Last week, President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $6.4 billion to help states reduce carbon emissions under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Nevada will receive more than $57 million over the next five years as part of the Carbon Reduction Program. This program will fund a wide range of projects designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from on-road highway sources — from installing infrastructure to support the electric freight vehicles or personal cars, to constructing Bus Rapid Transit corridors, to facilitating micro-mobility and biking.
“Nevada is home to some of the fastest warming cities in the country, and this critical funding will help us address our accelerating climate crisis and protect Nevadans and their families,” Gov. Sisolak said.
Nevada Department of Transportation Director Kristina Swallow said, “This critical funding will help NDOT and its local partners invest in projects that will improve multimodal options across the state while reducing carbon emissions for future generations.”