OTF Voices

OTF Voices

Alli Gold Roberts, "Opinion: Md.’s Clean Energy, Transportation Bills Set Stage for Thriving, Low-Carbon Economy"

Maryland Matters

In May, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he would allow two key clean energy and transportation bills to take effect. The bills will help Maryland unlock a clean energy future.

Alarming new data and careful scientific studies reiterate that we must take bold and immediate action to tackle climate change. Businesses are already heeding this call by investing in clean energy and setting bold emissions reduction targets. However, business action alone is not enough. We need smart policy solutions from all levels of government.

Nick Sifuentes, "Don’t hose commuters. Find a better way to fund NJ Transit, transportation group says."

New Jersey Star Ledger

Much has been made of the travails of public transit our friends across the Hudson are facing — but every NJ Transit rider knows that a similar crisis, long in the making, has now reached a breaking point here, too.

The state of NJ Transit has an obvious cause: when a service that hundreds of thousands of Jersey residents rely on every day is subject to the push and pull of the political process, commuters lose out. Under former Gov. Chris Christie, NJ Transit went from being a model transit agency to a cautionary tale of disinvestment and neglect. But even with the state under new leadership, NJ Transit fares no better: it has become a proxy in the debate over New Jersey’s budget surplus and whether to implement a millionaires’ tax.

Bruce Ho, "US Northeast Revs Up Clean Transportation Planning"


Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are working to clean up and modernize the region’s transportation system, supported by groups like the Our Transportation Future coalition, which includes NRDC.