Written Statement of Vicki Arroyo before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, July 2019

July 10, 2019

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, GCC Executive Director Vicki Arroyo testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the role of transportation in contributing to climate change and the importance of increased investment in low-carbon, more resilient transportation systems to withstand climate change impacts. At the hearing, entitled, “Investing in America’s Surface Transportation Infrastructure: The Need for a Multi-Year Reauthorization Bill,” Arroyo highlighted the work of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) — a regional collaboration of 12 states and the District of Columbia, facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center — as an example of bipartisan efforts to accelerate the deployment of cleaner, more resilient transportation systems. She provided suggestions for increasing deployment of electric vehicles through funding charging corridors and improving the user experience, as well as other opportunities to promote low-carbon transportation options through investment in smart growth and port electrification.