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02/06/2014
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Across America, colleges and universities are showing that efforts aimed at reducing driving deliver powerful benefits for students, staff and surrounding communities. Policymakers at all levels of government should be looking to the innovative examples of these campuses. Universities and college towns also provide useful models for expanding the range of transportation options available to Americans while addressing the transportation challenges facing our communities.

 

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01/31/2014
Blog Post

Today, the State Department released an environmental impact statement...

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01/28/2014
News Release

Statement of Student PIRGs Higher Education Associate Ethan Senack on President Obama’s State of the Union speech

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01/27/2014
News Release

Today, a survey released by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund shows that 65% of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and of those students, 94% they suffer academically.

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PIRG In The News

Rutgers Business School

New Jersey Public Interest Research Group of Rutgers – New Brunswick held a press conference Thursday, February 06, 2014 to announce the release of a new report, titled, “A New Course: How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy” by U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

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Daily Emerald

The Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting written comments concerning their proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants until March 10. The new standards would end construction of any new coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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Streetsblog USA

104 colleges and universities around the United States provide free or reduced-price transit service to students.

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USA Today

College textbooks cost too much — and something needs to be done about...

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