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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EVs with PVs: Analysis of Electric Vehicle Integration at Stanford University Using Solar PV Panels Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

As electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity, Stanford University realizes that there may be great value in providing EV charging spots on campus for commuters and residents who switch ...

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The Feasibility and Benefits of Biodiesel at the University Level (The University of Florida) Membership Required

  • University of Florida (FL)

This paper was written after a year of researching biodiesel at the university level as well as visiting major biodiesel facilities in the Southeast. The intention of the paper and ...

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Sustainable Campus Transportation Membership Required

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

The University of Manitoba promotes sustainability on campus. Sustainable campus transportation improvements were considered through case study analysis and interpretation of potential implementation for the University. Possible solutions topressing campus ...

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Sustainable Transportation Policy at Cal Poly Pomona: An Alternative Outlook Membership Required

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

This report documents an initiative to create a sustainable transportation policy that would reduce the amounts of students who travel to campus alone by private vehicle at California Polytechnic University ...

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Alternative Class Scheduling Membership Required

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona has the ability of reducing their 2010 emissions by 5% of the class set baseline by using a bottom up multi-faceted strategic approach. A combination ...

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The Politics and Economics of Parking on Campus Membership Required

Universities have tried almost every possible way to deal with the shortage of campus parking: lotteries, hunting licenses, first-come-first-served, waiting lists, seniority, and need-based systems. As another way to eliminate ...

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Campus commuting: Barriers to walking and bicycling use in a university town Membership Required

  • Clemson University (SC)

Amongst the growing calls for environmental sustainability comes the frequently-expressed desire to increase the use of non-motorized modes of transportation for commuting. However, walking and bicycling are only viable commuting ...

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Transportation Demand Management at the University of Toronto: Context and Financial Feasibility Membership Required

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This study was conducted as a second year Research Opportunity Program at the University of Toronto from October 2006 to April 2007. The scope of the project encompasses research from ...

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UC Davis Alternative Transportation and Parking Investment Study Membership Required

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The purpose of this study is to examine the potential for the University of California at Davis (UCD) to invest in expanding its alternative transportation programs (ATP) as a means ...

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Social Sustainability of Alternate Transportation Modes at the University of British Columbia Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

A clear understanding of the social factors that influence transportation choice will enable the University of British Columbia to improve the existing portfolio of demand management strategies, including the student ...

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Benefits of Campus Transit Pass: Study of Students' Willingness to Pay for Proposed Mandatory Transit Pass Programs Membership Required

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The problem of estimating the expected net benefits of an unlimited-access campus transit pass, which would also fund an increase in critically needed services, is an example of the problem ...

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Transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)

Addresses potential transportation impacts of Cornell population growth over next ten years.

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University of Washington U-Pass 2006 Report Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Each year the Transportation Office publishes an annual report about the U-PASS program. This publication provides information for measuring the program’s performance during the year; highlights its activities, initiatives ...

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U-Pass at the University of British Columbia: Lessons for Effective Demand Management in the Campus Context Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

U-Pass at the University of British Columbia: Lessons for Effective Demand Management in the Campus Context (2005) draws on the U-Pass program at the University of British Columbia to provide ...

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U-Pass Review: Final Report Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Student U-Pass programs were implemented in September 2003 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Each of these U-Pass agreements were implemented under agreements between ...

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Car-Sharing: Where and How it Succeeds Final Report Membership Required

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

TCRP Report 108: Car-Sharing: Where and How It Succeeds will be of interest to individuals, organizations, and communities who are interested in knowing more about car-sharing and to those who ...

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Designing a Preferential Carpool Parking Program to Effectively Reduce Parking Demand and Traffic Congestion on University Campuses Membership Required

  • University of South Florida (FL)

This paper addresses the development of preferential carpool parking programs in a university setting, as a strategy to work toward pre-determined goals such as improving mobility, reducing parking demand, decreasing ...

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A Transit Pass in Everyone's Hand? - Implementing Unlimited Access Pass Programs as a Strategy to Increase Transit Ridership Membership Required

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Unlimited Access Pass (UAP) Programs -- arrangements between transit agencies and universities that provide transit passes to group members at a heavily discounted rate through a group purchase program -- have become ...

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Solving Campus Parking Shortages: New Solutions for an Old Problem Membership Required

Universities and colleges across the country are faced with growth in the campus population and the loss of surface parking lots for new buildings. The response of many institutions is ...

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Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions Membership Required

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities presents a comprehensive examination of techniques available to manage transportation in campus communities. Authors Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick give readers the understanding they ...

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The Road Less Traveled: Sustainable Transportation for Campuses Membership Required

Provides a survey of innovative approaches to campus transportation in the United States. Explains that the high costs of parking expansion have propelled many institutions toward a transportation demand management ...

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Sustainable Transportation Planning on College Campuses Membership Required

In the last decade, campus planners in the US have been struggling to provide access and mobility without destroying campus qualities as distinct communities. The purpose of this paper is ...

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Universal Transit Passes in Canada Membership Required

  • Saint Mary's University (NS)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Western University (ON)

At a time of increasing financial pressures and heightened competition among institutions, many Canadian universities and colleges are also tackling a new and difficult question: How to make campuses, and ...

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Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Universities and public transit agencies in the United States have together invented an arrangement—called Unlimited Access—that provides fare-free transit service for all students (and, on some campuses, faculty ...

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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of the U-Pass on Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicle Ridership Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Public Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicles (SOV) are the most common modes of transportation to UBC. The UBC Trek Centre, which is the university’s Transportation Planning Department, implemented the U-pass ...

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Unlimited Access at Tulane and Other Universities Membership Required

  • Tulane University (LA)

Unlimited Access programs, in which a university gives a lump sum to a transit authority in exchange for mass ridership, have shown to be highly beneficial at other universities and ...

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University Transportation Survey: Transportation in University Communities Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Universities and transit agencies across the United States have been finding innovative new ways of providing and financing mobility services on and around university campuses. Many transit agencies are providing ...

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Green Parking Lots at UConn's New Football Stadium Membership Required

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The “green” parking lots at UConn’s Rentschler Field are just the latest and most visible example in Connecticut of developers and municipalities adopting a more environmentally sound approach for ...

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UVM Bus Fleet Emission Analysis Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the tailpipe emissions of the University of Vermont’s campus bus fleet and alternatives to the fleet. Mobile source ...

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Transportation on College and University Campuses: A Synthesis of Transit Practice Membership Required

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

Many college communities, both in traditional "college towns" and in large urban areas, have implemented or are studying policies to manage parking, provide transit, and shift mode choice. Some have ...

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Dynamic Ridesharing: Background and Options for UBC Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Dynamic ridesharing, also called real-time ridesharing or single-trip ridesharing, differs from regular carpooling and vanpooling in that ridesharing is arranged for one-time trips rather than for trips made on a ...

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Sustainable transportation and land use planning at Simon Fraser University: A case study of the Burnaby Mountain Campus Membership Required

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This study examines the feasibility of developing a Sustainable Transportation Plan that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Burnaby Mountain Campus ...

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The Alma Mater Society Bicycle Co-operative Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The AMS Bicycle society consists of almost 500 members of the University of British Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate student population as well as the university’s staff, faculty, and ...

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UBC Carpool Strategy Recommended Incentive/Discount Program Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The TREK Program Centre is UBC’s Transportation Planning Department. Committed to increasing transportation choices in addition to reducing SOV traffic to and from the UBC community by 20%, the ...

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Can CU Grow Without Adding Cars? Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The answer may well be yes, based upon the experience at other major research institutions around the country. Stanford University has grown by 2 million square feet of new building ...

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Finding a New Way: Campus Transportation for the 21st Century Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This resource guide profiles success stories at campuses across the country to illustrate specific examples of what Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs can do. The guide also addresses possible pitfalls ...

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UBC TREK Program Evaluation: Costs, Benefits and Equity Impacts of a University of TDM Program Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia is implementing TREK, a transportation demand management (TDM) program to encourage more efficient travel to the university campus. The program’s objectives are to reduce ...

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Unlimited Access Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

"Unlimited Access" is the name that several universities have given to programs where their student identification cards serve as transit passes. University transit pass programs increase mobility and reduce vehicle ...

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Development of a Bike Path Management System for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Bicycle transportation is an integral part of most college and university campuses. Bike network paths thus represent a sizable investment of operational funds for these institutions. The efficiency of bike ...

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Green Campuses: Cutting the Environmental Cost of Commuting Membership Required

This paper outlines the impacts of transport on the environment and stresses how, for higher education institutions (referred to as ‘universities’ here), these are dominated by commuting by private car ...

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Evaluation of an Innovative Transit Pass Program: TheUPASS Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

This report evaluates the UPASS transit pass program at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). UPASS is an innovative transit program developed by the University and the Milwaukee County Transit System ...

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U-Pass: A Model Transportation Management Program that Works Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

On September 30, 1991, the University of Washington, in cooperation with the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, implemented U-PASS, one of the most comprehensive transportation demand management programs in the United ...

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Nova Bike Share Program Membership Required

  • Villanova University (PA)

Villanova University launched Nova Bike Share in the fall of 2014. Both undergraduate and graduate students can rent a bike for a semester or academic year. Nova Bike Share is ...

  • Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
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4th Avenue Parklet Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

The 4th Avenue Parklet was researched, designed and built by students from Portland State University's School of Architecture to creatively addresses sustainability based place-making issues in Portland's South ...

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Earn-A-Bike Program Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Changing commuting habits has been one of the thorniest sustainability issues for the University of Louisville, but we have finally begun to crack that nut through a popular, innovative program ...

  • Posted 3 years, 5 months ago
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Solar E-Charging Station Membership Required

  • Camosun College (BC)

With funding from President's Funds 2013 grants and the Camosun College Student Society, Camosun College has installed a 4 KW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) array to offset the charging of ...

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Beyond the White Stripes: Transportation Demand Management at a Commuter College Membership Required

  • Bellevue College (WA)

Bellevue College (BC) is the largest institution in Washington State's Community and Technical College System with an enrollment of more than 38,000 students annually. Like many community colleges ...

  • Posted 5 years, 2 months ago
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Antioch Commuter Transportation Initiative: Tackling AUNE's Transportation Challenge by Supporting Money-Saving, Fun, and Healthy Commuter Alternatives Membership Required

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Antioch University New England (AUNE) is committed to achieving climate neutrality by the year 2020. Because 73% of its total carbon dioxide emissions come from students and employees commuting to ...

  • Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
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The Green Line Park-n-Ride: A Community Transportation Collaborative Membership Required

  • Delta College (MI)

When it comes to public transportation, Delta College is challenged by its location which serves three main counties functioning under three separate transit authorities. To reduce commuting emissions and to ...

  • Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
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Implementation of ZotWheels Automated Bikeshare at the University of California, Irvine Membership Required

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

ZotWheels bikeshare is the first automated bikeshare program in California and only the second at a university in the United States. ZotWheels was designed and implemented by Parking and Transportation ...

  • Posted 7 years, 2 months ago
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Benchmarking Data

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Scores

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