What: A public/private partnership of government, large employers, and educational institutions to reduce transportation-related emissions.
Purpose: To achieve a healthier future and promote economic vitality for the South Central Texas Region, through the reduction of air pollution due to transportation-related emissions.
Collective, large-scale reductions in transportation-related emissions among Partners in the Compact have the potential to reduce significantly the effects of pollution on human health as well as the costs to the business community to maintain compliance with air quality standards and the cost of ongoing operations.
The Partners’ reductions can be achieved by actions such as:
- Fleet electrification
- Encouraging the transition of employees to electric vehicles by providing workplace charging and programs to promote access to electric vehicles
- Reducing employee travel through telecommuting and other strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled in single occupancy vehicles
Projected Partner Benefits
- Long-term financial savings in the cost of doing business by reducing fleet fuel and maintenance cost
- Transportation-related cost savings for employees
- Access to resources of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
- Connection to advisory resources for fleet transitions including financing strategies and procurement programs
- Organizational branding of the Partner’s sustainability focus
- Cooperation and information exchange with other Partners
- Potential monetization of collective outcomes; sharing of proceeds subject to future contractual/legal agreements