FTA today announced a “Sustainable Transit for a Healthy Planet” challenge to promote how transit agencies can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to combat climate change and create jobs.
In April, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a goal of achieving a 50-percent reduction in economy-wide net GHG emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050.

FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez described the climate challenge yesterday at an FTA-hosted Climate Change Roundtable with transit stakeholders focused on best practices and initiatives to reduce GHG emissions. To meet the challenge, all transit agencies nationwide, regardless of size, are encouraged to develop climate action or sustainability plans that detail strategies such as converting fleets to electric buses, making facilities more energy efficient, and applying other technologies. Throughout 2021, FTA will provide technical assistance to agencies that commit to developing climate action plans or other strategies.

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