Environment


 

Strategic indicator: Energy from low carbon and renewable sources

Goal: Advance Regional Sustainability and Public Health Outcomes

BART provides energy efficient and sustainable transportation to approximately 430,000 passengers on a typical weekday.   BART’s Board of Directors deepened the agency’s commitment to sustainability in 2017 through adoption of a Wholesale Electricity Portfolio Policy that calls for the agency to obtain electricity from at least 50% Eligible Renewable sources and 90% low and zero carbon sources by 2025. 

 

About this data

BART’s Sustainability Department receives information on the exact characteristics of BART’s contracted electricity portfolio on an intermittent basis from the Norther California Power Agency.

 

For more information visit Energy use at BART

 

 

Strategic indicator: Riders accessing BART by active access / shared mobility

Goal: Advance Regional Sustainability and Public Health Outcomes

As of 2015, nearly half (44 percent) of BART riders accessed their home station by walking or bicycling – up from 35 percent in 2008. BART is working to increase the share of riders accessing BART by active (e.g. walking and bicycling) to 52 percent by 2025. Measure RR funds are helping us reach this target by providing about $135 million for access improvement projects.

 

About this data

Data source: BART’s Station Profile Study, which surveys riders throughout the system every seven years.

Data include only BART trips that start from the rider’s home.

Active access includes walk and bicycle trips; shared mobility includes bus, train, other public transit, carpool, drop-off, taxi, and other; and drive and park includes cars and motorcycles.

 

For more information visit BART Station Profile Study