Transportation is the second greatest expense for most households, and transportation investments have historically reinforced patterns of inequality and exclusion. As a result, traditionally underserved communities have less access to clean mobility access; higher mobility costs; and fewer economic opportunities in new mobility industries.
Utilities, advocates, and cities are increasingly interested in addressing equity in transportation electrification and new mobility efforts. However, some early efforts have been ineffective and occasionally counterproductive.
This interactive webinar explored the key dimensions of equity as it relates to transportation electrification programs. Jeff and Joel discussed why it is so critical to center equity early in program development, explored strategies for developing effective programs and highlighted some promising strategies, developments, and pilot projects.
EV Update: PG&E to Deploy EV Charging Stations in Low-Income Communities (January 2018, The Greenlining Institute
Charge Ahead California, In 2014, Greenlining worked with the Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment, Environment California, and the Natural Resources Defense Council to co-sponsor Senate Bill (SB) 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative, authored by Senate President Pro Tem, Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles). The bill was supported by over 50 diverse groups. Now, working with these same allies as part of the Charge Ahead California campaign we shape implementation of this law, work to place one million light, medium, and heavy-duty EVs on California’s roads by 2023 and ensure that all Californians, and especially lower-income households most impacted by air pollution, benefit from zero-emission vehicles.
Transportation is the second greatest expense for most households, and transportation investments have historically reinforced patterns of inequality and exclusion. As a result, traditionally underser...