Andrew Brennan works as the Director of Energy and Environment for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which is the transit agency for the greater Boston/eastern Massachusetts region. Mr. Brennan is responsible for all of the Authority’s environmental planning, permitting and environmental compliance activities.
Mr. Brennan is also oversees the Authority’s Climate Change Resiliency program which seeks to identify those elements of the transit system that are most vulnerable to extreme storm conditions so that they Authority can begin to make those parts of the system more resilient.
Andrew also oversees the Authority’s sustainability programs, which focus on resource conservation and consumption (e.g. fuel, electricity, water, recycling, etc.). The energy efficiency program has resulted in annual cost savings of over $2.5 million annually and will be substantially expanded to save even more over the next 18 months. Mr. Brennan also created and oversees the Authority’s Energy Management program with a focus on energy management, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Under this program, the MBTA is now powered by 100% renewable energy as of January 1, 2021, making the MBTA the first rapid transit agency in the US to operate on 100% renewables. As part of this program, Andrew is working as part of the MBTA team to transition the MBTA’s bus and commuter rail systems (currently powered by diesel) to electric systems.
Andrew also serves as the current chair of the APTA Planning, Policy & Programs Development Committee and serves on the APTA Board of Directors.
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