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7/17/2020



Rail News: Amtrak

Amtrak met FY19 sustainability targets, report says


According to the report, Amtrak has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent since 2010 .
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Amtrak achieved all energy, fuel, recycling and emissions targets in fiscal-year 2019, according to the railroad's latest sustainability report, which was issued earlier this week.

According to the report, Amtrak has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent since 2010 and lowered emissions by 4 percent in FY2019.

In addition, Amtrak has:

  • prepared for the new Acela fleet, which will be 40 percent more energy efficient than the original Acela trainsets;
  • reduced locomotive idling time; and
  • recycled 437 tons of clean paper and cardboard and more than 34 tons of seat cushions, fabrics and other materials, keeping them out of landfills.

"Across our national network, Amtrak is 47 percent more energy efficient than driving and one third more efficient than flying," said Amtrak Chief Financial Officer Tracie Winbigler in a press release. "Amtrak is fundamentally the better transportation option for those looking to reduce their environmental impact."

Amtrak's report may be read here.

 



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