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Report Card 2011

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Transportation

 

Overview

The Transportation category looks at how schools promote alternative transportation options through the policies and practices of facilities management and of the administration. Points are awarded for:

 

  • Campus planning policies that promote a pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment
  • The availability of bike-sharing programs and bike repair services.
    Inclusion of alterna tive-fuel vehicles in the campus fleet
  • Providing and incentivizing alternatives to driving alone to and from campus, including public transportation, college-operated shuttles, and reduced-rate parking for carpools.

 

Key Findings

  • Half of schools have instituted bicycle-sharing programs. These programs, at 50 percent of the schools, offer people an alternative to driving short distances on and around campus.

 

  • More than half of the schools have car-sharing programs. Fifty-one percent of the schools make vehicles available to community members for short-term rentals.

 

  • A majority of the schools provide reduced-fare passes for public transit. Whether through subsidies, tax rebates, or reimbursement , 61 percent of the schools offer financial incentives to students and/or employees for the use of public transit.

 

  • Alternative-energy vehicles are used in 86 percent of the schools' fleets. These included hybrids, electric carts, and vehicles fueled with biofuel, among many other things.

 

  • The average grade for the Transportation category is       B.   For a summary of grade distribution for this category, please refer to the chart on the right. 

 

 

                                                                            Leading by Example

 

Nearly two-thirds of the schools offer financial incentives to students and/or employees for the use of public transit.
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