Massachusetts can curb carbon and grow its economy at the same time.
Governor Baker signed the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in December 2020. Massachusetts joins Rhode Island, Connecticut and D.C. in launching the multi-state program that will help create a better environment for business.
TCI puts a price on carbon in the transportation sector and is projected to generate $153 million in proceeds for the Bay State. This money, in turn, could create jobs and fund much-needed clean transportation infrastructure projects across Massachusetts to dramatically reduce carbon emissions. That could mean EV charging, rapid bus transit, rural broadband and more.
You don’t just have to take our word for it. TCI supporters include a long list of academics, environmental groups, policy leaders and more – including third party research on its potential impacts. A recent Harvard University study highlights the positive health outcomes the program could have. While a separate report from the Union of Concerned Scientists details how a program like TCI can help revitalize the region’s rural communities.
Model rule & draft implementation planBusinesses encourage governors to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) and take this major step to
North CarolinaNorth Carolina can curb carbon and grow its economy at the same time. TCI-P puts a price on carbon in the transportation sector
D.C.D.C. can curb carbon and grow its economy at the same time. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Transportation and Climate Initiative