Connecticut’s transportation system takes a toll on our health, climate, and economy. Today, most of us travel in gasoline-powered cars that emit air pollutants that harm public health and warm the planet. And we’re spending a lot of money doing it: Americans now owe a combined total of over $ 1.2 trillion in auto loans, a 75% increase since 2009.
Governor Ned Lamont knows we desperately need to transform our transportation system. That is why it is disappointing to hear that he is prepared to throw in the towel on the transport and climate initiative agenda in the state’s next extraordinary legislative session. TCI-P is a regional program that would force oil and gas companies to pay for the auto pollution they cause in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, allowing states like Connecticut to reinvest the funds. in clean transport options such as public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure. .