A national coalition has been formed to advance public policies that support a competitive and equitable transportation sector. According to the Transportation Fairness Alliance, the coalition is comprised of associations that “represent manufacturers, small business owners, farmers, and folks who pay utility bills.” They are taking aim at public policies that create incentives for electric vehicles and related infrastructure.
The OMA has monitored Statehouse proposals that would require Ohioans to subsidize the construction of electric vehicle charging stations via a rider on customer power bills. The OMA has pointed out to policymakers that a competitive market for such infrastructure is a preferable approach.
Meanwhile, a coalition of environmental organizations and others has launched a website to counter the Transportation Fairness Alliance. At issue is the ongoing debate of markets versus mandates. A deeper dive is planned for the Sept. 10 OMA Energy Committee meeting. 7/1/2020