TransLink is part of the solution by helping people make smart transportation choices.
Metro Vancouver has set targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 33 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 from 2007 levels. Over half the province's registered vehicles, which account for 35 percent of GHG emissions in the region, reside in Metro Vancouver. Transportation will need to play a leading role in reducing these levels and providing alternative choices.
TransLink is uniquely positioned to help people and goods movers make smart transportation choices. One of our core values is an ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility in the planning, provision and maintenance of regional transportation services.
To meet this commitment, we:
- Work cooperatively with municipalities, partners and other stakeholders;
- Continue to seek financially and technologically viable, long term solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of operations and services we provide and initiatives we participate in;
- Include the environment as a factor in business decisions;
- Develop and continually improve an environmental management system; and
- Meet or exceed applicable legislation, regulations and adopt accepted environmental practices.
This policy is applicable to all employees, subsidiaries and contractors.
TransLink's Environmental Policy
Cleaner engines and fuels will help reduce GHG emissions in the region, but are not sufficient on their own to meet provincial targets. Reducing the number of vehicle trips will be key to the success of transportation-based climate change solutions.