Management & Operations

APTA to celebrate 9 agencies for sustainability efforts

Posted on July 25, 2013

L.A. Metro will be the first public transportation system in North America to receive Platinum recognition level in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Photo courtesy dowtowngal
L.A. Metro will be the first public transportation system in North America to receive Platinum recognition level in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Photo courtesy dowtowngal
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will recognize nine public transportation systems and businesses for their outstanding sustainability achievements.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be the first public transportation system in North America to receive Platinum recognition level in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Three public transit systems attaining Gold recognition level are Va.-based Hampton Roads Transit, Seattle’s King County Metro Transit and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Earlier this year, Visual Marking Systems (Twinsburg, Ohio) reached Gold recognition — the first public transportation business in North America to do so.

These organizations, along with Silver and Bronze recipients, will be honored on July 29 at the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. CDM Smith will receive Silver level recognition at its headquarters. The three Bronze level recipients are Amtrak, Interurban Transit Partnership (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

“The public transportation industry is an industry committed to sustainability,” said APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy. “All the organizations that will be recognized are models for other public transportation organizations with reductions in energy, water, and waste. I look forward to presenting their certificates at the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop on July 29 in San Francisco.”

Started in 2009, 105 public transit agencies and businesses have participated in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program by implementing processes and actions that will lead to continuous improvement on environmental, social and economic sustainability.

There are different levels of recognition — Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum — that are determined by specific measured achievements.Only four other organizations have received Gold level recognition: Olympia, Wash.-based Intercity Transit; Sound Transit, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; and Vancouver, B.C.-based Translink.

RELATED:"Green Report: Hydrogen Fuel Cells Gather Steam as Viable Fleet Option."

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SEPTA, Uber partner to solve first mile, last mile issues in suburbs

Under the partnership, which will run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Uber rides to and from 11 selected Regional Rail stations will be discounted by 40%, with a maximum discount of $10 per ride.

$27 Billion, 5-Year New York MTA capital program gets final approval

The passage marks the largest investment in MTA infrastructure in state history and outlines five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network.

MBTA GM DePaola to retire, citing cancer fight

His accomplishments as GM include improving service for MBTA riders, designing and implementing an $83 million Winter Resiliency program and ensuring that the renovation of Government Center Station was completed on time and on budget.

D.C. Metro fires 20 managers

The agency declined to specify what departments the fired managers worked in or what any of the managers’ individual job responsibilities were, however according to reports one-third worked in subway operations.

INIT set to break ground on new Chesapeake, Va. headquarters

The facility will eventually house INIT’s growing office staff, their two manufacturing firms and a large warehouse.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close