MARTA Environmental Management System (EMS)

MARTA continually makes significant contributions to improving the environment and the quality of life in this region.  In March 2023, MARTA’s environmental accomplishments included attaining the goal of achieving ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System multi-site certification for MARTA’s five bus maintenance facilities, four heavy and light rail maintenance facilities, and two administrative facilities. The Authority’s environmental program ensures MARTA’s commitment to compliance with environmental statutes, regulations, & other MARTA requirements. It also provides safe and cost-effective pollution prevention measures by controlling and minimizing the disposal of waste or emissions generated/released from MARTA operations and construction.


“MARTA is committed to preserving and improving the environmental well-being of the community; providing a safe and healthful workplace; and enhancing the overall quality of life of the people living in the region.”

Definition of EMS

  • A set of processes and practices used to manage environmental activities, products, or services that interact with the environment assist in fulfilling compliance obligations, address risks and opportunities, and increase operating efficiency.

Goals of EMS

  • Improve the use of resources and management of environmental impacts with life-cycle considerations.
  • Reduce the risk of non-compliance and unwanted escapes with performance monitoring.
  • Improve public perception and relations through greater commitment and involvement of top management in MARTA’s EMS program.
  • Heighten awareness of MARTA’s environmental impact
  • Manage MARTA’s environmental risks and opportunities.

Program Information

  • MARTA is registered under ISO 14001:2015 as a multi-site organization with PRI Registrar, an accredited ANAB registrar. 

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