PHILADELPHIA- The Kenney Administration and City Council today announced the list of members of the Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force, the panel that will guide future policy on electric vehicles in Philadelphia.
“EVs are becoming progressively more common in Philadelphia, but increased EV use raises many complex questions,” said Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems. “Drawing from a broad and diverse range of stakeholders, this task force will ensure that all perspectives are heard and that realistic, workable policies are set.”
The EV Policy Task Force is working to develop potential solutions and make policy recommendations to encourage electric vehicles as part of the City’s wider multimodal transportation strategy that encourages transit, walking and bicycling.
“I look forward to working with this Task Force to improve the City’s policies for EV usage,” said Councilman David Oh, a member of the Task Force. “I’m confident we can identify and implement policy best practices and infrastructure solutions that will encourage EV ownership while still safeguarding the needs of others.”
Another Task Force member, Councilman Mark Squilla, commented, “Establishing the Task Force with a broad array of perspectives is an important first step in the effort to create an EV policy that will work for all Philadelphians in the years to come.”
Led by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure (oTIS) and City Council, the EV Policy Task force consists of representatives from various city and regional agencies and offices, in addition to private citizen electric vehicle owners. The EV Policy Task Force will work to generate policy recommendations and will produce a final report by early 2018.
The EV Policy Task Force consists of the following members:
- Councilman David Oh
- Councilman Mark Squilla
- Michael Carroll, City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
- Sarah Wu, City of Philadelphia, Office of Sustainability
- Richard Montanez, City of Philadelphia, Streets Department
- Terrence Dillon, City of Philadelphia, Licenses and Inspections
- Clarena Tolson, The Philadelphia Parking Authority
- Lance Wilus, City of Philadelphia, Office of Fleet Management
- Robert Graff, DVRPC
- Rebecca Collins, SEPTA
- Wendy Green-Harvey, SEPTA
- Jen Regan, Private Citizen Electric Vehicle Owner
- David Moyer, Private Citizen Electric Vehicle Owner
- Christopher Saxby, Private Citizen Electric Vehicle Owner
Opportunities for public comment will be made available through a formal public hearing at a date to be determined.