Climate & the Transportation Sector Listening Sessions

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Department of Transportation are hosting a series of four listening sessions on the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The Commonwealth is working to identify the best state and regional strategies aimed at:

  • reducing transportation sector emissions;
  • increasing deployment of zero emission vehicles;
  • increasing the resilience of transportation infrastructure as the climate changes;
  • designing solutions with environmental justice communities in mind.

These sessions are opportunities to capture ideas and policy solutions to combat climate change and air pollution generated by the transportation sector while also supporting a resilient, equitable transportation network for the Commonwealth.

The evening meetings will have a presentation followed by a comment period. The daytime meetings will have the same presentation with small discussion groups afterwards. The daytime meetings require pre-registration.

Written comments may be submitted here through January 1, 2018, or emailed to gwsa@massmail.state.ma.us.

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 9:00am
Board Room, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston
Register Here

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00pm
MassDEP Central Region Office, 8 New Bond Street, Worcester
No Registration Required

Monday, November 6, 2017, 11:00am
UMass-Amherst, Student Union – Cape Cod Lounge, 280 Hicks Way, Amherst
Register Here

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:00pm
West Middle School, 271 West Street, Brockton
No Registration Required

See the event flyer

Locations are accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Katy Zazzera by phone (857) 368-8986 or by email (Kathryn.Zazzera@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

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