The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, in partnership with the Governor’s Energy Office, Maine Department of Transportation, and Efficiency Maine Trust, have launched a Clean Transportation Roadmap process to help identify necessary policies, programs, and regulatory changes needed to meet the state’s transportation emission reduction goals. In addition to helping Maine achieve its emissions goals, there are market and social benefits of reduced transportation emissions, such as health benefits, associated with cleaner air from reduced NOx and particulate matter.
The transportation sector is responsible for 54% of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making emissions reductions in this sector critical to reaching emissions reduction targets. Reducing emissions from the transportation sector will require implementation of several complementary strategies including strategies to increase the efficiency of existing vehicles, strategies to reduce the number of miles Maine people drive (i.e. expanding telework and teleservice opportunities, expanding public transportation, and supporting development in downtowns and village areas), low carbon fuels expansion, and large-scale electrification of Maine’s transportation system.
This meeting is the first opportunity for the public to engage with GOPIF and members of the Consultant Team who are leading the roadmap. There will be time for questions. The meeting will be recorded and available for viewing for those unable to join us virtually.
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