CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several area organizations are calling on the Charlottesville City Council to act when it comes to reducing emissions produced by transit systems.

The Community Climate Collaborative has launched an online petition saying the transportation system can be a catalyst for fighting climate change and uplifting the health of the community.

C3 says the City Council is getting ready to vote on an alternative fuel technology to be used by Charlottesville Area Transit.

The organization says zero-emission buses, such as battery-powered electric buses, are readily available and would be a big step in helping to make the environment healthier and address societal imbalances.

However, it’s not just zero-emission buses that need to be addressed.

C3 says CAT must also work to enhance accessibility, safety at bus stops, route frequency, waiting times, route efficiency and service diversity.

Other organizations that are part of the petition include Livable Cville, the Piedmont Housing Alliance, Cultivate Charlottesville, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, WillowTree, the Legal Aid Justice Center and more.

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