Sterling Sustainable Business

Employee Public Transportation 

Public transportation systems reduce the necessity for single occupancy vehicle trips, reduce the production of automobile emissions, increase incidental physical activity, and provide necessary transportation access for people with physical, economic, or other limitations that impede their access to and use of a single occupancy motor vehicle. Policies that encourage public transportation infrastructure are needed to improve access for all people.

  • Sterling Construction provides opportunities to increase funding to strengthen the positive health impacts associated with expanded public transportation options. For example:​​

    • Sterling extends programs and resources to employees to be more comparable for public transportation, highways, non-motorized and rail travel alternatives to encourage alternative transportation.

    • Sterling provides incentives to support a strong network of public transportation options, including bus rapid transit and light rail, which connect housing and jobs as well as improve access to healthy foods, medical care, and other services.

  • Sterling provides more flexibility to choose from transportation categories to meet local transportation.

  • Sterling encourages states to increase investments in public transportation, congestion relief, air quality improvements, and other options, and to remove barriers to use of gas tax revenues for public transportation and bicycle-pedestrian improvements.

  • Sterling encourages funding decisions that strengthen public transportation.

  • Sterling works to develop and implement model transportation planning policies that encourage transit-oriented developments and other mixed-use development, and increase connectivity among neighborhoods and communities for all transportation modes.

  • Sterling works to establish a local policy that would promote bicycling and walking to public transportation stations by making these connecting trips easier, faster, and safer by:

    • Sterling bicycle storage at public transportation stations, bus stops, and city car-share point of departure locations.

    • Sterling works to increase assessing and addressing safety hazards for pedestrians and bicyclists through safety measures such as well-lighted crosswalks and signal timing, and integrating those safety enhancements for pedestrian and bicycle access to public transportation stations, bus stops, and city car-share locations.

    • Sterling is working at removing barriers to pedestrians and bicyclists on roads and intersections near public transportation stations and bus stops.

    • Sterling is enhancing the public transportation system to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.