NJ Transit outlines efforts to protect environment in 1st-ever sustainability plan

In the most recent celebration of Earth Week, New Jersey Transit released its first-ever sustainability plan, which details the steps and processes the Newark-based transportation entity is taking to deliver sustainable, resilient and equitable public transportation.

In accordance with NJ Transit’s 10-Year Strategic Plan, “NJT2030,” the sustainability plan prioritizes environmental responsibility while also highlighting deliverable benefits to customers in the communities it serves.

“What better way to celebrate Earth Week than by unveiling NJ TRANSIT’s first ever Sustainability Plan, which serves as a blueprint for integrating sustainability into all aspects of our operations,” NJ Transit CEO and President Kevin Corbett said. “This demonstrates that transit is clearly the best way to reduce New Jersey’s carbon footprint today and will be even more so in the future.”

The sustainability plan includes themes on energy, air quality, resilience, waste and water. It is a living document that will be revised and updated periodically, to provide transparency and direction for NJ Transit to become a leader in sustainability.

The plan also supports NJ Transit’s commitment to a clean energy future through:

  • Advancing sustainable practices, environmental stewardship and resiliency;
  • Modernizing and expanding the transit network through capital investments;
  • Increasing efficiency through operational strategies;
  • Linking projects and programs that encompass sustainability; and
  • Establishing agency goals, strategies and actions.

To view the sustainability plan, click here.