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Climate information

Updated Jun 12, 2024

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Climate sustainability

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.

The 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: Minimize dependence on fossil fuels used for our buses, trains, and non-revenue vehicles.
  • Optimize traction power: Reduce energy use through energy management, regenerative energy, and storage. 

Climate resilience

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events that impact MTA infrastructure. 

The Climate Resilience Roadmap released in April 2024 outlines ten climate resilience goals to adapt. Also see the Climate Resilience Roadmap presentation from the January 2024 board meeting.

Carbon Accounting

The MTA has voluntarily reported our greenhouse gas emissions with The Climate Registry since 2008.

The MTA is a founding member of The Climate Registry. By reporting our emissions, MTA works to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and educate the public in the role that mass transit plays in avoiding carbon emissions.

See the latest verified reports on the Carbon Accounting page.

Learn more about Transit Avoided Carbon.

Climate and the MTA

For detailed information and historical reports, see the Climate and the MTA page.

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).