

We’ve talked about the law’s unprecedented investment in electric vehicle charging stations on Climate Cast. But what’s the bigger picture?

“Unfortunately, a huge share of the new funds will actually go toward expanding highways and building new roads. In each of those cases, the likely impact will be increased carbon emissions and ecological degradation, which I think is really problematic,” said Urban Institute senior researcher Yonah Freemark on this week’s episode.

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