TCI Sustainable Communities Principles

Transportation, environment, and energy agency heads from 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions released an Agreement to Support Sustainable Communities in June 2011.

The states agreed to work together to promote sustainable communities that:

  • Expand transportation options;
  • Promote economic prosperity;
  • Enhance natural resource protection;
  • Strengthen communities; and
  • Minimize environmental impacts.

The states promote these communities through enhancement of state-level transportation policies that combine a smart-growth land-use planning approach with sustainable development concepts, and will work in partnership with community development, economic growth, and housing and land-use agencies at the federal, local, and regional levels to foster this development.