Sustainability

Warm Springs rooftop solar

Sustainability at BART is both what BART does and how BART does it

What BART Does

BART carries approximately 430,000 passengers on a typical weekday. During peak periods, BART transports more people from the East Bay to San Francisco than the Bay Bridge. BART’s daily riders save nearly 140,000 gallons of gas and directly reduce CO2e emissions by 2.7 million pounds per weekday.

Visit our Green Facts page to learn more.

BART makes possible dense, mixed land-use patterns, contributing to places where people can rely less on cars for their daily needs. The compact, walkable communities made possible by BART support healthy lifestyles, and also reduce transportation costs for its riders.

How BART Does It

BART is committed to advancing regional sustainability by providing safe, affordable, equitable, and environmentally-friendly transit to move people to jobs, recreation and services. BART incorporates cost-effective sustainability through fulfillment of the goals found in the Sustainability Policy.

Visit our Policies and Plans page to learn more about our sustainability goals.

Latest Achievements

 

  • BART triples onsite solar projects with commissioning of Antioch and Lafayette projects. 
  • BART reaches 90% renewables with two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). These long-term contracts will provide clean, efficient and affordable renewable energy to BART for several years to come. 
  • BART issues 10-year Sustainability Action Plan
  • BART riders at Warm Springs/South Fremont station and Lafayette station can charge their EVs.
  • BART employees at the Hayward Maintenance Complex and eBART Maintenance Facility will have access to workplace EV chargers.