Transportation Working Group

green transportation

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;
  • School transportation; and
  • Traffic congestion reduction.

The January 24 Green Collaborative meeting focused on transportation. Ellen Korpi (SEC Vice Chair) shared findings from the Massachusetts Commission on the Future of Transportation and from the SEC-led Transportation Working Group. Michael Zehner (Planning Director) discussed the Town's Mobility Working Group and Judy Crocker of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation presented on the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program