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Georgetown Climate Center assessed the potential effects of each of the IIJA’s surface transportation provisions to understand how the bill’s historic investments in transportation infrastructure could help — or hinder — efforts to achieve state and federal GHG reduction goals. We found IIJA could be an important part of the U.S. response to climate change, or it could lead to more greenhouse gas pollution than the trajectory we are currently on.
Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates, an ERM Company, have developed mapping and analysis tools to inform discussions between policymakers, local communities, and other stakeholders in considering priority locations for EV fast charging infrastructure investments. The include the nationwide E-DRIVE tool and the Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit.
Agreement to Form the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network
October 19, 2011
Ten northeast states and the District of Columbia announced the formation of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network on October 19, 2011 to expedite the deployment of electric vehicles in the region and promote the use of alternative fuels. The Network seeks to bolster economic growth, maintain the region’s leadership in the clean energy economy and reduce the area’s dependence on oil and its emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.
TCI Sustainable Communities Agreement
June 8, 2011
Transportation, environment and energy agency heads from 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions released an Agreement to Support Sustainable Communities on June 8.
TCI Work Plan 2010
November 4, 2010
Agency heads from the 12 jurisdictions that make up the Transportation and Climate Initiative approved the group’s first work plan in October.
Overview of RGGI for TCI Participants
November 3, 2010
This overview of RGGI was part of the briefing document given to participating states at the kickoff of the Transportation and Climate Initiative in June 2010.
Summary of Policy Options in State Climate Action Plans
November 3, 2010
This document provides a summary of policy options in state climate action plans. Prepared by the Transportation Climate Initiative for participating states at its kickoff event in June 2010.
This overview provides a summary of climate change provisions in state long-range transportation plans. The document was prepared by the Transportation and Climate Initiative for participating states at its June 2010 kickoff.
TCI Declaration of Intent
June 16, 2010
Eleven U.S. states and the District of Columbia announced signed the Declaration of Intent to create the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) – a new regional transportation approach that will help states build the clean energy economy of the future.
The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report exploring the potential to link the cap-and-trade programs of the Western Climate Initiative, the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
This paper reviews state roles in transportation policy as it relates to climate change and identifies potential areas of overlap between state and federal authorities and potential areas of conflict.
State transportation, energy, and environment officials from northeastern states gathered June 3-5 for the fifth annual Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) meeting to continue their efforts to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector while boosting the clean energy economy.
The sessions included discussions on a wide array of potential policy paths that would help the 12 TCI jurisdictions (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NH, NY, PA, RI, and VT) achieve these goals.
On May 29, eight states released an action plan to develop infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards, and help develop a consumer market to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025.
Governors from eight states signed an agreement October 24 to build a strong national market for zero-emission vehicles.
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.
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.
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.