Environment & sustainability

Duwamish River bridge.

Sustainability makes tomorrow better than today

Sound Transit's mission supports communities, the environment and economy by providing affordable, environmentally-friendly public transit that connect residents to where they live, work and play.

Sustainability is part of daily business to enhance regional quality of life by:

  • Reducing car trips by carrying more riders
  • Supporting smart regional growth
  • Fostering transit-oriented development and improved transit access
  • Designing and building greener projects
  • Operating fleets and facilities more efficiently

Continually improving

Sound Transit maintains an internationally certified (ISO 14001) Environmental and Sustainability Management System to be accountable for controlling any environmental impacts, maintaining environmental compliance and demonstrating improvements in performance.

 2015 Sustainability Plan Update 

 Environmental Policy 

 Sustainability Board Resolution

 Sustainability Executive Order No. 1


 Sustainability Plan 3-Year Progress Report

PDF icon2015 Sustainability Progress Report

 2015 Sustainability Progress Report - Appendix

 2016 Year in Review


 2017 Sustainability Targets


Perry Weinberg
Director, Office of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability and Senior Legal Counsel
perry.weinberg@soundtransit.org, 206-689-4931

More information on Sound Transit's Sustainability Initiative or ESMS: esms@soundtransit.org