SEPTA is the fourth public transit system to achieve the gold honor based on the “APTA Sustainability Commitment,” association officials said in a prepared statement.
Public transit agencies and businesses that participate in APTA’s voluntary program implement processes that support continuous improvement in environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives.
“SEPTA is a national Leader in sustainability,” said King County Metro Transit General Manager Kevin Desmond, who chairs the APTA Sustainability Committee.
A founding signatory of the APTA Sustainability Commitment program in 2009, SEPTA has established a sustainability program that “significantly reduced its environmental footprint,” association officials said.
SEPTA achieved a 19.7 percent reduction in water usage per passenger miles traveled (PMT), a 10 percent reduction in fuel use per PMT, a 4 percent reduction in electricity use per PMT and a 3.6 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per PMT, they said.
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