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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 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 ...
ExpressLanes on 10 and 110 freeways to be continued beyond next January
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 24, 2014 12:51 pm
The Metro Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday to continue the ExpressLanes on the 10 and 110 freeways beyond January of 2015. The Board also voted to charge a $1 monthly maintenance fee on ...
How are America’s transit agencies going green?
Posted by Lily Allen on April 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Solar canopies produce green energy and shade buses at MARTA’s Decatur garage. Here in the United States, public transportation saves 37 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and 4.2 billion ...
Everyday is Earth Day when it comes to Metro’s sustainability efforts
Posted by Anna Chen on April 22, 2014 7:36 am
We know that taking public transportation is a great way to go green. But what you may not know is that Metro has a number of initiatives in the works that will make the agency even ...
Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day…now show how you LoveMetroLA!
Posted by Anna Chen on February 14, 2014 9:20 am
Whether you hope to find love while Speed Dating on the Red Line or you’ve already got your Valentine’s weekend planned, you can all participate in the LoveMetroLA Instagram Photo ...

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