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Metro is committed to creating a sustainable region and future for the more than 9.6 million people who live and work in Los Angeles County.

Our commitment towards a better environment begins with public transit. But we go well beyond buses and trains, with local bike and pedestrian improvements, and innovative solutions in alternative fuels, emissions controls, countywide planning, and more.

Vision

Metro will be the leader in maximizing sustainability efforts and its benefits to LA County’s people, finances and environment.

Mission

Metro will provide leadership in sustainability within the LA County region without comprising our core mission of moving people efficiently and effectively.

Programs

The agency has focused its sustainability efforts in two primary areas:

  • Countywide Planning: Plans and implements a countywide transportation system that increases mobility, fosters walkable and livable communities, and minimizes greenhouse gas and environmental impacts.

Past Meetings

Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
10am - 12pm
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
10am - 12pm
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Flr. Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
10am - 12pm
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Background

The Committee provides policy recommendations to the Board on sustainability programs across the agency, including providing oversight and direction for the advancement of:

  • Countywide Initiatives to plan and implement a countywide transportation system that increases mobility, fosters walkable and livable communities, and minimizes greenhouse gas and environmental impacts, and
  • Sustainable Businesses Practices to minimize environmental impacts from the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Metro's facilities and operations.

Here are some simple ideas for your home or office to conserve resources, reduce energy costs, and help preserve the environment:

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Solar/Electric/Energy

Air/Climate/Pollution

Waste Reduction/Recycling


The Source


Showing the latest posts relating to: Sustainability

Transportation headlines, Friday, May 21
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 22, 2015 10:57 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The sins of Angelenos (New ...
From Bike Week to Bike Life: Metro’s bike initiatives
Posted by Dave Sotero on May 11, 2015 3:00 am
Metro CEO Phil Washington at the kickoff event Monday morning. Photo by Luis Inzunza/Metro. To commemorate Bike Week L.A. May 10-16, Metro today announced key new bicycle initiatives designed to help ...
Why electric buses matter
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 30, 2015 2:29 pm
  Metro showed off one of its five new electric buses at a press event today with Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Wang Chuanfu, the chairman of BYD, the firm building the buses for ...
Earth Day: Go Green and Go Metro
Posted by Joseph Lemon on April 22, 2015 11:54 am
  Metro held a media event this morning at its Central Maintenance Facility to demonstrate the amount of greenhouse gases reduced when a person takes public transit instead of ...
Go Green, Go Metro to the Green Prize Festival this Saturday
Posted by Lexi Hinton on April 22, 2015 10:41 am
Reduce your carbon footprint and Go Metro to The Green Prize Festival this Saturday in Long Beach! Happy Earth Day Source Readers! If planting a tree is your usual Earth Day contribution, take it a ...
Metro Vlogs: Go car free for Earth Day…the power is yours!
Posted by Anna Chen on April 17, 2015 1:15 pm
Happy Friday! This installment of Metro Vlogs discusses Earth Day, Metro’s sustainability efforts and why taking public transportation is one of the greenest things you can do.* The video ...
Sustainable construction forum to be held April 13-14
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 10, 2015 6:13 am
Here is the news release: Los Angeles, CA. (Feb., 2015) –Presidential appointee Carolyn Flowers, Senior Advisor, U.S. Federal Transportation Administration ,will be the keynote speaker for the ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, April 9
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 9, 2015 10:59 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Metro rider Chris Richards. ...