Transportation emissions comprise approximately 43% of Wellesley’s greenhouse gas emission. To identify opportunities for reducing these emissions, the SEC is spearheading a town-wide working group. The Working Group includes and has consulted with Town and State officials, Wellesley Public School administrators, members of grassroots organizations, public transportation experts, and staff members with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The Working Group is exploring:
New methodologies for calculating transportation-related emissions;
Potential collaborations to streamline and improve bus transportation for Wellesley residents, the Council on Aging, colleges, and private employers.
Technologies to reduce idling in municipal vehicles;