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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Establishing a Service Bus Route to Meet Student and Community Needs

  • Elon University (NC)

Over 80% of students participate in service, some as a course requirement, while attending Elon University. Many of the community partners at which students do service are within 15 minutes ...

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SOVs Are So Over: Creating a Community-Wide Rideshare Program

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Three higher education institutions led a coalition of a wide range of organizations to create a community-wide rideshare service that is intended to meet the needs of the community as ...

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Using community-based social marketing to increase the visibility and usage of new ridesharing program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our campus climate action plan identifies reducing single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) commuting as the largest opportunity for decreasing GHG emissions through behavior change. A team of graduate students designed, implemented, and ...

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Three bicycle programs that meet transportation, financial and Climate Action Plan goals.

  • Portland State University (OR)

University support for bicycle riding can come in many forms, all of which can decrease demand for car parking facilities, offer an inexpensive and healthy transportation alternative for students and ...

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Think Outside The Car! - Surveying Commuter Choices

  • University of Louisville (KY)

As a large urban institution with three distinct campuses, the University of Louisville has historically been a commuter school in a city built almost exclusively for cars. With about 9 ...

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Destination Green: Its Within Reach

  • University at Albany (NY)

Transportation choices will continue to play an important role in the development of a carbon neutral society. Like many other institutions, single occupancy vehicles account for the third largest piece ...

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Coming Together to Create an Alternative Transportation Program: The Stone Soup Approach

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

There are many challenges for Universities when they work to address alternative transportation. Located in a small city, the local transportation infrastructure is limited. The Vice President for Business and ...

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Adopting and Promoting a Campus Bike Share Program Through Social Media

  • North Georgia College & State University (GA)

One project recently undertaken by the North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) sustainability task force is a bicycle share program in which safe and durable bicycles are readily available ...

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Changing Travel Behavior One Trip at a Time: Meeting the Challenge of the Large Suburban Campus

  • University of South Florida (FL)

In the late 1950s, a small suburban university was built on old farmland. It was envisioned that this school would primarily serve students in the region and would operate as ...

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Can Texting Transform Transit? Evaluating Technology to Improve Public Bus Ridership at Allegheny College

  • Allegheny College (PA)

As a small liberal arts college located in a rural town of 13,000 residents, our institution faces challenges in improving transportation aspects of campus sustainability. Our college's student ...

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Cutting Campus Commuter Carbon & Building Social Capital - Strategies & Tactics for Effective Change

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Transportation emissions from student, faculty, staff and administrator commuting are a challenge for many colleges and universities, and especially for commuter campuses outside the sphere of public transport systems. Encouraging ...

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Bike Shelter Project: Promoting Green Energy and Green Transportation

  • Ithaca College (NY)

This presentation will detail the results of an undergraduate's semester-long sustainability project exploring the feasibility of a bike shelter with integrated renewable energy technology. The student researched the technology ...

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Bike Sharing and the Urban Campus

  • New York University (NY)

In 2008, inspired by the municipal bicycle sharing programs in many European cities and bike rental programs available at some small campus-oriented schools, an independent student team began designing America ...

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Service-learning opportunities in sustainable construction, infrastructure and transportation development

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Students working to further the sustainability imperative on campuses are uniquely positioned to leverage their knowledge and expertise to drive sustainability outcomes in the delivery of transportation infrastructure projects both ...

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The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Campus Scale Biodiesel Production

  • Springboard Biodiesel (CA)

As the leading manufacturer of small scale biodiesel processors in a growing industry, Springboard Biodiesel has helped to install more than 6 mm gallons of annual biodiesel production capacity spread ...

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Creating and Sustaining a Campus Bike Share Program

  • University of Chicago (IL)

Bicycle share programs are an emerging trend on campuses nationwide. They have multiple benefits including building community, decreasing waste and pollution, improving landscapes, encouraging healthy living, and reducing greenhouse gas ...

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From Trash to Transportation to Teaching

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library is a highly successful, diverse and innovative bicycle sharing program. The mission of the program is to promote the bicycle as a cheaper, cleaner, healthier ...

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When virtue's not enough: rewarding sustainable transportation choices through improved bicycle infrastructure and wellness programs.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this session you'll learn how the University of Minnesota leveraged federal funds to construct the University Bike Center, a facility that gathered in one place all those things ...

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An International Trend Going Local: WSU Green BIke Program

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Abstract: The youngest generation of bike sharing is speeding quickly and is no stranger to college campuses and universities. The Public Bike System of Montreal Canada and Washington State University ...

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Sustainable Transportation at Stanford University: The Role of TDM

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford has achieved various transportation related sustainability milestones in 2010 through its Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program. This year, the university estimates an employee drive alone rate of 48%, dropped ...

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Sustainable Transportation Planning at an Urban University

  • Portland State University (OR)

As an urban campus, Portland State University is ideally situated to take advantage of Portland's mass transit infrastructure. Additionally, the popularity of biking and the high cost of parking ...

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Promoting Bicycle Commuting on Campus

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

This will be a presentation at the introductory level detailing possible steps that campuses can take in order to increase their population of students, faculty, and staff who use a ...

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ZotWheels - UC Irvine's Automated Bikeshare Program

  • 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 ...

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Department Bike Share Program

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU established a Department Bike Share Program in May of 2010 to serve as a model for other departments interested in promoting sustainability. The ...

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Student Driven Campus Biodiesel

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) started producing biodiesel for its fleet four years ago. The project was initiated by an undergraduate ...

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Sustainable Transportation: Solving Infrastructure Challenges and Achieving Emission Goals

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

One of the most powerful campus initiatives to catalyze a just and sustainable world relates to how people get around on a daily basis. The transportation infrastructure at many of ...

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Pathways to a Sustainable Transportation Plan

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Transportation accounts for a large proportion of a University campus' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At Northern Arizona University, a student-led survey indicated that transportation is the second largest GHG contributor ...

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Park(ing) Day: Turning a Parking Garage into a Park

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

SF State inaugurated its first campus PARK(ing) Day event, transforming the top level of the parking structure into a temporary "park" in order to promote alternative commuting options. PARK ...

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The Green Auto Show

  • Presbyterian College (SC)

Recognizing that vehicle choice by young buyers has a profound and lasting effect on consumption of fossils fuels, pollution, and our nation's national security, Presbyterian College sponsored a Green ...

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Creating a Bike Culture On Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Cycling is a dependable mode of transit and offers students, staff, and faculty a healthy choice that reduces the overall carbon footprint of campuses. The University of Minnesota Duluth is ...

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Estimating Commuter Behaviors and Impacts from University Parking Records

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is drafting a campus-wide Transportation plan, and needs improved estimates of commuter activities for greenhouse gas emission inventories. UWO is located in downtown Oshkosh, WI ...

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Safety and Sustainability through Student-Contracted Mass Transit

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

In 2008, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student governance body, the Oshkosh Student Association (OSA), created a contracted mass transit service. "Titan Transit" extended the current city service from 6pm ...

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Ridesharing for the Facebook Generation

  • Zimride (CA)

While the benefits of carpooling & ridesharing have been clear for decades -

travelers find affordable rides, drivers share the high cost of gas, and

campuses reduce congestion, parking demand and ...

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Energy Efficiency by Design in Parking on Campus at University of Colorado Boulder

  • Intellenergy (CT)

When considering ways to save energy on campus, parking structures are an excellent place to start. Parking garages are a necessary evil. Although creative transportation options are emerging, there continues ...

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University Transportation Demand Management

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This presentation will focus on sustainable transportation options presented through transportation demand management programs at three different universities, in three different environments. 1) Large Urban (TBA) 2) University Town (UNC-Chapel ...

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The University at Albany's Purple Path: A Vision for Sustainable, Non-Motorized Travel

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany has begun construction on an ambitious and student driven project called the Purple Path. Named after our school's colors, the path is a five kilometer ...

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NC Petroleum Displacement Plan Requirement: A Case Study & Measuring Success

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
  • Western Carolina University (NC)

The North Carolina Solar Center (NCSC) at NC State University will organize a presentation on North Carolina's State Petroleum Displacement Plan Requirement. The presentation will include representatives from UNC ...

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From Here to There: Transportation Demand Strategies to support The Grounds Plan at the University of Virginia

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

The University of Virginia recently completed an update of its Grounds Plan, a plan that establishes a framework for future growth of the campus. As part of the Grounds Plan ...

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Campus Transportation Plans: Sustainable, Smart and Strategic

  • Martin-Alexiou-Bryson PLLC (NC)

Making campus transportation more sustainable will not only gain points on sustainability checklists, but will also contribute to an institution's other strategic goals: accommodating growth, maintaining competitiveness, saving money ...

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A Model Transportation Behavior Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The crucial issue in TDM programs is marketing. Most American faculty, staff and students have come of age in an era where "getting a driver's license" and "first car ...

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Greening a College Vehicle Fleet

  • Luther College (IA)

While wind turbines and co-generation heating plants easily capture the attention of college and university sustainability coordinators and facilities managers, often college vehicle fleets aren't sufficiently considered as candidates ...

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Why Being Green Isn't Enough: Using Technology as a Catalyst for Sustainability in Transportation

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (OR)
  • The New School (NY)

With increasing fuel prices and concerns about greenhouse gases, transportation plays an important role in the sustainability conversation on college campuses. Indeed, transportation and its byproducts affect each of us ...

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Partnering for Sustainable Transportation in Greensboro, NC

  • Martin-Alexiou-Bryson PLLC (NC)
  • City of Greensboro (NC)

Fall 2006 marked the beginning of Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) service in Greensboro, NC. Initiated by the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GUAMPO) and the Greensboro Transit Authority ...

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Using Tire Pressure Checks to Educate Students about Fuel Efficiency, Car Maintenance and Safety

  • Furman University (SC)

Like most colleges, Furman University experiences a mass exodus of students during breaks such as Thanksgiving and at the end of the Academic year. One of the easiest ways to ...

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Going Green with TDM: Developing, Marketing and Evaluating a Transportation Demand Management Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

To meet the university's goal of no net new peak hour commute trips over the course of the next 15 years and as part of an over campus effort ...

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Establishing a Bike Co-op: Case Study

  • Truman State University (MO)

This presentation will give a detailed account about a two and a half year struggle with the University Administration to create an institutional space on Truman's campus to devote ...

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Moving People, Moving Forward: TDM at UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus is home to over 44,000 students, 12,000 staff and faculty, and 3,000 market residents, and remains one of ...

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Student Directed Bicycle Education Course Creates Community Understanding

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This project addresses the challenges UCSC faces with implementing sustainable transportation. The primary mode of campus transportation is via automobile. The cost of automobile use for the UC, students, and ...

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Transportation Demand Management at North American Colleges and Universities

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

From 2006 through 2007, the Environmental Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, along with the College of Architecture and Planning, surveyed a total of nearly 60 leading North ...

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Alternative Work Site (AWS) Pilot - A Transportation Demand Management, TDM, Project to Implement Flex Schedules to Reduce GHG Emissions and Parking Demand

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

In fulfillment of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the State of Colorado's Climate Action Plan, and the 2007 UCCS Sustainability Strategic Plan, the University of Colorado ...

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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.

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