NJ Transit Begins Development of First Sustainability Plan

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) creates its first-ever sustainability plan, as NJT2030 outlines: a 10-year strategic plan.

NJ Transit will create the plan incorporating input from stakeholders across the state to help shape the future of sustainability within the agency. This plan and its implementation are the next steps in advancing NJ Transit’s commitment to sustainability.

“The commitment to sustainability is one of NJ Transit’s most important commitments as we strive to achieve a clean energy future,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and President. of the NJ Transit Board. “We are on track to fully transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040. This plan aligns with Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan to ensure NJ Transit is a leader in matter of sustainability.

“Through the comprehensive roadmap established through NJT2030, NJ Transit is working harder than ever to advance a more sustainable future for our planet,” added NJ Transit President and CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “NJ Transit’s one-of-a-kind sustainability plan will build on efforts already underway for a cleaner train and bus fleet, expanding and optimizing solar power assets, implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures – in short, pursuing our goal of being one of the most socially responsible and environmentally responsible transit agencies in the world.

Through this plan, NJ Transit will create a vision to establish a more sustainable future for the planet, the communities it serves, and for the NJ Transit organization. Sustainability themes such as water and energy consumption, fair transportation, clean vehicle technology, resilience and customer experience are among the themes that will be explored in the sustainability plan.

The first step in creating the sustainability plan is to identify what matters most to NJ Transit’s stakeholders in order to prioritize the factors that will advance NJ Transit’s role in sustainability. NJ Transit will contact stakeholders, including the general public, conservationists, community leaders, NJ Transit customers and agency employees to develop the framework for the plan. A series of webinars and surveys will be conducted to collect this feedback and keep the public informed on the progress of the plan. The first webinar is scheduled for March 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The sustainability plan supports NJ Transit’s commitment to a clean energy future and will provide NJ Transit with the direction to be a leader in sustainability.

Melvin Z. Madore