Mercer Island Reporter


Metro Transit recognized as gold-standard in transit industry

Mercer Island Reporter Staff
July 26, 2013 · 9:54 AM

King County Metro Transit was recently recognized as a gold-standard for sustainability by the American Public Transportation Association.

The recognition acknowledges Metro's work on reducing its environmental footprint.

The APTA's Sustainability Commitment Program recognizes public transit agencies and businesses which voluntarily make a commitment to put processes and actions in place which result in continuous improvement on environmental, social and economic sustainability.

“King County Metro has become one of the greenest fleets in America, and this award recognizes our legacy of environmental action – from pioneering the nation’s largest public vanpool program, to powering our trolley and hybrid bus fleets with the cleanest technologies available,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine in a press release.

Metro has estimated the greener practices have helped save up to $4.8 million last year, specifically by using fuel-saving hybrid technology.

Metro will receive the award during the APTA's sustainability workshop on July 28.

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