Leading environmental, scientific, transportation, health and business organizations working to advance modern, clean, equitable and low-carbon transportation celebrated an announcement Dec. 18 from nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors and the Mayor of Washington, D.C., to move forward with a regional clean transportation initiative.
These 10 members of the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) will now transition from a year-long public comment phase, which engaged communities, businesses and stakeholders across the region, to begin crafting policies and programs to address their transportation challenges, improve mobility, provide more transportation options and curb the largest source of pollution that contributes to climate change.
This announcement marks the next big step for a handful of states and the District of Columbia that pledged to begin development of a regional policy during the Bonn Climate Change Summit in November 2017. With the addition of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the regional clean transportation initiative is demonstrating growth and strong momentum that could prompt more states to join in support of a regional plan.
Leading transportation policy experts commented on the recent announcement by the governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont, and the mayor of Washington, D.C. Click here to continue reading…
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