July 23, 2024

Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P)

BYD North America
Vt. to Adopt More Robust Regs for Heavy-duty ZEVs
The Vt. Agency of Natural Resources will adopt four California vehicle emission standards by the end of the year so they will be effective for model year 2026.
Healey Focuses on Climate in Mass. Gubernatorial Race
Maura Healey is focusing on climate in the race to replace Charlie Baker as Massachusetts governor.
Vermont Agency of Transportation
Vermont Climate Council Extends Deadline to Find TCI-P Alternative
A task group of the Vermont Climate Council will take an extra six months to identify an alternative to TCI-P for reducing transportation emissions.
Mass. Has Bright EV Future Despite TCI-P Loss, Advocates Say
As federal infrastructure funds arrive, TCI-P revenue looks less and less likely. Where does that leave EVs in Massachusetts?
Without TCI-P, Vt. Will Explore Joining Western Climate Initiative
The Western Climate Initiative is one option the Vermont Climate Council will explore to replace TCI-P in its Climate Action Plan released in December.
BMW Group
Here’s the Top Decarbonization Challenge for the Northeast in 2022
With Northeast states backing out of joining TCI-P, states now have a major funding gap for their plans to clean up the transportation sector.
New York Using Multitude of Strategies to Clean up Transit
New York is trying to reduce transportation-related pollution not only by promoting EVs, but by increasing the availability of public buses and light rail.
Famartin, CC BY-SA-4.0, via Wikimedia
Vermont Climate Council Adjusts Course on TCI-P
Vermont’s climate action plan will not abandon the potential for state TCI-P participation entirely, despite the program’s uncertainty.
jglazer75, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Conn. Environmental Advocates Urge Continued Commitment to TCI-P
Connecticut Environmental advocates vow to maintain pressure on lawmakers to pass enabling legislation for the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program.
Lamont’s TCI-P Reversal Surprises Environmental Advocates, Lawmakers
Gov. Ned Lamont said he would not pursue the TCI-P next year, arguing that rising gas prices make the enabling legislation “a pretty tough rock to push."

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