The city of Chicago has a very extensive and well known public transportation system. One environmental policy in Chicago is the going green project of the CTA. Since it is a corporation this fits under corporate sustainable policies. As a CTA passenger, I like see that the public transportation system is doing its part to help the environment. CTA states on their website, “CTA currently operates more than 250 hybrid buses…hybrid buses achieve at least 20 percent greater fuel efficiency than standard diesel buses.” This whole policy was meant to create a more sustainable community as well as an environment. Also, it is meant to reinforce the quality of life for every passenger. Mainly, it was created to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.
This project has been very productive. Many of key pollutants have decreased since 2011. CTA also states that carbon monoxide has been reduced by 55 percent. And they plan to convert their entire fleet into hybrid buses. Also, another project of the CTA includes the renovation of the Wilson station. It is meant to improve the efficiency and safety of riders. Furthermore, it will include energy efficient lighting. This project is meant to attract more costumers and give the city a modern look. It will also be easier for people with disabilities to access. This gives the city of Chicago a more modern look as well as it gives satisfaction to all its passengers. CTA has become more environmental friendly as years pass. They continue to grow and in a way that will affect the environment and communities positively.