Thursday, July 25, 2013

APTA to recognize six public transportation systems for sustainability

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will recognize nine public transportation systems for outstanding sustainability achievements.


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is the first public transportation system in North America to receive Platinum recognition level in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Three public transit systems attaining Gold recognition level are Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), King County Metro Transit and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Bronze level recipients include Amtrak and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

The organizations will be honored on July 29 at the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop in San Francisco, Calif.

"Congratulations to these public transportation organizations for their outstanding leadership in the area of sustainability," said APTA Chair Flora Castillo. "They are leading the way in making public transportation, which is already sustainable, even more sustainable."


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