In a concerted effort to prioritize mass transit and smart growth, the state has announced plans to triple the share of non-car travel by 2030, a long-range goal officials said would cut emissions of greenhouse gas and improve overall public health. Richard Davey, the state’s transportation secretary, said the state will pursue a range of policies aimed at increasing the number of people who walk, bike, or take the train to work. Reducing the ranks of solo drivers will ease highway congestion, help the environment, and spur people to stay more active, he said.
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