BOSTON – Massachusetts and 11 other northeastern and District of Columbia states announced today that the proposed Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) contract would generate between $1.4 billion and $7 billion a year for transportation investments and about $500 million a year in Massachusetts to improve transit infrastructure. , reduce traffic congestion and provide more resilient and efficient transportation programs. The bipartisan regional program will increase investments in Commonwealth public transportation infrastructure and climate change programs to reduce CO2 emissions and help address the effects of climate change. However, following Sununus` announcement, it is not clear whether other states will withdraw; Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, has already hinted that he`s not on board the concept. Maine and New York are also technically TCI “observers” because they are not part of the original 2018 promise to continue the agreement (although no state that has both led by Democrats has expressed resistance). However, it is expected that a number of other states will be required to re-establish their approval to formally accede to the agreement – but not necessarily from Massachusetts. The pressure is on Janet Mills as the public reporting period on the Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) comes to an end. Citizens and stakeholders have had until the end of February to submit their contributions to the draft agreement published in December, and the public must now wait for the TCI to publish the final agreement before states can conclude the regional agreement. Unless otherwise stated, this agreement represents the entire agreement between the user and TCI regarding the website and replaces all prior or simultaneous communications and suggestions, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and TCI with regard to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and any electronic communication is permitted in the context of a judicial or administrative proceeding based on or relating to this agreement, to the same extent and under the same conditions as other commercial documents and records originally established and kept on paper.

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