The policy requires identifying and mitigating the impacts of emissions on human health, the environment, and climate for on-road, off-road construction and equipment used in Metro construction.
Metro is one of the first transit agencies in the country to institute a comprehensive policy aimed at reducing harmful emissions from construction equipment used in the course of the agency’s transportation projects.
The policy will be incorporated into the requirements of all future procurement contracts. It is not retroactive. The implementation of the policy for projects funded or programmed through Metro will be phased in through a collaborative process. Metro will be developing a technical assistance program to provide needed support to local jurisdictions in their efforts to implement the Green Construction Policy.
Metro is the leader in transportation industry in sustainability practices with the retiring of the last diesel bus earlier this year, housing the largest installation of solar panels and a Board mandate that any Metro facility over 10,000 square feet is built to LEED standards.
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