Sustainability

Metro's Sustainability Initiative

Download Metro's 2016 Sustainability Report

By choosing to ride Metro trains and buses our customers help fight climate change 1.2 million times every day. As a result the region saves 41 million gallons of fuel and avoids emitting 400,000 tons of carbon annually. Our riders' commitment to Metro promotes sustainability for the entire region.

Also, investments in sustainable technology and practices make good business sense. Meeting Metro's sustainability targets will help reduce costs and improve service while expanding the environmental benefits Metro already brings to the region.

Metro's Sustainability Lab is dedicated to piloting cost-saving green technology and practices across the Authority. Since 2014, the Lab has implemented projects related to the use of energy, water, and waste disposal that are expected to save the Authority $700,000 in operating costs over the next five years.

Metro's Sustainability Initiative sets ten targets that launch the Authority and region on the path to becoming the most sustainable in the nation. These targets are:

Regional Targets

 

Internal Targets

Ridership
  • 25% Increase in Ridership by 2025
  • Increase Transit, Bike and Walk Mode Share
  • Connect Communities
  Energy
  • 15% Reduction in Energy Use per Vehicle Mile by 2025
Climate Change
  • 10% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Displacement by 2025
  Greenhouse Gas & Renewable Energy
  • 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Vehicle Mile by 2025
  • 30% Renewable Electricity by 2025 (as financially feasible)
    Water
  • 20% Reduction in Water Use per Vehicle Mile by 2025
    Stormwater
  • 100% On site Stormwater Management for Stations and Facilities
    Waste & Supply Chain
  • 100% Waste Diversion Rate - Zero Waste