b'There was widespreadPhoto by Elijah Mears on Unsplashagreement among the attendees that ferry transportation on low-emitting vessels should be a component in the nations eff orts to combat climate change.Massachusettsisastatewhereferriesplay acrucialroleconnectingitsislandsand providingtransportationalternativesinthe greater Boston region. It was well represented at the hearing with Representatives Moulton, Auchincloss, and Lynch actively participating.The Trusted Source for CongressmanLynchdescribedtheBoston ferries as a great blessing. Quality SystemsTherewaswidespreadagreementamong theattendeesthatferrytransportationon low-emitting vessels should be a component inthenationseff ortstocombatclimate change. Representative Carbajal of California andseveralothersnotedthatshoresideLEDcharging infrastructure is a must if hybrid-electric ferry vessels using batteries are to be widely deployed.RepresentativeHankJohnsonofAtlanta madeknownhisdesirethatferrysystems undertakeeff ortstorecruitadiverse workforce,includingwomenandpersons ofcolor,andtolookformeasuresto reducedetrimentalimpactsonresidential neighborhoodsadjacenttotheirterminals and shipyard facilities. ThehearingwasconductedbytheHouse SubcommitteeonHighwaysandTransit, chaired by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton oftheDistrictofColumbia.Shenoted hergoalofprovidingcommutersmore transportationchoices.Sheadvocated shifting traffic from highways to waterways to reduce the nations carbon footprint.To review the hearing in its entirety, click here. THRUSTERSLIGHTINGSEATINGDOORSTRIM CONTROLWIPERSCONTROLSwww.imtra.com 508.995.7000NOVEMBER 2021 27 LEGISLATIVE REPORT'