How Transit Can Find the Green in Going Green

This article focuses on the financial benefits of ecologically-minded improvements to transit vehicles. Additionally the political framework and saliency are discussed, explaining that, in addition to various international agreements between nations on such issues, the International Public Transport Union (UITP) has also provided information as to the various benefits of sustainable development from social, environmental, and economic viewpoints. A number of points are raised that outline the necessary factors for an economically-stable sustainability transit retrofit. These include: managerial commitment, a clear written policy, tracking and correcting action, and sharing information with all concerned stakeholders. It is also noted that facilities can be improved and checked using the Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) standards. The article concludes with a list of various agencies and organizations that have either experienced the financial savings of sustainable transportation options first-hand or have researched the topic discovering such ends.

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  • Authors:
    • Sadik-Khan, Janette
    • Hanke, Cliff
  • Publication Date: 2007-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 35-37
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 3:39PM