15 Jun '11, 12am

Building LA's Transit System with Green Construction Equipment

As LA’s public transit agency—the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)—is ramping up construction to build a more effective public transit system, it is also considering adopting a policy to make sure that all this new construction will not bring dirty diesel pollution into our neighborhoods. My colleagues Damon Nagami and Adriano Martinez have blogged about Metro’s plan to construct 30 years worth of public transit projects over the next 10 years. While the 30/10 initiative will bring us a better transportation system much faster, the construction of this better system will require a lot of construction, and a lot of construction equipment. And construction equipment is some of the most polluting equipment in our region. Basically, the policy would require contractors working for Metro to use construction equipment, vehicles, and generators that meet modern clean...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mwyenn/building_las_tra...

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