Commitment (Current Signatories)
APTA members who sign on commit to a core set of actions on sustainability. APTA members can also obtain further recognition for their actions by signing on to the higher levels of the commitment. The core principles of the commitment are:
- Making sustainability a part of your organization’s strategic objectives
- Identifying a sustainability champion within the organization coupled with the proper human and/or financial resources and mandates
- Establishing an outreach program (awareness-raising and education) on sustainability for all staff of your organization
- Undertaking a sustainability inventory of your organization.
Recommended Practices and Related Documents
View the collection of recommended practices and related documents developed by the APTA Sustainability and Urban Design Standards working groups. APTA members are encouraged to use the following Transit Emissions Quanitifier Tool in identifying criteria air pollutant emissions, greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas savings for their own sustainability inventories:
APTA's Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop, held each year in late July or early August, features cutting-edge speakers and breakout groups presenting environmentally/energy efficient, economically sound and socially responsible developments and practices to advance public transportation’s role in sustainability. The 2016 Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop will be held in Austin, TX from July 24-26 at the Westin Downtown Austin. To learn more information about this and previous workshops, please visit the Workshop website.
See a selection of APTA's Sustainability resources, presentations from previous workshops, Passenger Transport articles, and information on affiliated programs.