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Partners Meetings

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2023 Clean Air Northeast Partners Meeting

2023 Clean Air Northeast Partners Meeting


2023 Clean Air Northeast Partners Meeting Agenda (pdf) (3.2 MB)

Keynote Address

Riding Towards Equity with Micromobility Session
Moderator: Gary Rennie, U.S. EPA Region 1

Sustainable Futures for Ports Session
Moderator: Reema Loutan, U.S. EPA Region 2

Transportation and Electrification Session
Moderator: Melissa Evanego, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Transforming New York City's Urban Freight Landscape Session
Moderator: Jonathan Ells, ERG

Cleaner, Greener Technologies Session
Moderator: Jessica Wilcox, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Back to School with Cleaner Fuels Session
Moderator: Rachel Chard, CALSTART

Reducing Harbor Craft Emissions: Marine Repowers and Emerging Technologies Session
Moderator: Jonathan Ells, ERG

Community Engagement and Sustainability Session
Moderator: Olivia Glenn, U.S. EPA Region 2

What's Next for Clean Rail in America? Session
Moderator: Abby Swaine, U.S. EPA Region 1 (pdf) (1.2 MB)


2021 NEDC Partners Meeting

NEDC 2021 Partners Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative, we want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the 2021 NEDC Partners Meeting! We especially would like to thank the presenters/panelists and moderators for their engaging and insightful expertise over the three-day event.

View the NEDC 2021 Partners Meeting Agenda (pdf) (2.6 MB).

View Recording of the NEDC 2021 Partners Meeting here!


Keynote: Maria Lopez-Nuñez, Ironbound Community Corporation

Environmental Justice Session

Ports Session

Electrification, Transportation, and Climate Session

Alternative Fuels Session

Funding & Policy Session

Tampering Session

2019 NEDC Partners Meeting

Thank You NEDC Partners! 2019 NEDC Partners Meeting, July 11, 2019, Providence Mariott Downtown,1 Orms Street, Providence, RI

Dear NEDC Partners,

The NEDC 2019 Partners Meeting was a huge success! We would like to thank all of the moderators, panelists and participants who helped to create an informative and engaging program. We think you'll agree, the meeting provided a great forum to learn from a diverse group of stakeholders from federal, state, local governments, community members and others on the several challenges and, more importantly, opportunities of working collaboratively on a path to cleaner transportation and healthier communities in the northeast!

Also, a special thank you to our sponsors: New York City Department of Transportation, Effenco, and the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition!

New York City Department of Transportation logo     Effenco logo     Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition logo

For meeting agenda, presentations and survey, please click below:

We look forward to your continued collaboration and partnership with the Northeast Diesel Collaborative!


The Northeast Diesel Collaborative


Getting to Zero: How global, national, regional, and local initiatives inspire partnership and action to advance toward zero-emission technology adoption

Moderator: Ben Mandel,CALSTART (pdf) (1.5 MB)

Emerging Alternative Fuel Technologies, Infrastructure, and Deployment Best Practices

Moderator: Stephen Russell, Massachusetts Clean Cities Propane Use in School Bus & Transit Fleets

Partnerships for Clean Communities

Moderator: Julian Drix, Rhode Island Department of Health (pdf) (1.4 MB)

Northeast State Perspectives: Technology Advancement & Funding Opportunities for Clean Transportation

Moderator: Hannah Greenberg, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 2)

Reducing Diesel Emissions from Goods Movement & Freight

Moderator: Chuck Feinberg, New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition & Greener by Design, LLC

2017 NEDC Partners Meeting

2017 NEDC Partners Meeting

View the 2017 NEDC Partners Meeting agenda (pdf) (566 KB).


Partners Welcome and Goal Setting

Conversation with Manufacturers and Suppliers: Driving Innovation, the Economy & Jobs with Clean Transportation

Moderator: Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART

Discussion Leaders:

Afternoon Keynote: The Transportation & Climate Initiative

Big Money Means Big Potential: States Prepare for VW Settlement Funds

Moderator: Robyn Marquis, Ph.D., Project Manager, Clean Transportation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Discussion Leaders:

Partnership Best Practices for Clean Transportation

Moderator: Matt Laurita, Chief, Mobile Source Section, Clean Air and Sustainability Division, U.S. EPA Region 2

Panel Presenters:

Clean Corridor Congress #2: Filling the Infrastructure Gap

Abby Swaine, SmartWay & Clean Freight Programs, U.S. EPA Region 1
Susan McSherry, Program Director, Alternative Fuels Program, NYC Department of Transportation

Discussion Leaders:

Northeast Diesel Collaborative 2015 Partners Meeting

Northeast Diesel Collaborative 2015 Partners Meeting

View the NEDC 2015 Partners Meeting agenda (pdf) (425 KB).

View the 2015 Breathe Easy Leadership Program Award winners.

View the full recap of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative 2015 Partners Meeting in pictures here (pdf) (5.6 MB).


Setting the Stage: Leadership Presents Key Successes & Opportunities for the East Coast

Panel Introduced by NEDC Strategic Planning Chairs:
Alycia Gilde, Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART
Susan McSherry, Program Manager, Alternative Fuels Program, New York City Department of Transportation

Federal Policies – Meeting Compliance with Cleaner, High-Efficiency Technologies

Panel Leader: Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART

Luncheon Keynote Address – Promoting Clean Transportation Policy and Technology Advancement in New York City's Urban Environment
Luncheon provided by Gold Sponsor: Milton CAT

NEDC Industry Partners Present:
Optimizing Regional Coordination and Efficiency to Improve the Movement of Goods & People – Solutions for a Sustainable Transportation Network

Panel Session 1:
Panel Leader: Anne Aylward, Deputy Director of Research, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Panel Session 2:
Panel Leader: Ezra Finkin, Director, Policy and External Relations, Diesel Technology Forum (pdf) (708 KB)

NEDC "Tech Talks" – Manufacturers Present on "NEW" Clean Transportation Technologies that are Leading the Nation Forward through Higher Efficiency and Greater Emission Reductions

Panel Leader: Wayne Clark, Industry & Government Affairs Manager, Milton CAT

NEDC 2013 Partners Meeting

View the 2013 NEDC Partners Meeting agenda (pdf) (689 KB).


NEDC Partner Perspectives on Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for a Cleaner and More Prosperous Northeast

Moderator: Eric Skelton, Senior Policy Analyst, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies to Improve Efficiency and
Reduce Fuel Consumption

Moderator: Chuck Feinberg, Chairman & Coordinator, New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition

Retrofit/Repower Technologies – Best Application Opportunities

Moderator: Dana Lowell, Senior Consultant, MJ Bradley & Associates

Luncheon Keynote

Grants and Innovative Funding Approaches to Promoting Clean Air

Moderator: Tom Brotherton, Regional Director, CALSTART (pdf) (1.5 MB)

Best Business Practices: How Improving Air Quality through Innovation Promotes Sustainability

Moderator: Glenn Goldstein, CEO, Emisstar (pdf) (3.2 MB)

SmartWay Transport Partnership Workshop

Moderator: Buddy Polovick, Lead for Program Development and Implementation, EPA SmartWay Center, Ann Arbor, MI (pdf) (2.2 MB)