OTF In The News

OTF In The News

Lamont: Votes there to reconsider climate initiative as GOP balks over gas tax

By Ken Dixon

Connecticut Post, Norwalk, Connecticut

MILFORD — While electric generators slightly reduced their air emissions in 2018, increases in transportation and business-and-residential emissions continue to make Connecticut’s air some of the worst in the nation at the same time it is contributing to climate change and rising sea levels.

Regional initiative to cut road emissions wins RI Senate approval

By Alex Kuffner

The Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — Reports of the death of the Transportation and Climate Initiative appear greatly exaggerated. 

Mass., other states near historic agreement to curb transportation emissions

By David Abel

Boston Globe

After years of negotiations, Massachusetts and other states on the East Coast are poised to sign a landmark agreement that would constitute one of the nation’s most ambitious efforts to fight climate change.

Md. Voters Express Support for Regional Transportation Initiative to Reduce Emissions

By Bruce DePuyt

Maryland Matters

A public opinion survey released by backers of a multi-state initiative to reduce vehicle-generated pollution found high levels of support for their proposal. 

Poll shows Mainers support multi-state climate initiative to cap transportation emissions

By Evan Popp


A majority of Mainers support a regional effort to limit carbon pollution from transportation and to raise funds to transition to cleaner transportation options, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Poll suggests strong support for Northeast cap-and-invest transportation initiative

By Lisa Prevost

Energy News Network

More than 7 in 10 respondents said they strongly or somewhat support their state’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

New survey data: 70% of Vermont voters support the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)


MONTPELIER, VT — Support for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is strong among Vermonters based on data from a new representative survey conducted by Climate Nexus and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) on behalf of the Our Transportation Future (OTF) coalition. The poll data was released this morning. Find the results here: https://www.ourtransportationfuture.org/tcipoll.

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Voters Want State-Level Carbon Reductions

By Clare Secrist

WSHU Public Radio

A new Yale University survey found that 67% of U.S. voters support the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) to jumpstart the economy.

Poll: Majority of Mass. Voters Support Regional Greenhouse Gas Pact

By Barbara Moran


A poll released Wednesday finds that 72% of voters in Massachusetts are in favor of the state joining the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.

Rural Voters on Eastern Seaboard See Benefits of Regional Transportation Improvements, Says New Polling Data Commissioned by The Nature Conservancy

Polling publicly released today from The Nature Conservancy done by the bipartisan pollster team of New Bridge Strategy and Fairbank, Maslin, Maulllin, Metz & Associates shows that three quarters of small town and rural voters in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states support the creation of a state clean transportation fund. This is significant as transportation improvements and funding are being considered by the jurisdictions participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). TCI is an effort by policymakers from 12 eastern states and the District of Columbia to design a region-wide policy that would both reduce carbon emissions from transportation and provide improved efficiency of and access to transportation systems.