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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Sustainability at Metro

More Metro. Less CO2.

2025 Energy Action Plan

2025 Energy Action Plan

Metro is implementing its first ever Energy Action Plan to reduce the Authority's energy use, contain operating costs, and help the region move forward sustainably. This Plan is central to transforming the way Metro does business to rebuild for the future. This will not only help Metro reach environmental goals but is necessary to help generate long-term cost savings.
Learn more about the Energy Action Plan.

4 Mile Run Garage

Zero-Emission Bus Update

Metro is engaging in zero-emission fleet planning to enable a clean and sustainable region, control operating costs and improve the customer experience. Learn more about the Zero-Emission Bus Update.

Train Crossing Potomac - aerial view

2018 Annual Sustainability Report and CO2 Emissions

Every Metro rider is making a sustainable transit choice. Each trip taken on Metro instead of in a car reduces regional CO2 emissions. Sustainability also is about practices that make good long-term sense. To learn more about Sustainability at Metro, click here to download the 2018 Annual Sustainability Report. (PDF)
Learn more about how Metro is reducing CO2 emissions.

Trip Planner CO2 indicator

Use Trip Planner to See How You Reduce CO2 Emissions

Metro is the easiest choice you can make to meet your personal sustainability goals. Plan a trip using Metro's Trip Planner to see how much CO2 you are keeping out of the atmosphere by choosing Metro.


Sustainable Water Treatment Facility

Metro's Largo Water Treatment Facility produces approximately 20,000 kWh of energy each year. The facility pumps an estimated 27,000 gallons of water per day from Metrorail tunnels near the Largo Town Center Station.


Parking Lot LED Lighting Upgrades

Metro has reduced energy consumption at its parking garages by nearly 70% through high efficiency Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting upgrades.