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DOE and DOT Announced Gabe Klein as Executive Director for the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

Sept. 20, 2022

Gabe Klein

The U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Transportation (DOT) today announced that Gabe Klein—the former commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation and director of the Washington D.C. Departments of Transportation—will lead the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), which was created by the President's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

As the first-ever Executive Director, Klein will oversee efforts to support the deployment of $7.5 billion to build a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network with a focus on filling gaps in rural and disadvantaged communities and hard-to-reach locations, as well as other vehicle electrification programs across the Departments.

Under Klein's leadership, the Joint Office will support states, cities, and local communities with implementing investments in zero-emission passenger, transit, and heavy-duty vehicles that support the Biden Administration's Justice40 Initiative goal of delivering 40% of the benefits from federal climate and clean energy investment to undeserved communities. These efforts will also support President Biden's national goal for half of all new United States passenger vehicle sales to be EVs by 2030.

Read the full press release to learn more about Gabe Klein's new role with the Joint Office.