Net-Zero+ Operations. STE is a not only a net-zero company/transportation service company it is a net-zero PLUS enterprise. By being a net-zero+ company, STE generates more renewable energy than it consumes. This endeavor makes it possible for STE to place renewable energy on the national grid and market it to others. This source of revenue, in-turn, underwrites the construction, operation, maintenance, services and system expansion of the entire STE system.
Air Quality. Everyone is slowly coming to the realization that atmospheric content of carbon and greenhouse gases is changing our weather patterns and severely affecting the quality of air we breathe. STE is pleased to bring to the table a transportation system that does not affect the quality of our air, does not employ carbon-based grid power and provides a transportation option for millions of travelers willing to choose a non-polluting mode of transportation that endorses innovation to reduce pollution.
Vehicular Traffic. Vehicular traffic shoulders a major responsibility for increased congestion, pollution, road maintenance, increased taxes, deaths, injuries and a myriad of other concerns. Additionally, it negatively affects most urban and suburban residents overall quality of life. Data supports the facts that for every trip a person chooses to use public transport, a significant amount of GHG emissions is eliminated. STE, through quality public transportation service, high accessibility, dependability and consistent improvement, seeks to attract and service more citizens in their choice to become more sustainable in their life-style and improving the quality of life for themselves and their families by using high impact vehicles on our roads.
Greenways. The right-of-ways(ROW) that STE uses for is hydrail commuter services are an integral part of the synergy which STE has endorsed. By making the ROWs greenways using native grasses and wildflowers, the view for the riders and passerby’s is improved, bee habitat is enhanced and area runoff is controlled.
Community Gardens. Each Community Opportunity Station becomes a site for affordable housing development and STE’s Sustainable Villages. At these sites, residents have access to community gardens to raise fruits and vegetables, reduce high water-demand grass expansion, create neighborhood gathering sites and become beneficiaries of home-grown foods.
Bike/Ped Healthways©. During the extensive interface that STE has had through Community Forums, STE learned of the great interest residents have in their existing bike/ped programs. STE wants to encourage the advantages of healthy outdoor activities as well as promote all sustainable modalities. Bike/Ped Healthways© are an extension of existing and new paths that are a synergistic use of the STE pollution-free right-of-ways. These improved Healthways are enhanced with rest facilities, security, DIY bike repair depots and picnic locations. When the whole STE Hydrail system is complete, hundreds of Healthway miles will be available to all.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions. None! All aspects of the STE SustainableSynergy Business Plan are focused on reducing present GHG producing technologies and instituting non-GHG technologies, throughout.
Carbon Capture. Each COS is equipped with carbon capture technologies to physically remove and sequester carbon particulates from the air.