NJ TRANSIT begin development on first ever sustainability plan
NJ TRANSIT have started producing a sustainability plan that will incorporate feedback from stakeholders to shape the future of rail sustainability at the company.
NJ TRANSIT has announced that it 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 as part of a 10-year strategic plan. 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,” Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair, said. “This plan ensures that NJ TRANSIT will be a leader in sustainability.”
“NJ TRANSIT is working harder than ever to promote a more sustainable future for our planet,” Kevin S. Corbett President and CEO of NJ TRANSIT, said. “NJ TRANSIT’s first-of-its-kind Sustainability Plan will build on efforts already underway in a cleaner rail fleet, expanding and optimising 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 they serve, and for the entire NJ TRANSIT organisation. 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.
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 sustainability plan.