Department of Environmental Protection


Air Quality, Energy & Sustainability

Drive Green

Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)


A regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. 


On December 17, 2019, the TCI jurisdictions participating in the development of a regional low carbon transportation policy, including New Jersey, released a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for stakeholder input, along with preliminary estimates of the environmental, health and economic benefits that could be achieved by a regional program. Once final, the MOU would commit signatory states to developing a model rule for a cap and invest program for transportation fuels.

The draft MOU contains an extensive attachment with the framework for that model rule. Interested parties are encourage to provide feedback on the Draft MOU through the TCI portal.

Below are links to the draft MOU and modeling results, as well as a link to TCI’s website for more information on timing related to this policy development. Feedback on the draft through the portal is most helpful if received by February 28, 2020.

Draft Policy Memorandum of Understanding

Initial Projections of the Potential Economic & Public Health Benefits

TCI's Regional Policy Design Process 2019

The final MOU is expected in the Spring of 2020. At that time, each of the 13 TCI jurisdictions that collaborate in the policy development will decide whether to sign the final MOU and participate in the regional program, which could be operational by 2022.

DEP TCI Contact – Peg Hanna at (609)292-7953 or