To build a more sustainable transit system, METRO has more than 400 clean-running diesel-electric hybrid buses. Soon, we'll be introducing battery-powered electric buses and paratransit vans as part of a larger Climate Action Plan. The U.S. Government has committed to achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. To help deliver on that commitment, METRO will:

  • Procure only zero-emission buses by fiscal year 2030
  • Minimize environmental impacts on the health and safety of employees
  • Apply green principles to the design and management of facilities
  • Promote energy management and waste reduction opportunities
  • Work with other organizations toward shared environmental goals
100% battery electric bus.

Climate Action Plan

METRO Going Green: Pathway to Sustainability outlines our vision statement and climate action plan goals. You can easily flip through the plan below using the right-hand arrow. There's also a toolbar below the plan document which allows you to zoom in, view it in full screen, download it as a PDF and more. It's best viewed on a desktop computer.



It's Easy Being Green

METRO recycles water used to clean its vehicle fleet. We also recycle all scrap metal, tires, batteries, used coolant, used oil and DPF filters. Here are some other green initiatives we've undertaken:

METRO Houston Orion hybrid bus downtown.

Greener Buses

METRO has converted some buses to diesel-electric hybrid technology and invested in all-electric buses.

METRO Houston autonomous shuttle.

Reducing Impact

METRO is minimizing environmental impact with bus platooning technology and more.

Man loads bike onto a bus rack.

Bike & Ride

Supporting safe options for driving, biking and walking, METRO makes transit easily accessible for bikers.

Woman stands in front of STAR Vanpool vehicle.

STAR Vanpool

For commuters who choose to share their ride to work, STAR Vanpool is an environmentally-friendly service.

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