The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized six organizations for their outstanding achievements in sustainability.
The two public transit systems receiving Gold Level recognition are Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (Ann Arbor, MI) and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (San Jose, CA).
The two Silver Level recipients are San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (Oakland, CA) and Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica, CA).
The two Bronze Level recipients are Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (St. Petersburg, FL) and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (Cincinnati, OH).
“Congratulations to these six public transportation systems for being leaders in sustainability. They are making their communities more sustainable and serving as models for the public transit industry,” said Richard A. White, American Public Transportation Association Acting President and CEO.
Public transit agencies and businesses voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program and pledge to implement processes and actions that create continuous improvements in environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Based on specific measurable achievements, organizations are given Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level recognition.