Join FTA’s Sustainable Transit for a Healthy Planet Climate Challenge

Published on: November 13, 2023

FTA invites transit agencies to participate in the third phase of the Sustainable Transit for a Healthy Planet Climate Challenge, which encourages bold action to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from public transportation. Launched in April 2023, Phase 3 focuses on incorporating resilience into transit agencies’ climate action plans, helping to protect infrastructure, while improving mobility. Challenge participants will continue to receive technical assistance from FTA in developing their plans and strategies.

During the first two phases of the challenge, more than 220 transit agencies signed up, with many of those submitting plans outlining strategies to reduce GHG emissions. Plans cover such strategies as converting fleets to electric buses, making facilities more energy efficient, and generating power through renewable energy sources.

Those who have not yet signed up are encouraged to participate in the Challenge. Agencies of all sizes are welcome, and new or existing sustainability, climate action, electrification or zero-emission transition plans are accepted.

New, existing, or updated plans submitted by March 1, 2024, are eligible for recognition during FTA’s Earth Day celebratory event scheduled for April 2024.

To learn more and to sign up for the FTA Climate Challenge, visit the FTA Climate Challenge site.

Sustainable Transit for a Healthy Planet Climate Challenge

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