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

In a statement released on December 21, the governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced today “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.”  

While the four jurisdictions named above were first to sign, all participants have committed to continue working in collaboration to equitably reduce air pollution, create healthier communities, and invest in cleaner transportation Read the full statement here.