Sustainability

Visual Marking receives APTA sustainability honor

Posted on February 21, 2013

Visual Marking Systems Inc. (VMS) received Gold Level recognition for its commitment to sustainability as judged by a panel of transit experts from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

VMS is the first and only APTA Business Member to receive the Gold Level recognition from APTA’s peer review team. As a supplier of products and services to agencies, VMS has shown dedication to uphold a companywide effort focused on improving the triple bottom line: People (social), Planet (environmental) and Profit (economic).

Public transit agencies and businesses that participate in this program on a voluntary basis make a commitment to putting processes and actions into place which allow for continuous improvement in sustainability. According to APTA, sustainability is about practices that make good business sense and good environmental sense. Balancing these two values helps build stronger transportation networks, thus a sustainable future.

“Congratulations to Visual Marking Systems for achieving Gold Level recognition in sustainability and setting the standard for other businesses,” said APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy. “Visual Marking Systems is the first business member of APTA to receive this recognition because of their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.”    

VMS provides a wide cross-section of quality transportation signs and graphics. Creating a variety of branding and print media for APTA business members, builders, consultants, OEMs and transit agencies.

VMS worked with the Federal Railroad Administration and APTA to help pioneer the manufacturing of High-Performance Photo Luminescent (HPPL) graphics in the U.S. for new egress standards (2007, 2011). HPPL signage is an important standard because it directly aids in the safety of passengers and crew in emergency situations.

VMS was recognized by APTA in part because of the sustainable business practices it brings as a business member. Sustainability at VMS is a companywide initiative to enhance the environmental performance of our products and our customers. Every organization, including all APTA Sustainable Commitment signatories, can enhance their supply chain by partnering with a SGP certified printer and demonstrate the public commitment to sustainable supply chain management.

RELATED ARTICLE: To find out more about vehicle graphic companies, read, "What You Need to Know About Vehicle Graphics," here.

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

More News

Cincinnati Metro marks one-year sustainability anniversary

Several of Metro’s employees were to participate in a two-year FTA training program designed to provide transit organizations with tools to help them manage their environmental impact.

Delaware Express attends U.S. DOT’s Earth Day Fair in MCI J4500

With nearly zero emissions and generous hip-to-leg room for 56 passengers, Delaware Express removes more than 50 cars from the road.

IMG, U. of Vermont team to spread awareness of motorcoach travel

Working with the university's Certification for Sustainable Transportation Program, IMG operators will help spread awareness of responsible, efficient travel options for passengers.

SARTA, Ohio State unveil the first of 10 hydrogen fuel-cell buses

Under the terms of an agreement between SARTA and the Ohio State University, the new bus will be operated by the university's Department of Transportation and Traffic Management as part of the Campus Area Bus Service for the next 12 months.

New Flyer debuts first 60-foot hydrogen fuel-cell bus

The bus will be operated in revenue service by AC Transit for 22 months following the completion of a comprehensive evaluation at the FTA’s Altoona test facility.

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