The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Program in Connecticut: Legislation to Advance Transportation and Climate Justice
This fact sheet covers the essentials about Governor Lamont’s bill, An Act Reducing Transportation-Related Carbon Emissions (SB.884), which addresses the equitable implementation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Program in Connecticut.
The TCI Program’s framework is consistent across the region, as detailed in the draft Model Rule, but the authority
to implement the Program—and key decisions around how to implement it—are left to each participating state. Notably, each state must determine how to invest its share of proceeds from regional carbon allowance auctions; in Connecticut, that annual figure is projected to be $20 million in 2023, totaling approximately $250 million through the program’s first ten years.