Renewable energy advocates rallied in City Hall today to call for the electrification of New Jersey’s public-transportation system.

The event, organized by Jersey Renews along with the Amalgamated Transit Union, came the day after “transit equity day,” an effort by the labor movement to call attention to climate change and promote public transit as a civil right.

Dan Fatton, executive director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council, said he wants the state to invest now in electric transportation to avoid higher costs in the future.

“We’re calling on the state to do more,” Fatton said. “We want more electric vehicle charging, we want more electric buses, we want to address our climate crisis on a local level, because the cost of inaction is too high.”

Read more from Terrence T. McDonald at The Jersey Journal, February 6, 2018.