July 14, 2024 11:14 pm

Glendale Beeline Launches Climate Mobility App to Reduce Emissions

The Glendale Department of Public Works, through its Beeline Transit Service, has introduced the Climate Mobility Application (CMA), aimed at helping residents, workers, and visitors in Glendale track their travel choices to minimize greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The app also features a crowdsourced reporting tool for Beeline riders to provide feedback on service quality and safety.

Launched under the theme “Bee the Solution and Combat Climate Change,” the app is designed to increase awareness of the environmental impact of travel choices. Its trip planner calculates GHG emissions for different modes of transportation, encouraging users to opt for transit or active transportation over personal vehicles.

Glendale Mayor Elen Asatryan emphasized the app’s role in supporting the city’s climate action goals, stating, “With this technology, we can empower individuals to contribute to improving air quality and promoting public transportation.”

Funded by the California State Transportation Agency’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, Glendale’s CMA is the first of its kind developed by a municipality in California and the United States. It is available for free download on both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store.

Users can earn Hive Points for reducing GHG emissions through Beeline trips, biking, or walking, which can be redeemed for rewards like Beeline merchandise and future items from Glendale retailers.

Additionally, the app includes safety features to enhance rider confidence. Glendale City Manager Roubik Golanian highlighted its importance in ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for Beeline passengers, stating, “Having a tool that enhances safety will make the service more appealing to potential riders.”

For more information about the Glendale Climate Mobility App, individuals can contact Beeline Customer Service at (818) 548-3960.