June 2, 2022
The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, hosted at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, welcomed U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor to discuss coalition initiatives and ongoing electrification initiatives in the Tampa Bay region. Representatives from TECO, City of Largo, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and Florida Transportation Systems, Inc. (FTS) joined the discussion on facilitating cleaner transportation in the region. Participants discussed key initiatives related to electric transportation and charging infrastructure, fuel resiliency, and the need for a clean energy workforce.
“An amazing amount of coalitions are being built to ensure that we have clean cities and we're thinking about how transportation intersects with those cities - infrastructure, training, making sure people are comfortable with electric vehicles, making sure that research is done to ensure the right placement for example, of charging stations” Secretary Granholm
Check out the recent blog post from Dory Larsen, Electric Transportation Manager for SACE, highlighting major takeaways from the conversation with Secretary Granholm and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor.