Transportation for Massachusetts, a statewide transportation advocacy organization, is hosting a Zoom meeting on the Transportation and Climate Initiative for rural communities on Nov. 10.

The TCI is a multi-state compact intended to reduce carbon emissions from transportation and to invest fees on these emissions to create better, cleaner and more equitable transportation systems across the region.

Massachusetts is part of the leadership team moving the initiative forward, with representatives from the Baker-Polito administration helping to shape a pending memorandum of understanding between the states as well as other program specifics.

The MMA is a co-sponsor of the T4MA event, which will focus on what TCI means for rural communities in Massachusetts and their multifaceted transportation needs. The agenda includes an overview of the TCI, remarks from Sen. Adams Hinds of Pittsfield and a Baker-Polito administration official, and rural context-setting from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.

Participants will engage in moderated breakout sessions and will be polled to identify the clean transportation investments that would most benefit their communities.

The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and registration and details are available online.

At the MMA Annual Business Meeting in January, MMA members adopted a policy resolution on transportation that supports TCI as part of broader climate change mitigation and transportation reform goals.

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