The APTA Sustainability Commitment recognizes members who commit to becoming more sustainable in their operations and practices. Through a series of core sustainability principles, the Commitment provides both agency and business members with a common framework that helps define, initiate, and advance sustainability in the public transportation industry.
Overview and Guidelines
To learn more about the program, review the Overview and Guidelines for the organization type that applies to you.
How to Participate in the Program
Become a Signatory
There are no prerequisites for members to sign the commitment. APTA members can sign onto the APTA Sustainability Commitment at any time and have the flexibility to meet the core principles on their own timing and resource availability. Member signatories provide brief annual updates on their intent to fulfill these principles.
To become a signatory, complete and submit the Commitment Form that applies to your organization.
APTA members can also obtain further recognition for their actions by applying for higher levels of the commitment, which requires a demonstration of increasingly greater numbers of short- and long-term sustainability achievements and targeted improvements across key indicators. Levels of recognition start at Bronze and advance through Silver, Gold, and finally Platinum.
Signatories can apply for higher recognition or report on their Commitment progress and adherence by using the appropriate application template.
APTA accepts applications for higher levels of recognition (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) once a year. For 2020, the deadline will be Friday, February 7. Please submit your application to APTA’s Elizabeth Lovinggood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Other Signatories
Signatories can connect with and learn from other organizations who have signed the Commitment through the APTA Sustainability Commitment Signatories Subcommittee. Membership to this subcommittee is open to all signatories and will allow access to the Subcommittee online community where signatories can participate in discussion pertaining to implementation of the Commitment and share best practices and challenges.