MTA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target
On April 20, 2023, the MTA committed to reduce the emissions from our own operations by at least 85% by 2040, from a 2015 baseline. Read the press release.
View the slide presentation presented to the Board on April 26, 2023.
MTA's strategy is a three-pronged approach, each of which will be integrated into MTA capital plans.
- Update facilities: Reduce fossil fuel use and energy consumption in stations and support facilities.
- Transition fleets: Reduce fossil fuels used for buses, trains, and non-revenue vehicles.
- Use energy efficiently: Optimize energy use through energy management, regenerative energy, and storage.
MTA Carbon Emissions Reporting
MTA endeavors to voluntarily identify and track instances of greenhouse emissions and the measures taken toward their avoidance, in order to work effectively towards reducing its own carbon footprint while contributing to the public’s understanding of the role mass transit plays in reducing carbon emissions.
MTA is a Founding Member of The Climate Registry and has been reporting its greenhouse gas emissions annually via The Climate Registry Information System (free login required) since 2008. The latest verified reports are available there. You can also read them here, see the latest below under Carbon Accounting Reports.
Green Bonds/Climate Bond Certification
MTA issues certain bonds as green bonds, which are certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative under its Climate Bonds Standard and sector eligibility requirements of Land Transport Criteria (successor to the Low Carbon Transport Criteria). Learn more about MTA's Green Bonds and Climate Bond Certification.