State officials are seeking public input into the development of a low-carbon transportation policy. A public discussion will take place on Tuesday at East Wind in Wading River.

In his 2018 State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Transportation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to sponsor a series of discussions with key stakeholders to promote a public conversation around low-carbon transportation policy development.

The agencies are holding a “listening session” to gain input on:

  • the economic and social considerations for deploying clean transportation options;
  • opportunities to enhance environmental and public health benefits through a modernized transportation system;
  • how innovative, low-carbon transportation can enhance quality of life and boost economic competitiveness; and
  • what policies and programs may help advance a clean transportation future.

The listening sessions are free and open to anyone who’s interested. Registration is requested. (Click here to register.)

The Oct. 16 session will take place at East Wind, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be three facilitated discussions on Tuesday. The first session will cover
transportation needs and options. Session two will discuss goals for a low-carbon transportation system. The third session will be a discussion of ensuring low-carbon transportation policies meet multiple needs.

For more information, contact DEC’s Office of Climate Change at 518-402-8448 or at [email protected]

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