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What's Plan B for better transit?

Posted by Anna Vanderspek & Mal Skowron on Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 04:46 PM

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is a multi-state effort to phase down our dependence on gasoline and diesel fuels and to kickstart investments for cleaner, more affordable transportation options. In November 2021, the governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island pulled out of the program. We're disappointed because without TCI, it's unclear how the states will achieve the emissions reductions needed to meet their climate goals.

The program is not dead – TCI can move forward any time three states agree to move forward – but the delay is a huge setback for climate action. To learn more about TCI itself, check out this webinar from February 2021.

This blog post is the first of a series to explore what's at stake if MA and RI don't come up with a Plan B to fund a cleaner transportation system. 

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Tags: Energy policy & advocacy, Electric vehicles/Transportation

What Mass. gets right (and wrong) about transportation in the Clean Energy & Climate Plan

Posted by Anna Vanderspek & Mal Skowron on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 04:45 PM

If you follow Massachusetts climate policy, you’re probably not very happy with Governor Baker for his recent veto of the Climate Roadmap bill. Though we’re disappointed with his decision, we’re optimistic that lawmakers are ready to refile the legislation and override another veto if necessary.

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Tags: Energy policy & advocacy, Massachusetts, Electric vehicles/Transportation