OTF News Releases

OTF News Releases

Coalition: Connecticut Legislature Poised to Transform Transportation with TCI Bill (SB-884)

“Our Transportation Future” is Encouraged by CT Environmental Committee Vote; Bill Parallels Federal Infrastructure Efforts, Ensuring Improvements for Urban, Suburban and Rural Commuters

Coalition: Eastern States And D.C. One Big Step Closer to Modernized Transportation Under TCI Program’s Release of “Encouraging” Draft Rule

“Our Transportation Future” is Committed to Helping Shape a Final Model Rule with Focus on Enhanced Equity, Health, and Climate Benefits.WASHINGTON, DC – March 1, 2021 – The Our Transportation Future (OTF) coalition is encouraged by the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) draft model rule, released today by 11 states and Washington, DC. The draft model rule follows the December commitment by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia to participate in the program to reduce harmful air-pollution and modernize transportation in the Eastern U.S., and an announcement by 8 other states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia) that they are also considering the program.

Coalition Applauds First East Coast Governors Committing to Groundbreaking Transportation & Climate Initiative Program

First States Confirm Participation, More to Follow: Leading Environmental, Transit, Equity and Health Organizations Champion East Coast States for “Bold and Ambitious” Plan to Cut Pollution and Modernize the Transportation Sector

Poll: Seven in 10 Voters Support Transportation and Climate Initiative "As Part of the Recovery from the Pandemic"

 Regional TCI SurveyConnecticutDistrict of ColumbiaDelawareMaineMarylandMassachusettsNew JerseyNew YorkPennsylvaniaRhode IslandVermont, and Virginia

Getting Essential Workers to Their Jobs Seen as No. 1 Priority, Followed by Cutting Pollution and Unsnarling Traffic; Voters Back Governors Engaged During COVID-19 Crisis in Multi-State TCI Effort to Improve Outdated Transportation System.

200 ORGANIZATIONS URGE NORTHEAST, MID-ATLANTIC GOVERNORS TO MOVE ON “AMBITIOUS AND EQUITABLE” TRANSPORTATION AND CLIMATE INITIATIVE (TCI)

Groups Push For “Strong Safeguards and Guarantees for Overburdened and Underserved Communities” in 12 TCI States & DC; Need for State Leadership Seen As U.S. Formally Abandons Paris Climate Agreement.

HARVARD STUDY: PLAN TO MODERNIZE TRANSPORTATION IN MID-ATLANTIC & NORTHEAST REGION WILL YIELD MAJOR HEALTH GAINS AS A RESULT OF REDUCED POLLUTION

Our Transportation Future: Up to $11.1 Billion in Health Benefits by 2032, Every County in Region Could Benefit from Cleaner Air and New Investment in Public Transit and Pollution-Free Transportation

NEW POLLING CONFIRMS STRONG SUPPORT ACROSS EASTERN REGION FOR TRANSPORTATION MODERNIZATION

Two-Thirds of Registered Voters Support Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Distributors Paying for Pollution; Survey Covers Seven States in Region: CT, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA and VA.

MEMBERS OF “OUR TRANSPORTATION FUTURE” COALITION BACK NEW FRAMEWORK FOR TRANSPORTATION & CLIMATE INITIATIVE

Groups Calling for Regional Cap-And-Invest Program to Invest in Modern, Clean Infrastructure and Improving Public Transit React to Proposal for Implementation in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States and Washington, D.C.