“Metro today unveiled a new sustainability initiative aimed at enhancing regional sustainability through performance based targets for ridership, travel mode share, regional greenhouse gas emissions and connected communities.
The Metro Sustainability Initiative also commits the Authority to internal performance targets for energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction, renewable energy, stormwater runoff impacts and potable water use. Taken along with near term action commitments from paperless meetings to a renewed commitment to lifecycle asset management—these internal sustainability targets set Metro on a path to continue to rebuild efficiently to support a growing region.
Specific targets set by the Sustainability Initiative include:
Increasing Metro ridership 25 percent by 2025
Increasing greenhouse gas displacement 10 percent by 2025
Reducing energy use per vehicle mile 15 percent by 2025, and cutting in half greenhouse gas emissions per vehicle mile during the same timeframe
Reducing water use per vehicle mile 20 percent by 2025
Last spring Metro’s Board of Directors adopted Momentum, metro’s strategic plan, committing Metro to sustainability through 2025 and beyond. (more…)