LBT Grows Greener
We’ve developed a plan to substantially lower our environmental impact over the next decade, delivering sustainable public transportation to over 17 million customers every year.
Meet our fleet.
It starts with our 100% alternatively-fueled green fleet. These buses include:
- Battery-electric buses (BEB)
- Near-zero emission compressed natural gas buses
- Gasoline-hybrid electric buses
As of 2023 LBT has 44 BEB buses in service, with the goal of a zero-emission fleet by 2030.
LBT’s long-standing environmental efforts were recently featured in the Long Beach Business Journal. You can read the article by using the button below.
Our commitment to you.
In addition to our green fleet efforts, LBT signed the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Sustainability Commitment as a pledge to engage in a broader set of sustainability principles.
This means our core customers can feel even better about their daily commutes with us to work, school, medical appointments, and recreational destinations throughout LBT’s service area.
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.
More Sustainability Tips
It’s important to think about other effective ways we can help the planet, besides recycling. Here are a few tips:
- Try using a reusable drinking bottle instead of plastic water bottles.
- Use eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products to help reduce the number of toxic chemicals washing down the drain or entering the atmosphere.
- Purchase an eco-friendly shower head – there are plenty of affordable options on the market today that can help you save water while you get squeaky clean. Follow us on social to see some great local Long Beach shops with sustainable products you can purchase.
Outside of purchasing new items, you can:
- Join a cleanup group to help keep your city clean! Find a cleanup near you.
- Start Plogging! Picking up trash while jogging is great for the community (and great for your calves, 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. Follow us on social for our local plant-based eatery recommendations.
- Change your paper bills to online bills – When you go digital, you save so many trees!
- Cut unnecessary travel, and ride the bus when you can!