TCI jurisdictions share updates during two September webinars


TCI webinar on ensuring environmental justice and equity in a regional low-carbon transportation program

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4 - 6 PM

On Tuesday, September 29 at 4-6pm ET, the bipartisan group of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that make up the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) held the second of two public September webinars to share updates and invite public input on TCI’s collaborative work toward a final regional agreement to cap global warming pollution from transportation fuels and invest millions annually to achieve additional benefits through reduced emissions, cleaner transportation, healthier communities, and more resilient infrastructure.

The webinar focused on proposed measures intended to ensure that the program fosters equity for overburdened and underserved communities, building on states’ longstanding commitment to designing a program that benefits all communities, including those on the frontlines of air pollution and climate change impacts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that racial disparities in exposure to air pollution are reflected in disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus and other health threats. The TCI jurisdictions have received extensive input from a wide range of interested people and organizations on ways states could design and implement a regional low-carbon transportation program that advances equity and environmental justice. Informed by that input and further outreach, TCI state officials provided updates on proposed strategies to ensure that overburdened and underserved communities benefit from investments and reduced air pollution and have opportunities for meaningful engagement in shaping TCI commitments and implementation moving forward.
This document includes examples of complementary transportation policies in each of the TCI jurisdictions that advance goals of equity and environmental justice.

The Transportation and Climate Initiative is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center. Questions may be directed to

Webinar on program design, modeling, and the implications of COVID-19 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9 - 11 AM

On Wednesday, September 16, more than 400 participants joined Transportation & Climate Initiative leaders to explore modeling and program development updates. Presentations covered new modeling results and discussion of how a regional TCI program could effectively manage a wide range of uncertainties, including those related to COVID-19. The webinar, facilitated by Georgetown Climate Center, provided an opportunity for further public input regarding modeling and how the program could be designed to ensure participating jurisdictions achieve environmental, economic, and social equity goals. Following the webinar, the TCI jurisdictions made available outputs from the TCI-NEMS model -- including data tables from policy cases and Reference Case sensitivity cases -- and methods documentation on the TCI Investment Strategy Tool. The new resources, along with the presentation slides and video recording of the webinar, can be found in the links below.

Sept. 16 webinar presentation slides

Sept. 16 webinar recording

More TCI program modeling resources