Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P)

In December 2020, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they will be the first jurisdictions to launch the Transportation & Climate Initative Program (TCI-P), groundbreaking multi-state program that puts a brake on pollution while investing $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices and healthier communities.
 
This page includes information, resources, and the latest updates in the TCI-P development and implementation process. Information on the 2019-2020 regional policy development process can be found here.
 

Updates and Announcements

Public Input Period Extended to May 7 for Feedback on Draft Model Rule

March 30, 2021 - In response to requests from people and organizations, Transportation & Climate Initiative states and D.C. are extending the public input period for the TCI-P draft Model Rule. Input is most helpful if received by Friday, May 7, 2021. (Previously, input had been requested by April 1.) There is still no deadline for public input on public engagement planning, investment priorities, complementary policies, or other aspects of the program. Interested people and organizations are encouraged to provide input through the online TCI-P Public Input Portal. Thank you to everyone who has already shared their thoughtful input.


TCI-P Allowance Market, Auctions, and Compliance Webinar (March 26, 2021)

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) shared a pre-recorded informational webinar exploring the logistics of the proposed Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P), including presentations by officials from TCI jurisdictions and experts involved with other ongoing market-based pollution reduction programs. The webinar begins with an overview of regional goals for the TCI-P program, including ensuring environmental justice and equity in the program. Speakers discuss details of the TCI-P’s proposed approach to allowance auctions, market stability mechanisms, and how fuel-system participants would meet compliance with proposed TCI-P requirements, and respond to related questions stakeholders have raised in recent weeks. Learn more...

On March 1, TCI state agency staff shared updates on the TCI-P, including a Draft Model Rule and proposed processes for public engagement to ensure that equity, environmental, climate, and transportation justice considerations are at the center of TCI-P development and implementation. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to provide input and feedback on the Draft Model Rule and the Update on Public Engagement Planning through the online TCI input portal. Input on the Draft Model Rule is most helpful if received by May 7, 2021. Input on public engagement processes are invited on an ongoing basis. 

March 1: Public Webinar to Present Updates on TCI-P

February 19, 2021
At 1 PM ET on Monday, March 1, officials from participating jurisdictions will provide updates on implementation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) to cap greenhouse gas pollution from transportation. Speakers will share proposed plans for public engagement and key efforts to ensure equitable outcomes for underserved and overburdened communities. They will present details of a draft “Model Rule” for the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program, and share information about how members of the public can engage and provide feedback and input. Read more...

Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, D.C. are First to Launch Groundbreaking Program to Cut Transportation Pollution, Invest in Communities

December 21, 2020
The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a groundbreaking multi-state program that puts a brake on pollution while investing $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices and healthier communities. The bipartisan Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) will cut greenhouse gas pollution from motor vehicles in the region by an estimated 26% from 2022 to 2032, generate a total of more than $3 billion dollars over ten years for the participating jurisdictions to invest in equitable, less polluting transportation options and to help energize economic recovery.  Read More...
December 21, 2020
In concert with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and D.C. establishing the TCI-P, eight other Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast states who participate in TCI released a statement of suppport committing to continued collaboration and individual actions to equitably reduce air pollution, create healthier communities, and invest in cleaner transportation. Read the full statement...

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