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File #: 2020-0439   
Type: Plan Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: ADOPT Moving Beyond Sustainability as Metro's strategic plan for sustainability over the next ten years.
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Indexes: American Public Transportation Association, Capital Project, Capital Project Funds, Carbon Emissions And Greenhouse Gas Management (Project), Certification, Climate change, Conservation, Construction, Construction management, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy, Energy Conservation Initiatives (Project), Environmental policy, Guidelines, Long Range Transportation Plan, Metro Bike Share, Metro Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Plan, Procurement, Professional Services, Safety, Strategic planning, Sustainability Design Guidelines (Project), Sustainability Environmental Management System (Project), Training programs
Attachments: 1. Attachment A-MBS Report, 2. Attachment B-Public Comment Matrix, 3. Presentation
Related files: 2020-0714
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020




ADOPT Moving Beyond Sustainability as Metro's strategic plan for sustainability over the next ten years.


The 10-year sustainability strategic plan, Moving Beyond Sustainability (MBS), is Metro's most comprehensive sustainability planning document to date and sets goals, targets, strategies and actions that align with and emanate from other key Metro guidance documents, including Vision 2028 Plan, Long Range Transportation Plan, Equity Platform and our Resiliency Indicator Framework. The MBS updates and consolidates the principles enshrined in the Metro Sustainability Implementation Plan (MSIP) and the Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy (CSPP) and provides a comprehensive framework for Metro's sustainability strategy for the next decade. See Attachment A for a copy of the MBS Report.


Sustainability is at the heart of the culture here at LA Metro. The Metro Board has adopted in 2008, our original strategic plan for sustainability, the MSIP. That plan defined how sustainability is planned, executed, and maintained throughout our agency. In 2012, Metro adopted the CSPP to serve as a guide to more fully integrate sustainability into Metro's planning activities. Throughout these years, sustainability efforts within Metro have also evolved from being simply a funded program through an annual budget allocation, to a revenue generating enterprise whose proceeds are reinvested into programs and infrastructure that continually improve the environmental, social, and economic footprint of LA Metro.

Our agency's sustainability program is regarded as a model program across the country with some of the following (examples of) firsts in the country or the transit industry:
* First transit agency in the nation to participate in a carbon credits trading pr...

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