The Green Line Extension will include seven new stations, the addition of 4.5 miles of light rail track and the development of two facilities, with emphasis placed on developing and implementing sustainable solutions wherever possible.
Conventional wisdom figures that transit agencies would naturally lean toward sustainability. After all, getting people out of their cars and reducing their carbon footprint is a major selling point to many massive public works projects, especially in congested regions with progressive constituencies.
U.S. transit systems testing the technology see economical as well as environmental benefits. Conversion to other alternative fuels — biodiesel, natural gas and propane autogas — continues growth.
The focus on environmentally friendly practices in the transit industry continues, with the help of economic stimulus grants and support from industry association programs and events.
Several recent reports and bills currently being considered by Congress provide some indication of the direction of the policy shifts being considered.
Because Everett Transit only serves residents to the city line, the new BRT line will bridge transit service across Everett and south Snohomish County, eliminating an intersection where riders literally have to get off one bus, cross the street and get on another bus.
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