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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.


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


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


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


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:




Waste Reduction/Recycling

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Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority marks completion of Baldwin Avenue grade separation project
Posted by Anna Chen on January 23, 2015 12:30 pm
Officials gathered in the City of El Monte this morning to celebrate the completion of the Baldwin Avenue grade separation project, a project of the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, November 20
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 20, 2014 10:10 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. ART OF TRANSPO: There’s ...
Urban Lands Institute to hold “Art of Go” event on Nov. 12
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 5, 2014 1:42 pm
Below is the news release from the Urban Land Institute — Metro Deputy CEO Lindy Lee will be giving the opening keynote speech and the event features L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric ...
New study ranks L.A. metro area 3rd in U.S. in connecting people to jobs via transit
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 27, 2014 9:45 am
The darker the shade of orange and red, the more jobs that can be reached within 30 minutes using transit. Click above to see larger. Source: University of Minnesota Center for Transportation ...
Alameda Corridor-East holds groundbreaking for Puente Avenue roadway underpass
Posted by Anna Chen on October 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Photos: Joe Lemon/Metro The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority broke ground today on a four-lane roadway underpass of Puente Avenue that will be built beneath a Union Pacific ...
CYPHER students to demostrate health and climate solutions at Sustainable Earth Decathlon
Posted by Lexi Hinton on October 20, 2014 10:25 am
photo by Saad Faruque via Flickr/CC Multiple college students from CYPHER, a youth organization promoting environmental readiness, will demonstrate strategies to build human health and discuss ...
Tour Metro electric bus at AltCar Expo, September 19-20
Posted by Jon Ross Alexander on September 15, 2014 12:14 pm
One of the five new electric buses ordered by Metro and manufactured by BYD will be on display at the AltCar Expo. Photo Credit: BYD The 9th Annual AltCar Expo will be taking place Friday and ...
Go Metro Weekends, June 13 − 15
Posted by Lily Allen on June 13, 2014 8:38 am
A standout from last year’s Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado, captured by Scrubhiker via Flickr/Creative Commons. This annual event received the Guinness World Record for largest art ...
Bikes and walking + transit = lower greenhouse gas emissions
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 12, 2014 9:47 am
I thought that posting the above chart would be a nice way to begin Bike Week. As the chart neatly shows, taking transit can be an effective way to reduce greenhouse gases — especially those ...
Come for the Union Station celebration, stay to explore DTLA neighborhoods
Posted by Anna Chen on April 25, 2014 7:36 am
Saturday, May 3 is Union Station’s 75th anniversary celebration, a day filled with live entertainment, miniature railroads, special train car tours, architectural tours and more! (See schedule ...

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