Listening Sessions for the Transportation and Climate Initiative

From April to August 2018, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) hosted regional listening sessions, inviting input on potential policy approaches to bring about a cleaner and more resilient transportation future across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

In November, recognizing the opportunities for communities and businesses in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to benefit from transportation system renewal and modernization, eight states in this region announced the start of a public conversation about the “opportunities and challenges, the benefits we would all like to see in the transportation system of the future, and the policies that will enable us to realize this future together.”

These regional meetings were convened by the Georgetown Climate Center on behalf of participating TCI states. 

Funding support for TCI is generously provided by Barr Foundation, Energy Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, John Merck Fund, New York Community Trust, Town Creek Foundation, and our core funder, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Past meetings:

Monday, April 9, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Desmond Hotel
Albany, New York

Monday, May 21, 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Gina McCarthy Conference Room
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Hartford, Connecticut

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 pm 
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, Delaware
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square S
New York, NY 
Convened in conjunction with Rutgers University and the Regional Plan Association

Monday, August 27, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
University of Maryland University College, Academic Center
1616 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland
Convened in conjunction with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


These events included a set of facilitated discussions, designed to hear input on the following topics:

  • How and why residents and businesses make the transportation choices they do;
  • How to improve environmental quality and public health benefits while also increasing mobility and modernizing the transportation system;
  • What an innovative, low-carbon transportation future might look like; and
  • Policies and programs that could help achieve this vision. 
  • A broad spectrum of stakeholders are invited to participate, including representatives from business and industry, transportation and policy experts, local and regional governments, academia, and non-governmental organizations.

View the TCI Listening Session slide deck here.

Please contact James Bradbury ( with any questions.