Perks, Robert


Rob Perks serves as Transportation Advocacy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, in Washington, D.C.

Commuters Can Save Money And Cut Pollution

By Rob Perks

Natural Resources Defense Council

All across the country, a shift is taking place. Increasingly, Americans are choosing to live in walkable communities with convenient housing, offering more transportation choices that allow them to live closer to their jobs, and shops and schools, rather than stuck in traffic. Along with the personal freedom these communities provide, it’s exactly the kind of growth our country needs to cut pollution, save money and create a vibrant quality of life.

But for many Americans, whether they live near or far from metropolitan areas, commuting for work is costing them time and money.