To build a more sustainable transit system, METRO has more than 400 clean-running diesel-electric hybrid buses. Soon, we'll be introducing battery-powered electric buses and paratransit vans as part of a larger Climate Action Plan. The U.S. Government has committed to achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. To help deliver on that commitment, METRO will:

  • Procure only zero-emission buses beginning in fiscal year 2030
  • Minimize environmental impacts on the health and safety of employees
  • Apply green principles to the design and management of facilities
  • Promote energy management and waste reduction opportunities
  • Work with other organizations toward shared environmental goals
100% battery electric bus.

Climate Action Plan

METRO Going Green: Pathway to Sustainability outlines our vision statement and climate action plan goals. You can easily flip through the plan below using the right-hand arrow. There's also a toolbar below the plan document which allows you to zoom in, view it in full screen, download it as a PDF and more. It's best viewed on a desktop computer.



It's Easy Being Green

METRO recycles water used to clean its vehicle fleet. We also recycle all scrap metal, tires, batteries, used coolant, used oil and DPF filters. Here are some other green initiatives we've undertaken:

METRO's zero emission bus

Greener Buses

We've invested in hybrid and all-electric buses while exploring other zero-emission options.

The METRO new AV shuttle branded FutureLink on display at a demo event

Reducing Impact

METRO is minimizing environmental impact with emerging zero-emission vehicles.

Man loads bike onto front bike rack on a METRO bus.

Bike & Ride

Supporting safe options for driving, biking and walking, METRO makes transit easily accessible for bikers.

Three METRO STAR Vanpool vehicles.

Star Vanpool

For commuters who choose to share their ride to work, Star Vanpool is an environmentally-friendly service.

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