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Exploring Regional Solutions to Improve Transportation and Reduce Emissions

Exploring Regional Solutions to Improve Transportation and Reduce Emissions

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are exploring regional policies to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants from the transportation sector and improve transportation systems. The Georgetown Climate Center serves as the facilitator of the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

 
EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

The Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates developed an electric vehicle (EV) corridor analysis tool to support state and regional EV charging infrastructure planning in collaboration the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states through the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

 
 
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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.

Comments on United States v. Hyundai Proposed Consent Decree

Comments on United States v. Hyundai Proposed Consent Decree
December 11, 2014

The Georgetown Climate Center, in its role as facilitator of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, has recommended that the U.S. Justice Department revise its proposed consent decree in United States et al. v. Hyundai Motor Company et al. to require the defendants to direct funds to state projects and programs that have demonstrated success in reducing transportation-sector emissions.

 
Charging Ahead – Options for Policymakers Regarding the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Markets

Charging Ahead – Options for Policymakers Regarding the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Markets
June 17, 2014

This paper provides an overview of the market for electric vehicle charging services, identifies actors and actions that might warrant regulation, and poses questions for policymakers to consider in determining the role that governments should play.

 

 
Lessons from Early Deployments of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Lessons from Early Deployments of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
June 5, 2014

The goals of this study are to document real cases of electric vehicle charging infrastructure installations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and uncover some of the related challenges and opportunities.  Unlike earlier electric vehicle documents produced by the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the focus of this study is not on how installations should be done but rather on how they have been done.

 
Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Travel Mode Share

Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Travel Mode Share
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper examines the various approaches for measuring travel mode share.   

 
Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Health Benefits of Transportation Emissions Reductions

Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Health Benefits of Transportation Emissions Reductions
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper explores the health impacts of transportation, the feasibility of measuring health outcomes directly and offers recommendations for using a health benefits indicator.

 
Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Indicators and Approaches

Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Indicators and Approaches
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper explores ways that states can measure greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and related indicators, such as vehicle miles traveled.

 
Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Promoting Accessibility

Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Promoting Accessibility
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper examines two indicators—proportion of jobs/housing within X miles of transit and proximity to amenities—and explores approaches that can be used to promote accessibility.

 
Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Benefits of Investment

Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Benefits of Investment
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper provides an overview of the types of economic effects that can result from transportation expenditures, and approaches to quantifying the benefits of such investments.

 
An Overview of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities Scoping Papers

An Overview of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities Scoping Papers
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy developed research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. This brief summarizes the findings of the scoping papers, including the indicators that were identified, the potential to use each to evaluate TCI states’ progress on policies and programs, potential strategies each indicator could support, and TCI state programs that already make use of the indicators.

 
Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Housing and Transportation Costs

Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Housing and Transportation Costs
June 5, 2014

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper explores various approaches for measuring housing and transportation affordability.

 

State and Local Climate Leadership in the Trumpocene
October 18, 2017

In a special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review, Vicki Arroyo identifies steps that states and cities are taking that demonstrate their climate leadership in the face of the Trump Administration's assault on climate change policy.

 

States and Stakeholders Envision a Cleaner Transportation Future and the Means to Achieve It
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.

 

Low-Carbon Transportation Symposium
April 13, 2017

The Georgetown Climate Center held a symposium on low-carbon transportation strategies for state officials and policy experts on April 4, 2017. The symposium focused on what a cleaner, more resilient, and more equitable transportation system could look like, and participants discussed important trends, challenges, and opportunities for achieving such a future.

 

Transportation and Climate Initiative States Receive Electric Vehicle Corridor Designation
November 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation has 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 (EV) in the region and will lead to increased electric vehicle travel in the northeast and mid-Atlantic.

 

White House Announces Support for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
July 22, 2016

The White House announced on July 21 a series of federal government actions and private sector commitments to advance electric vehicles in the United States. Providing drivers with increased access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure is part of the Obama Administration’s effort to increase electric vehicle adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

 

Video: Georgetown Analysis Shows Potential for GHG Emissions Reductions from Transportation in the TCI Region
December 16, 2015

Webinar presentation shows the potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions from transportation in mid-Atlantic and northeastern states.

 

Five Northeast States and DC Announce They Will Work Together to Develop Potential Market-Based Policies to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation
November 24, 2015

Six northeast and mid-Atlantic jurisdictions have announced they will work together to develop potential market-based policies to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from the transportation sector. Developing such policies will build on the momentum created by the participating states’ successful clean energy programs and will create positive economic benefits, in addition to reducing the emissions that cause climate change according to a new Georgetown Climate Center report.

 

State Statements About Reducing GHGs from the Transportation Sector
November 24, 2015

Statements are available from Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

 

Celebrating Five Years of Success Through the Transportation and Climate Initiative
June 9, 2015

Five years ago, 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia launched the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) to develop the clean energy economy and reduce energy use and emissions from the transportation sector.

 

California Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal in S.B. 375 Land Use-Transportation Plan Case
April 28, 2015

The California Supreme Court agreed on March 11 to review an appeals court decision that invalidated a regional transportation and land use plan for the San Diego area for failing to adequately consider greenhouse gas emissions.