Transportation

The Georgetown Climate Center works with state and federal officials and other stakeholders to help bridge any policy gaps that emerge between transportation and climate policy. The Center also assists states in forging ahead with the deployment of infrastructure for electric and clean fuel vehicles, freight efficiency planning, and transportation policies that reinforce the development and maintenance of sustainable communities.

One of the Center's biggest projects is the facilitation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative - a collaboration of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states plus the District of Columbia.

News and Updates

New report from Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates shows opportunity for strategic federal investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure
March 18, 2021
The electrification of cars, trucks, and buses is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollution, and can lead to cleaner air and healthier communities. As federal policymakers...

America's Zero Carbon Action Plan unveils a roadmap to eliminating GHG emissions in the U.S. by 2050
November 3, 2020
What would it take for the United States to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050? America's Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP), released last week, sets out to answer that question. Building on the U.N.'s Sustainable...

GCC's Vicki Arroyo testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
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...

GCC Exec. Director Vicki Arroyo testifies before House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
March 5, 2019
View GCC Executive Director Vicki Arroyo's full testimony to the full House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for a hearing entitled "Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy Could Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change."

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available
November 14, 2018
A report summarizing the public input received at six Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Sessions is now available.

Incoming Transportation Research Board Chair Vicki Arroyo leads discussion on resilience, sustainability, and path forward
October 10, 2018
At the 2018 Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE) conference in Denver, Colorado, Vicki Arroyo led a conversation with stakeholders on ways the organization can integrate resilience and sustainability into their research and external outreach.

Transportation and Climate Initiative Welcomes the Commonwealth of Virginia
September 12, 2018
Virginia joins regional coalition of states working for low-carbon transportation solutions

Georgetown Climate Center Partners on Two Transportation Panels at 2018 Global Climate Action Summit

Georgetown Climate Center Partners on Two Transportation Panels at 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
September 7, 2018
In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Georgetown Climate Center is partnering with UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy and others on two events highlighting regional collaboration and the future of low-carbon transportation. The Center's Executive Director Vicki Arroyo will moderate a panel at each session.

GCC Asks USEPA, NHTSA for More Public Hearings, Comment Extension for Vehicle Emissions Rollbacks
September 6, 2018
On September 6, 2018, shortly after USEPA and NHTSA proposed a joint rule to roll-back vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency standards and to rescind the CA waiver, GCC’s Executive Director, Vicki Arroyo, submitted to...

U.S. EPA and NHTSA Propose to Freeze GHG Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Cars and Trucks
August 2, 2018
On August 2, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicle model years 2021 to 2026. The Administration’s proposed rule would freeze the standards at 2020 levels for model years 2021-2026. The rule also would revoke the waiver granted to California to establish more stringent standards for vehicle emissions, as well as the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation.