Updates on the TCI Regional Policy Development Process, May 2020


May 15, 2020 -- In light of the unprecedented need for governors and agencies to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation and Climate Initiative jurisdictions have shared an adjusted timeline for developing a regional clean transportation program.

Under the revised schedule, a final Memorandum of Understanding is now expected in the fall of 2020, at which point, each jurisdiction will decide whether to sign the MOU and participate in the regional program. The timing for signing the MOU has shifted to the fall, but work on the program details continues and engagement with stakeholders will continue to inform the process.

Over the next several months, TCI jurisdictions together will be working on:

  • Identifying investments, initiatives, and complementary policies that will further reduce pollution, benefit public health, create jobs, and accelerate economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.
  • Economic and public health modeling to analyze how emissions reductions and investments in low-carbon transportation infrastructure will benefit people, businesses, and communities, particularly communities already bearing disproportionate impacts from pollution and lack of access to economic opportunities.

States continue to work on developing a draft Model Rule to release for public input following the final MOU.

For more information, view the TCI Regional Policy Design Process webpage.