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Clean Transportation: How Maine's Clean Transportation Roadmap Aims to Boost Electric Vehicle Use & Smart Energy Infrastructure


This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date August 3, 2021); no calls will be taken.

Maine lags the nation in the adoption of electric cars, and the Mills administration has ambitious plans to change that, aiming for 219,000 electric vehicles on Maine roads by 2030. The question is: How to get there? We'll discuss the Clean Transportation Roadmap to 2030 initiative, which is designed to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and other clean transportation technologies in Maine. This program will air in advance of the first virtual public hearing on the plan on August 5th.

Joyce Taylor, chief engineer, Maine Department of Transportation
Marty Grohman, executive director, E2Tech

VIP Callers:
Sara Mills-Knapp, sustainability program manager, Greater Portland Council of Governments
Nick Murray, policy analyst, Maine Policy Institute
Jean Sideris, executive director, Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Rob Wood, director of government relations and climate policy, Maine Field Office, The Nature Conservancy

Maine Clean Transportation Roadmap

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.
Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.