LBT Sustainability

Long Beach Transit’s commitment to sustainability is clear. We’ve developed a plan to substantially lower our environmental impact over the next 10 years, delivering sustainable public transportation to over 23 milllion customers every year.

Meet our fleet.

It starts with our green fleet. 89% of our fleet is currently alternatively-fueled, including:

  • Battery-electric buses (BEB)
  • Near-zero emission compressed natural gas buses
  • Gasoline-hybrid electric buses

LBT’s fleet will be 100% alternatively fueled by the end of 2021 and the entire fleet will be zero- emissions within the next decade.

Our commitment to you.

LBT service attracts a variety of customers, including those who utilize public transit as their primary means of travel. These core customers rely on LBT to get to work, school, medical appointments and to other recreational destinations throughout LBT’s service area.

In addition to our green fleet effors, LBT has signed the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Sustainability Commitment as a pledge to engage in a broader set of sustainability principles.

Our commitment to you.

LBT service attracts a variety of customers, including those who utilize public transit as their primary means of travel. These core customers rely on LBT to get to work, school, medical appointments and to other recreational destinations throughout LBT’s service area.

In addition to our green fleet effors, LBT has signed the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Sustainability Commitment as a pledge to engage in a broader set of sustainability principles.

LBT vs. Cars

What does a green fleet mean in the urban areas we serve? Everything for the environment. 

Our fleet travels a total of 7 million miles per year, the equivalent distance covered by 600 cars. We’re able to offset over 312,000 gallons of gas every year with our green fleet.

Thank you for riding with Long Beach Transit and for helping connect to a sustainable present and future for our city. Read more about how you can be sustainable below. 

It’s important to think about other effective ways we can help the planet, besides recycling. Here are a few tips:

  • Try a reusable drinking bottle instead of plastic water bottles and instead, purchase glass or paper products.

 

  • Use ecofriendly, non-toxic cleaning products to help reduce the amount of toxic chemicals washing down the drain or entering the atmosphere!

 

  • Purchase an ecofriendly shower head – there are plenty of affordable options on the market today that can help you save water while you get squeaky clean.

Outside of purchasing new items, you can:

  • Take photos of plastic waste! The Earth Challenge 2020 App, allows anyone to engage in citizen science by recording the environment around you for scientists to better understand and protect the environment through photos and geolocation.

 

  • Start Plogging, i.e. picking up trash while jogging. Not only is it great for your calves, the community benefits too.

 

  • Advocate for governments to make climate change and climate literacy a core feature of school curriculum.

Outside of purchasing new items, you can:

  • Take photos of plastic waste! The Earth Challenge 2020 App, allows anyone to engage in citizen science by recording the environment around you for scientists to better understand and protect the environment through photos and geolocation.

 

  • Start Plogging, i.e. picking up trash while jogging. Not only is it great for your calves, the community benefits too.

 

  • Advocate for governments to make climate change and climate literacy a core feature of school curriculum.

Here are a few tips on how to help the environment and your community:

  • Start eating less meat – we know, it may seem hard but eating less meat will benefit your health and fight climate change.

 

  • Pick up trash on your commute – if you see trash while on your bus commute, pick it up and throw it in the trash for the planet.

 

  • Change your paper bills to online bills – When you go digital, you save so many trees!

If you need assistance planning your trip, you can contact our Customer Care team at 562.591.2301, Monday–Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can get in-person help at the Transit & Visitor Information Center in downtown Long Beach, Monday –Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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