Massport Employs Environmental Stewardship

Massport employs a number of environmental initiatives in its day-to-day operations, including
an award-winning air-quality emissions reductions program, an innovative sustainability program, and progressive stewardship of its facilities.

Boston, Ma – Massport employs a number of environmental initiatives in its day-to-day operations, including 
an award-winning air-quality emissions reductions program, an innovative sustainability program, and progressive stewardship of its facilities.
Some examples are:
The Terminal B garage is undergoing a $55.7 million renovation which will include solar panels on the roof to generate power and LED lighting in the garage which will reduce electricity consumption by 49 percent.

Massport received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to install additional power stations at Boston Fish Pier so fishing boats and visiting vessels will be able to turn off their diesel engines and “plug in” for electricity while tied up. 

A cell phone lot was opened for Cruiseport Boston patrons picking up passengers at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal which will alleviate congestion on the streets around the cruise terminal.

Massport has pioneered many environmentally-friendly initiatives. Logan Airport’s 27 shuttle buses have been powered by CNG since 1995 and are expected to log their 13th million “clean mile” this year.

Currently Logan Airport operates more than 70 vehicles powered by CNG or electricity. Logan Airport is also home to one of New England’s largest publicly accessible CNG filling stations.

Massport continues to encourage the use of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles in the taxi line at Logan Airport and works to promote the use of high occupancy modes of travel to and from the Airport.

In an effort to reduce vehicle emissions, Massport is planning to build a consolidated rental car facility on-airport that will reduce the number of rental car shuttle bus trips and lessen terminal curbside congestion. Massport is currently examining clean vehicle options for the new fleet of rental car shuttle buses. Last year, Logan’s cell phone waiting lot opened. It has proved popular and has helped to further reduce congestion on airport roadways.

In 2006, Logan Airport’s new Terminal A was the world’s first airport terminal to win  LEED certification for environmental sustainability design and construction. The terminal blends sustainable building methods and technologies, including alternative ground transportation, storm water treatment, heat island reduction, water efficiency, daylighting for energy efficiency, sustainable material use, and improved indoor air quality.

Massport purchased eight new Rubber Tire Gantry cranes that are powered by hybrid engines. The engine runs on electricity generated by a low noise/low exhaust diesel that meet exhaust emissions standards. The engine is also fitted with a diesel oxidation catalyst to further reduce particulate matter