2.8 Incorporate PEVs into DOT planning process
Reason for action
Each state DOT has a requirement in the Transportation Planning Regulations to develop a long-range transportation plan (LRTP). The LRTP sets forth a strategic and long-term (by law, a minimum of 20 years) vision for the future of transportation in the state.
Many newer transportation plans include climate change issues (see the Georgetown Climate Center' report Summary of Climate Change Provisions in State Long-Range Transportation Plans and the FHWA study Trends in Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plans: Core and Emerging Topics for more information). Incorporating PEVs into the long-range transportation plan is an opportunity for the DOT to commit to a policy direction as well as a long-term plan for alternative fuel vehicles like PEVs.
Implementing the action