Vancouver’s transport operator, TransLink, has released its Climate Action Plan, detailing its intention to rapidly expand its electric bus fleet by 2025.
TranLink’s Climate Action Plan outlines steps over the next three years to help the organisation achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
In January 2022, TransLink adopted its first Climate Action Strategy, which aims to reach net-zero by 2050 and achieve a 45 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030.
The Climate Action Plan focuses on short-term actions to help achieve these goals.
“While only one percent of greenhouse gas emissions comes from public transit, we know it’s important to do our part to combat climate change. Our aim is to reduce our emissions to zero, while also reducing the number of cars on the road; that’s why we’re taking these bold steps to demonstrate our leadership on the path to reaching net-zero.”
The Climate Action Plan includes several key actions:
“We know people in Metro Vancouver want and need reliable, affordable and sustainable transportation throughout the region. Our government is committed to expanding and accelerating the development of public transit, shifting away from fossil fuels, and building healthy, accessible communities for everyone. This Climate Action Plan is a key component of TransLink’s long-term approach to building climate resilient public transit and accelerating climate action right away, building to the goal of net-zero operations by 2050.”
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