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.
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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. At the same time, the effort underscores the sense of urgency shared by all 12 jurisdictions, and their collective aspirations to become the leading region for sustainability and clean energy deployment in the country.
Recognizing that nearly one third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, participating states have started taking action in four core areas: clean vehicles and fuels, sustainable communities, freight efficiency, and information and communication technologies.
The TCI is directed by state and district agencies in located within the 12 TCI jurisdictions. Each agency is free to determine whether and how they will participate in individual projects and working groups. The initiative is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center and its funders, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Oak Foundation, Barr Foundation, and Surdna Foundation. The TCI's electric vehicle work has been supported through a Department of Energy Clean Cities Electric Vehicle Readiness Planning Grant that was awarded to NYSERDA on behalf of TCI.
To learn more about the TCI, please read the TCI Declaration of Intent or visit one of the following workgroup pages. You may also view a short video about the TCI below.