Transportation

Introduction

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants that contribute to health problems such as heart and respiratory diseases and cancer. Due to disproportionate exposure, these health impacts are frequently more pronounced in low-income communities next to major transportation corridors. In addition, the extraction, production, and global distribution of fuels for transportation can damage environmentally and/or culturally significant ecosystems and may financially benefit hostile and/or oppressive governments. Institutions can positively impact human and ecological health and support local economies by modeling sustainable transportation systems.

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Carbon Tax Membership Required

  • Whitman College (WA)

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Sustainability Committee passed a self-imposed carbon tax on February 7, 2016. The tax is designed to raise money for the Green Fund, a ...

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Greening transportation and parking at University of Coimbra Membership Required

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This paper aims to explore the potential contribution of integrated traffic and parking management strategies to ensure more rational use of available parking spaces and to reduce fuel consumption ...

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Sustainability at Central Oregon Community College Membership Required

  • Central Oregon Community College (OR)

The paper of "Sustainable Development at Central Oregon Community College" was written to influence board members, faculty, and students who were enrolled or employed at the college to consider small ...

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The Physical and Behavioral Impacts of Campus Transportation Amenities Membership Required

  • The University of Georgia (GA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Nelson/Nygaard (CA)

This panel discussion explores the kind of transportation services that best meet students' transportation needs. Their expectations around transportation are being shaped by what they experience on their campuses and ...

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Campus Cycling: Beyond the Kiosk Membership Required

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Campus Cycling: Beyond the Kiosk' is an exploration of current best practices among leaders in campus cycling programming that will present alternatives to the popular, but resource intensive, kiosk bike ...

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From Wisconsin to Utah: Utilizing Deep Engagement and Adaptive Management Strategies for Changing the Driving Culture Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Deep institutional changes in transportation takes a new way of doing things, innovative partnerships throughout the community, and planning that follows through with action. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Utah ...

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Smart Parking: How EV Charging can reduce transportation emissions Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • ICF (VA)

Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging on campuses provide a service to employees and students, signal environmental leadership, deliver educational and research opportunities, and play an important role in achieving GHG ...

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Car sharing on Campuses: What We've Learned Membership Required

  • Zipcar (MA)

Car sharing, once the domain of only big urban cities is now a fixture on college campuses across the country. It's a great fit for dollar-conscious students that don ...

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Bike Rentals, Education and Outreach: Creating student-led jobs, leadership positions, and access at a commuter college. Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The Bike Program funded 100% by student activity fees was launched in January 12, 2012 to increase access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable transportation at the PCC Cascade Campus. Through ...

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Oregon State University's Implementation of the Saferide App Membership Required

  • DoubleMap, Inc. (IN)

SafeRide began serving Oregon State University's students in 1989 as a sexual assault prevention service by women, for women. SafeRide has grown immensely to meet OSU students' continuing demands ...

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Driving Change: A survey of how institutions are addressing commuting and business travel. Membership Required

  • Mohawk College (ON)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

Transportation is often perceived by higher education institutions as an area that is out of their control and therefore difficult to impact change - yet at most schools greenhouse gas emissions ...

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Developing a Customizable Offset Program for Off Campus Travel Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During the spring semester of 2016, The Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State University capitalized on the growing momentum of a voluntary Carbon Neutral Commuter offset program by expanding beyond ...

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Cold is no Excuse! Campus Sustainability in Cold Climates Membership Required

  • Western State Colorado University (CO)

Western State Colorado University is committed to sustainability throughout campus. WSCU is situated in Gunnison, CO., a unique valley that experiences extremely cold temperatures. Sub-zero temperatures are not uncommon on ...

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Apples to Apples: Standard Measures Yield the Benefits of Benchmarking Membership Required

  • T2Systems (IN)

Big data isn't the wave of the future-it's the reality of the present. And benchmarking connects the dots to turn the abundance of data a parking organization produces ...

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Mapping Bicycle Racks and Usage with ArcGIS: Connecting College and Community Initiatives Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

SUNY Geneseo and the Town of Geneseo are collaborating to encourage sustainable cycling in and around Geneseo. This project is aimed at gathering preliminary information to improve the cycling experience ...

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Bikes@Naz: A Sustainable Wellness Program Membership Required

  • Nazareth College (NY)

Bikes@Naz is one of the best Bike Share programs in the country. With over 60 bicycles, we also have one of the largest programs. Bikes@Naz was founded on ...

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Transportation: How to Get 25% of Points Required for STARS Bronze Membership Required

  • WELLS + Associates (VA)

Six out of twenty-five points required for STARS Bronze can be achieved through Transportation (OP19-OP21). All you need to do is survey your students and employee to measure their Commute ...

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The impact of transportation demand management policies on commuting to college facilities: A case study at the University of Trieste, Italy Membership Required

Universities, like other types of public and private institutions, when located in a city, have both positive and negative impacts on the area where they are situated. On the one ...

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Travel, transport and energy implications of university-related student travel: A case study approach Membership Required

  • University College Dublin – National University of Ireland, Dublin

This study highlighted significant cultural differences and complexity in travel behaviour associated with travel to university across the UK and Ireland. This paper examines university travel behaviours and the implications ...

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Proactive sustainable university transportation: Marginal effects, intrinsic values, and university students' mode choice Membership Required

  • University of Queensland (Queensland)

In the United States, millions of university students drive alone to school. Therefore, decreasing driving alone and related car dependence among university students is as important as doing that among ...

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Non-motorized transport and university populations: an analysis of connectivity and network perceptions Membership Required

  • University of Alabama (AL)

This research examines local bicycle and pedestrian networks in the vicinity of the University of Alabama campus to assess the utility of these networks for travel to the university by ...

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Travel behavior of university students who live on campus: A case study of a rural university in Asia Membership Required

With their irregular class schedules and considerable freedom in the campus environment, university students are an example of a social group that tends to have complex and unique travel behavior ...

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Mode choice of university students commuting to school and the role of active travel Membership Required

  • McMaster University (ON)

In recent years, interest in the travel behavior of students in institutions of higher education has grown. It has been noted that students tend to use a variety of transportation ...

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Invisible commuters: assessing a university’s eco-friendly transportation policies and commuting behaviours Membership Required

  • Alabama State University (AL)
  • Tulane University (LA)
  • The University of New Mexico (NM)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

To assess the efficacy of a private university’s environmentally friendly transportation policies, we administered a transportation and energy-use phone survey to a random sample of faculty, non-professional staff, and ...

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Measuring the potential for bicycling and walking at a metropolitan commuter university Membership Required

  • University of Michigan-Flint (MI)

An attitudinal survey was disseminated to faculty, staff, and students at a metropolitan commuter university with the objective to ascertain what travel demand management (TDM) strategies will increase bicycling and ...

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Using parking pricing as a travel demand management tool at a university campus: an example for Istanbul Technical University Membership Required

This study investigates the potential effects of parking pricing on the private vehicle use of residents of the campuses of large compounds such as universities. For this purpose, a parking ...

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The Paradox of Public Transport Peak Spreading: Universities and Travel Demand Management Membership Required

  • University of Sydney

The characteristics which make public transport attractive and contribute to high public transport use by specific market segments create the paradox in which encouragement of peak spreading of public transport ...

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Commuting to college: The effectiveness and social efficiency of transportation demand management policies Membership Required

Commuting is the single largest impact a University has on the environment and represents a noticeable share of urban traffic, when the University is located within a city. There is ...

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Factors associated with students' parking-pass purchase decisions: Evidence from an American University Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The primary objective of this research is to provide an in-depth understanding about factors affecting university students' parking-pass purchase decisions by integrating concepts and variables developed in various disciplines. A ...

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Potential of Carpooling among Unfamiliar Users: Case of Undergraduate Students at Istanbul Technical University Membership Required

This paper analyzes the passenger-carpooling potential among undergraduate students using a model for estimating choice based on combined revealed and stated preference data. The data are obtained from a survey ...

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Cycling promotion schemes and long-term behavioural change: A case study from the University of Sheffield Membership Required

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Cycling has a range of health, environmental and economic benefits compared with motorised forms of transport. There is a need to encourage more cycling, yet previous evaluations of cycling promotion ...

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Sustainable transport challenges in a suburban university: The case of the Autonomous University of Barcelona Membership Required

This paper provides detailed accounts of the transport patterns at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), including its motivations, barriers and user preferences, and explores the main transport challenges faced ...

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Sustainability Photos from Colorado State University Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Loyola Chicago Transportation Images Membership Required

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
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Columbia University Bike-Share Program Membership Required

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Zagster (MA)

Columbia recognizes the many benefits of bicycle travel and is continuing its efforts towards growing bike culture as part of the University’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable Columbia ...

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Timber Frame Bike Shelter Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Renewable Energy & Ecological Design Major (REED) Adam Zais '16 building a Timber Frame bike shelter on campus.

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DoubleMap Bus Tracking Systems Membership Required

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Students at Indiana University Bloomington formed the DoubleMap startup company and developed the DoubleMap bus tracking system in collaboration with campus stakeholders and with financial assistance from the IU Student ...

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University of Washington Transportation Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Over 20 percent of University of Washington, Seattle’s fleet are hybrid or 100% electric vehicles. UW Fleet Services added 14 electric vehicles in 2015, and has also expanded the ...

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Pomona College: Bike-Friendly Campus Membership Required

  • Pomona College (CA)

Pomona College is a bicycle-friendly campus with 1,600 bike racks and over 300 "Green Bikes" available for checkout during the school year for free. Pomona College also has Zipcars ...

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Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility (H2 Station) Membership Required

  • California State University, Los Angeles (CA)

The California State University, Los Angeles Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility (H2 Station) opened on May 7, 2014. The station is capable of producing hydrogen onsite from 100% renewable energy ...

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Town-Gown Showdown National Bike Challenge at UW-Milwaukee Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a founding and leading partner in the Town-Gown Showdown, a nationally ranked team that is part of the National Bike Challenge. The Challenge provides an online ...

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Sustainable Mobility for the Future: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Transportation Planning Course Membership Required

  • Bucknell University (PA)

The field of transportation engineering has become more sustainable as challenges of the twenty-first century continue. Sustainable mobility topics such as pedestrian and cycling travel, smart growth development, and transit-oriented ...

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Go Green at Oakton Membership Required

  • Oakton Community College (IL)

Created in house by our Media Services Department, this video was developed as an introduction of sustainable initiatives at Oakton Community College to students and campus visitors. We focused on ...

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ReCycle Bikes Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

ReCycle Bikes is a bike rental program designed to allow students, who demonstrate a need, access to free, eco-friendly transportation in exchange for sustainability project-related volunteer hours and peer-to-peer education ...

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Point of Departure: Place Making and Identity Via Integrated, Didactic & Sustainable Transit Shelters Membership Required

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The College of Design (CoD) & The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) saw an opportunity to advance the University of Kentucky’s sustainability agenda by developing real world projects ...

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Commuting Behavior and Transportation Preferences of the CSUN Community Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In 2010 California State University, Northridge (CSUN) conducted its first complete survey of the commuting habits of its staff, faculty and students. Here we report on the results of our ...

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Bike Share Program Membership Required

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

In 2014 a student group researched transportation alternatives on campus and recommended a community bike share program. In 2015, another student group further developed the bike share option by conducting ...

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Lowell Canal Bridges TIGER Grant: Campus-Community Partnerships Leveraging Transformative Change Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a fast growing university nestled within our host community of the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell enjoys an authentic urban character structured ...

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Sustainable Fleet at Yale University Membership Required

  • Yale University (CT)

At Yale University, transportation is vital to the University's operation. Fleet Management is a department that has gone to tremendous lengths to provide exceptional transit services for the entire ...

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Stanford Carbon Offsets to Reduce Emissions (SCORE) Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Stanford Athletic Department boasts 36 varsity sports teams and over 900 student-athletes. These teams travel all over the country to compete at the highest levels of collegiate competition, but ...

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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