September 21, 2017
The Georgetown Climate Center hosted a symposium of business leaders, transportation experts, health care advocates, equity and environmental NGOs, and others in New York this week to give participants the opportunity to share their vision of a cleaner transportation future with state officials. Senior officials from 15 states and Washington, DC, participated in the event.
The symposium focused on what a cleaner, more resilient, and more reliable transportation system could look like in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region. Participants discussed important trends, opportunities, and policy options for achieving such a future. The Georgetown Climate Center held a similar meeting with stakeholders in April in Washington, DC.
Several northeast and mid-Atlantic states announced in 2015 that they were interested in exploring potential market-based policies to improve transportation and reduce pollution in the region. Since that time, Georgetown has supported state efforts to research various policy approaches.
Below is a description of the event's sessions along with some photos of participants.
Wecome and Introduction
Building a Cleaner Transportation System of the Future
Business Opportunities in Cleaner Transportation
Lunch Dialogue Featuring Emil Frankel
Emil Frankel, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation and former Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy of the US Department of Transportation, engages in a conversation with Vicki Arroyo about transportation funding and resilience.
Environmental, Social, and Equity Considerations in Cleaner Transportation
Market-based Policy Options to Guide a Cleaner Transportation System of the Future
Summary of Key Themes from the Day