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Transportation and Climate Initiative States Receive Electric Vehicle Corridor Designation

Transportation and Climate Initiative States Receive Electric Vehicle Corridor Designation

The U.S. Department of Transportation designated several interstate highways in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) region as Electric Vehicle Corridors. The designations provide federal recognition for the strong state support for electric vehicles in the region and will lead to increased electric vehicle travel in the northeast and mid-Atlantic.

 
 
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Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to develop the clean energy economy and reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The participating states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The initiative builds on the region's strong leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy issues, and its programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector, which have resulted in the region becoming one of the most energy and transportation efficient areas in the nation. The TCI is facilitated and staffed by the Georgetown Climate Center. Learn more.

Northeast Electric Vehicle Network

The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network was created by 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic jurisdictions to enable travelers to drive their plug-in cars and trucks from northern New England to D.C. and everywhere in between. The Network is a project of the Transporatation and Climate Initiative and is staffed and facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center.

More than 100 companies, organizations, and jurisdictions have pledged to work with the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network to support electric vehicle use. Through the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, northeastern states are laying the groundwork for the region to lead the way in the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs), capturing the many economic, jobs, and environmental benefits associated with EVs.  Learn more.

Creating EV-Ready Towns and Cities: A Guide to Planning and Policy Tools
December 21, 2012

This report provides guidance to practitioners at all levels of state and local governments wishing to take action to implement EVSE deployment in their jurisdictions. It provides discussion and guidance regarding the steps to create, administer, and amend planning processes, rules, and regulations, and explores the potential for jurisdictions to encourage EV charging station installation and use. Tools to promote EV-friendly zoning regulations, parking ordinances, building codes, permitting practices, and partnership and procurement are explored, and examples of streamlined approaches are provided. 

 

Assessment of Current EVSE and EV Deployment
December 21, 2012

The deployment assessment provides a region-wide look at EV and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) deployment in the Northeast. The report highlights trends in EV ownership and EVSE locations, offers recommendations to maximize the impact of EVSE installations, and offers recommendations for further areas of study.

 

Siting and Design Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
December 17, 2012

These guidelines identify key siting and design issues that are relevant to local governments, developers, homeowners, businesses, utility providers, and other organizations. The guidelines provide an overview of elements of site selection and design and installation scenarios, including considerations for commercial lots, multi-family residences, on-street charging, service station models, and fleets.

 

EV Ready Codes for the Built Environment
December 17, 2012

This document provides an overview of building and electrical codes and their relation to EVs, highlights best practices from around the country, and makes recommendations for jurisdictions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

 

State-Level Programs and Policies Supporting Sustainable Communities within Transportation and Climate Initiative Jurisdictions
November 30, 2012

This analysis presents an overview of what Transportation and Climate Initiative jurisdictions are doing to achieve sustainable communities outcomes, how their legal frameworks govern land use and transportation policies, and notable programs or policies from a sustainable communities perspective.

 

TCI's Work on Sustainable Transportation Indicators
September 20, 2012

The TCI Sustainable Communities workgroup is exploring ways to measure the environmental and economic benefits of state-level sustainable communities efforts.  By working together as a region, TCI is helping to leverage state resources and foster sharing of states' experiences with sustainable transportation policies by providing standardized tools to measure outcomes in the same way.

 

Northeast Electric Vehicle Network Brochure
September 12, 2012

This brochure describes the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, including the vision behind it, the benefits created by the Network, and the immediate action plan for the 12 participating jurisdictions throughout the northeastern United States.  The Northeast Electric Vehicle network is a project of the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

 

Legislative Analysis: Climate Related Provisions of the Federal Transportation Reauthorization: MAP-21
September 7, 2012

The Georgetown Climate Center has produced a summary of the federal transportation reauthorization legislation, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (MAP-21), which became law in July 2012.  This document identifies provisions of the Act that relate to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or adapt to climate change. 

 

TCI Releases Report on the Status of Electric Vehicles in the Northeast
September 7, 2012

The Transportation and Climate Initiative has released a market overview and literature review that provides an overview of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) deployment in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. 

The report assesses current electric vehicle and electric vehicle charging station technology, looks at the state of PEV markets, reviews the benefits of PEV deployment, and identifies the barriers and challenges to PEVs in gaining market acceptance. The document is intended to serve as a resource for consumers and policy makers who seek to better understand the nature of and challenges facing electric vehicle deployment in the TCI region.

 

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Deployment in the Northeast
September 7, 2012

The Transportation and Climate Initiative released a market overview and literature review today that provides an overview of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) deployment in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. 

 

Governors from Eight States Pledge to put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025
October 28, 2013

Governors from eight states signed an agreement October 24 to build a strong national market for zero-emission vehicles.

 

ArrivalStar Agrees to Stop Suing Public Transit Agencies Over Use of Real-Time Travel Data
August 26, 2013

Due to a recent legal settlement, 1 transit agencies across the country will now be able to provide real-time travel data to the public without fear of litigation. This real-time data is used to provide bus and train arrival times and information on travel delays through mobile devices, the internet, and digital displays at rail stations and bus stops, and has been shown to help increase transit use.

 

TCI Releases Report on the Status of Electric Vehicles in the Northeast
September 7, 2012

The Transportation and Climate Initiative released a market overview and literature review today that provides an overview of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) deployment in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

 

EPA, NHTSA Plan 54.5 MPG Fuel Economy and GHG Standards in 2025; California, Auto Manufacturers Support Plan
August 1, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Supplemental Notice of Intent (NOI) on July 29, 2011, announcing plans to require vehicles to achieve an average 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg), or 163 grams per mile of CO2, on a fleet-wide basis in model year (MY) 2025. (76 Fed. Reg. 48,758). The standards, which would apply to model year 2017-2025 light duty vehicles, are projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately two billion metric tons and save four billion barrels of oil over the lifetime of MY 2017-2025 vehicles.

 

Sustainable Infrastructure in an Uncertain Climate
June 6, 2016

Vicki Arroyo delivered a TED-style talk at a March 31 event hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to share perspectives on the science, risks, and opportunities for developing sustainable infrastructure as...