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LA Metro approves sustainability plan

Moving Beyond Sustainability is LA Metro’s most comprehensive sustainability planning document to date, agency officials said.
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LA Metro) board last week approved a sustainability plan that outlines the agency’s strategy to reduce air pollution, smog and greenhouse gases (GHG) across Los Angeles County. 

The Moving Beyond Sustainability (MBS) plan calls for tripling LA Metro’s on-site renewable energy generation by 2030, reducing total GHG emissions by 79 percent from 2017 levels and reducing total nitrogen oxides emissions by 54 percent.

"Transportation is not merely the biggest source of air pollution in our state — it's one of our greatest opportunities to turn the tides of the climate crisis and reverse generations of inequities found at the heart of our communities," said Los Angeles Mayor and LA Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti. 

MBS is LA Metro’s most comprehensive sustainability planning document to date, LA Metro officials said in a press release. 

The plan is designed to align with and support parallel efforts and plans underway in LA County and the city of Los Angeles.

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