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Mass. Launches Green Transportation Initiative

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is stepping up its efforts to go green.

Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan announced Wednesday the "GreenDOT" campaign aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting healthy transportation alternatives and supporting smart growth development.

Under GreenDOT, the transportation department will incorporate sustainability into all of its activities, from strategic planning to project design and construction.

Highway expansion will be balanced with efforts to promote public transit, walking and bicycling. The state will also buy more efficient fleet vehicles and take advantage of renewable power.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles says it's a long-term project "and this marks a transition."

This program aired on June 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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