The all-electric streetcars help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The capacity of one streetcar vehicle is approximately 148 passengers. Riding the Sun Link will reduce trips by bus and personal vehicle, thus reducing congestion and pollution. The streetcar system is also inspiring transit oriented development and will help encourage people to walk and ride to more of their favorite destinations, rather than driving. Additionally, each streetcar vehicle will be bicycle friendly so people can bring their bikes as well.
The Sun Link Operations & Maintenance Facility is eligible to be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified building. LEED projects are certified by the United States Green Building Council and demonstrate leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and are designed to:
- Lower operating costs and increase asset value
- Reduce waste sent to landfills
- Conserve energy and water
- Be healthier and safer for occupants
- Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions