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

Issue Brief: Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Impact of Federal Infrastructure Investments in the IIJA
December 16, 2021
Executive Summary By any measure, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),[ref title=""]Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, 117th Congress (2021)...

Evaluation and Development of Regional Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification (E-DRIVE)
October 15, 2021
The Evaluation and Development of Regional Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification (E-DRIVE) is a user-friendly analytical tool that supports the planning of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure...

Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit (ILIT)
August 17, 2021
The Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast states provides resources to support state and local government planning for more equitable and informed investments in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

To Achieve National Climate and Equity Goals, Federal Electric Vehicle Investments Must Match the Scale of the Opportunity

To Achieve National Climate and Equity Goals, Federal Electric Vehicle Investments Must Match the Scale of the Opportunity
April 30, 2021
Electrifying the U.S. transportation system and achieving the 2030 national climate target will require federal investments at a transformative scale, and these investments represent a critical opportunity to reduce air pollution in overburdened communities, improve access to transportation, and create good-paying jobs.

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.