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Webinar: Meet and Greet Gabe Klein, Joint Office Executive Director

Jan. 24, 2023

Presentation slides

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) hosted a virtual meet and greet on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Joint Office Fiscal Year 2023 priorities include:

  • Supporting the deployment of $7.5 billion to build a national electric vehicle charging network with a focus on filling gaps in rural and disadvantaged communities and hard-to-reach locations.

  • Assisting states and communities, school districts, transit agencies, and tribal nations with implementing investments in zero-emission passenger, transit, and heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Sustaining the Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 Initiative goal of delivering 40% of the benefits from federal climate and clean energy investment to underserved communities.

The panelists included: 

  • Steve Lommele, interim communications and stakeholder engagement lead for the Joint Office
  • Gabe Klein, executive director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office).

Key takeaways

  • The Joint Office was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to address areas of joint interest to the U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation.

  • The Joint Office will provide unifying guidance, technical assistance, and analysis to support the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grants Program (CFI Program), Low-No Emissions Grant Program for Transit, and the Clean School Bus Program.

  • The Joint Office’s vision is to create a future where everyone can ride and drive electric.