We’re integrating sustainability into every stage of our projects. Not only did Metro operationalize sustainability internally through a 2009 policy, we also created programs and resources to ensure everything we do meets Metro’s sustainability standards. It’s all a part of Metro’s plan to build better transit.

Every day is Earth Day at Metro. Since our Environmental Policy was adopted in 2009, sustainability is a part of everything we do.

Our commitment means we plan, partner, design, build, operate and maintain transit infrastructure to meet our current needs without compromising the future needs of LA. We continually integrate the principles of sustainability in all aspects of decision making and execution. This includes seeking out and implementing innovative solutions to improve air quality, protect natural resources, reduce waste and create connected communities.


Create an organizational culture and workforce that continually integrates the principles of sustainability into all aspects of decisionmaking and execution to enhance communities through mobility and access to opportunity.

Milestone diagram of Sustainability milestones

Reporting and Metrics

Metro’s annual sustainability reporting provides data to inform decision-making in accordance with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) standards. Metro’s work to advance environmental equity and efficient operations achieved notable improvements in the calendar year of 2019. As we continue to advance mobility, we’re also making contributions to improved air quality and public health, as well as reductions in water use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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