Members of Our Transportation Future (OTF) joined 300 state lawmakers, business leaders, transportation experts, and public figures at a regional public workshop in Baltimore, Maryland, helping to develop low-carbon investment strategies for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI).
Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles provide both reliable and environmentally friendly transportation. Emitting only water, hydrogen vehicles can help to lower carbon emissions, which is a main aim for TCI.
Focusing on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, TCI is committed to reducing pollution from transportation and aims to achieve a clean transportation future.
The OTF groups participating in the workshop also announced a sign-on letter to the Governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia, and the mayor of Washington DC.
An excerpt of the OTF letter stated, “We commend your leadership on TCI and support your efforts to develop a regional agreement to reduce transportation emissions. Transportation is the largest source of climate-changing pollution in the US.”
“Driving represents over 80% of emissions from transportation and those emissions are growing despite cleaner fuels and more efficient vehicles because people are forced to make more frequent and longer trips.”
“In addition to continuing to improve vehicle efficiency and increase electrification, we also need to make it easier for people to drive less by increasing clean, reliable and safe public transportation.”