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Amtrak yesterday announced plans to achieve net zero greenhouse-gas emissions across its network by 2045.
The new goal focuses on expanding efforts across the railroad's entire carbon footprint to reduce the environmental impacts of operations, Amtrak officials said in a press release.
Amtrak outlined a series of actions it plans to take to achieve net zero emissions. They include:
"With new equipment, modernized stations and net zero emissions, [we] can lead the drive toward sustainable transportation throughout the nation," said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg praised Amtrak's net-zero goal-setting.
"We congratulate Amtrak for this ambitious commitment to further reduce its carbon footprint, cementing its place as a leader in the clean transportation revolution," Buttigieg said in a statement.