Amtrak has pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its network by 2045. Stephen Gardner, CEO, said that not only are trains convenient and comfortable, but they are also one of the most sustainable modes of transportation. With new equipment, modernized stations and net zero emissions, he said, “Amtrak can lead the drive toward sustainable transportation throughout the nation.” The line plans to take the following actions in its environmental drive:

• Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its network by 2045. That will begin with efforts to increase energy efficiency, followed by the implementation of renewable fuels and energy.

• Reduce diesel fuel use through advanced technologies. The line will leverage research and testing in collaboration with state partners and experts to foster innovation and research in fuel cells, hydrogen, batteries and other zero-emission technologies.

• Achieve 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030. Amtrak will focus on energy efficiency upgrades to reduce consumption and gradually meet all remaining needs using carbon-free electricity through renewable energy generation and power purchase agreements.