NJ Transit launches development of first ever Sustainability Plan

Document Outlining Agency’s Sustainability Efforts will be Embedded in NJ TRANSIT’s Culture, Business Practices and Customer Experience

 As highlighted in NJT2030: A 10-Year Strategic Plan, NJ TRANSIT will embark on creating its first ever Sustainability Plan, incorporating feedback from stakeholders throughout the state to help shape the future of sustainability at the agency. This plan and its implementation are the next steps in advancing NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to sustainability.

“Commitment to sustainability is one of the most important commitment’s NJ TRANSIT has made as we strive for a clean energy future,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “We’re on track to fully transition to a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040. This plan aligns with Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan to ensure
NJ TRANSIT be a leader in sustainability.”

“Thanks to the comprehensive roadmap established through NJT2030, NJ TRANSIT is working harder than ever to promote a more sustainable future for our planet,” said President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “NJ TRANSIT’s first-of-its-kind Sustainability Plan will build on efforts already underway in a cleaner rail and bus fleet, expanding and optimizing solar energy assets, implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures – in short, furthering our goal to be one of the most socially responsible, environmentally-friendly transit agencies in the world.”

Through this plan, NJ TRANSIT will create a vision to establish a more sustainable future for the planet, the communities we serve, and for the NJ TRANSIT organization. Sustainability themes like water and energy consumption, equitable transportation, clean vehicle technology, resiliency, and the customer experience are among the themes that will be explored in the Sustainability Plan.

The first step in creating the Sustainability Plan is identifying what matters most to NJ TRANSIT’s stakeholders to prioritize the factors that will advance NJ TRANSIT’s role in sustainability.  NJ TRANSIT will be reaching out to stakeholders including the general public, environmental advocates, community leaders, NJ TRANSIT customers and the agency’s employees to develop the framework of the plan. A series of webinars and surveys will be conducted to gather this input and keep the public informed of the progress of the plan. The first webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  To register for the webinar go to: https://bit.ly/NJTPublicMtg.

The Sustainability Plan supports NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to a clean energy future and will provide the direction for NJ TRANSIT to be a leader in sustainability.

For more information on NJ TRANSIT’s Sustainability Plan, please visit njtransit.com/sustainability.

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