The system has seen ridership jump over 80 percent in the past decade and witnessed its highest ridership in its 31-year history in 2011. About one-fifth of all Intercity Transit employees use the bus or another transportation option to get to and from work.
More information is available at http://www.intercitytransit.com/about/sustainability/Pages/default.aspx
Sustainability at Sound Transit
Sound Transit continues to advance the agency's work by focusing its efforts on achieving its 2012 Sustainability Targets including:
• Incorporating sustainability considerations into early planning processes
• Integrating sustainable design criteria into major capital projects
• Enhancing "best practices" for sustainable construction
Sound Transit's Sustainability Initiative encompasses all aspects of agency planning and operations. The agency's signatory status was upgraded to "Gold" after initially receiving a "Silver" status in 2010. Sound Transit's updates its sustainability program regularly and sets new goals annually.
The full plan and goals can be found at http://www.soundtransit.org/sustainability
Intercity Transit and Sound Transit, along with TransLink in Vancouver, B.C., hold the highest sustainability credentials in North America, according to the APTA.