METRO Debuts First Zero-Emission Bus at Mayor Turner’s Earth Day Event
Earth Day is celebrated each year in April to reflect and make an impact on the world by promoting environmental protection. METRO used the holiday this year to debut a zero-emissions bus at the Earth Day HTX Festival. It is the first to arrive of forty that have been purchased by the Authority.
METRO employees met with attendees to discuss alternative transportation options and give a tour of the new bus, which was delivered in February.
“Our community is our people; they are the moving pieces and how we get to where we need to go,” said METRO Innovation Project Manager Matt DeLeon. “It’s important to educate our community on what it means to go green.”
The new bus is part of the agency’s larger Climate Action Plan, which commits to:
- Purchase only zero-emission buses by 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.
Read more about METRO’s commitment to sustainability here.
Watch Video: METRO is building a more sustainable transit system! Our Climate Action Plan commits METRO to procuring only zero-emission buses by fiscal year 2030 — driving towards a greener and more sustainable future.