Investments in Transit Must Ensure Women’s Safety

Investments in Transit Must Ensure Women’s Safety

As the Biden administration begins to advance its Build Back Better agenda and its infrastructure bill begins to take shape, as a nation we must make a concerted effort to ensure that these investments truly make us better off. Since public transit and passenger rail are expected to be big winners of upcoming public spending, […]

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New Study Links Air Pollution and Violent Crime

New Study Links Air Pollution and Violent Crime

A study published last week by a team of researchers in economics, atmospheric science, and statistics found strong links between short-term exposure to air pollution and aggravated assaults and other violent crimes across the United States.

Why This Matters: Air pollution can result in more than just the health risks caused by breathing dirty air.  The study’s economists calculated that a 10 percent reduction in daily fine particulate pollution could save $1.1 million in crime costs per year, which they called a “previously overlooked cost associated with pollution.”

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