Transportation and energy ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region, including the United States, have agreed to continue initiatives for cleaner and more energy-efficient transportation in the region.
The announcement came during the first joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference, held in San Francisco by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the principal economic organization for the region.
"Our roadways, runways, railways, waterways and transit systems all must move greater numbers of people and products while leaving a smaller environmental footprint," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The trade ministers directed their energy and transportation working groups to study ways that APEC members could make their transportation systems more energy-efficient.
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