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OTF News Releases

Connecticut Business Leaders: "TCI is Good for Business"

Connecticut Based Businesses Throw Support Behind Transportation & Climate Initiative at Hartford Press Conference

Coalition: Transportation Emissions and Mobility (Team) Community Act Will Cut Pollution, Invest in Transit and Infrastructure

‘TEAM’ Community Act Introduced in House and Senate; Business and Stakeholder Groups Encouraged as Rhode Island Looks to Join Regional Transportation & Climate Initiative Program

Author of TCI Study Admits Analysis Inflated Costs by Four Times

Setting the Record Straight:  Tufts Report Often Cited by Opponents of the Transportation & Climate Initiative Reflects “Something Different Than What TCI-P Has Turned Out to Be”

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OTF Voices

A clean transportation system is the prescription my patients need

Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts

By Gaurab Basu

Transforming our dirty transportation system has long been an urgent public health issue.

Pollution and the pandemic are a deadly mix; it’s time to change that

Connecticut Post, Connecticut

By Lauren Bailey

COVID-19 is striking neighborhoods that were already suffering before the pandemic: one of the most likely indicators of severe respiratory illness is living in an area with high levels of air pollution. Many of these communities also endure high rates of poverty yet are home to the essential workers on the front lines of the crisis. This pandemic has put the inequity of our climate crisis into stark contrast and has made the dire need for reductions in toxic emissions even more clear.

Kelsey Crane column: Virginians deserve better and cleaner transportation options

Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia

By Kelsey Crane

Virginia’s transportation system is in need of serious improvements. Continuing with the status quo of perpetual highway expansion is outdated and isn’t meeting the needs or serving the best interests of our communities. Instead, it’s hurting our environment, health and wallets. Burning motor fuels produces almost half (45%) of the climate pollution in the commonwealth, and that tailpipe pollution also contributes to an influx of health problems and hospital visits that burden Virginians with health care costs.

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OTF Newsletter

September/October Special Edition 2020, Vol 35

Study Finds Regional Pact To Reduce Transportation Pollution Could Yield Major Health Benefits WBUR NPR Affiliate/Boston, MAOctober 6, 2020. Barbara Moran: “By leading Rhode Island into TCI, Governor Raimondo and Providence lawmakers would make the state even more a leader for jobs and climate in the region. They can protect the economy and continue to lower emissions at the same time."  

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OTF In The News

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.

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OTF Reports

Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (2019)

Union of Concerned Scientists Report

In a new analysis, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found that African American, Asian American and Latino residents of the region face significantly higher exposure to pollutants known as PM 2.5—airborne particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter.

Transportation and Climate Initiative 10: Hosted by Our Transportation Future

Transportation & Climate Initiative Webinar

TCI-101 webinar features the basics on Transportation & Climate Initiative and its cap-and-invest framework, along with fresh perspective on policy developments, goals for implementation, and the broad based advocacy campaign by Our Transportation Future.  TCI-101 was presented by policy, public health and environmental experts, who mapped out the current state of the policy and how others can get involved to help shape the Transportation & Climate Initiative.

Cap-and-Invest: A review of policy, design and models and their applicability in Vermont

Report by Center for Sustainable Energy

This report explores three North American cap-and-invest systems for reducing GHG emissions, with the goal of providing policy-makers with a better understanding of how cap-and-invest systems work, identifying lessons learned and outlining policy recommendations for creating an economy-wide capand-invest system for GHG emissions for Vermont. Specifically, the report looks at the following.

• Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), in which Vermont currently participates that covers carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electric generation
• California cap-and-invest system, which covers GHG emissions from electric generation, transportation and heating sectors and industrial processes1
• Quebec cap-and-invest system, which is linked with California through the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and covers GHG emissions from electric generation, transportation and home
heating sectors and industry2