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Report Card 2011

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Transportation

This list of Transportation Leaders is comprised of the schools that earned "A" grades in this category. Below is a list of 10 very different institutions that all qualified for the list. These summaries are based on data from each school's profile page.

 

American University  runs a ride-sharing site and offers discounted rates and preferential parking spots for carpoolers. The university provides public transportation discounts, is piloting the integration of public transit passes with school ID cards, and partners with a car-sharing program. In addition, there is a free, student-run, bike-lending program.

 

The  University of Arizona offers ride-matching, preferable parking spots for carpoolers, and discounts on the local public transit system. UA also provides free transportation around campus on electric vehicles, runs a bike-sharing program, and partners with a car-sharing program. The campus is bike friendly, with over 11,000 bike parking spaces for campus community use. Half of the student body travels to campus via alternative transportation methods.

 

Nearly a quarter of employees at  Babson College commute to campus via environmentally preferable methods. Limited preferred parking is offered to students, staff, and faculty who carpool, and a shuttle is provided to students free of charge to local area colleges and mass transit hubs. A bike-sharing program is available to students at no cost, and parking has been eliminated from central areas on campus.

 

UCLA  runs a vanpool program and offers discounted parking passes to commuters who carpool or drive electric vehicles. The university operates a free shuttle system, with buses that run on natural gas, that takes students around campus and to nearby destinations. Seventy-five percent of students and 47 percent of staff and faculty commute to campus via environmentally preferable methods.

 

Carneigie Mellon University ’s students, staff, and faculty are provided with free passes for the public bus system, and a free shuttle services off-campus destinations. Carpoolers receive reduced parking rates and pre-validated parking tickets for days when they need to bring their own cars. The university also partners with a car-sharing program.

 

George Mason University provides free bike repair services twice a year in conjunction with several local bike shops and has added bike lanes to all roads on campus. The university provides free shuttle service on and around campus, as well as local public transportation subsidies for faculty and staff. Carpoolers have access to a ride-share board and receive preferred parking spaces.

 

The  University of Kentucky offers preferential parking to faculty and staff who carpool, provides subsidized bus passes to students, and operates a free on-campus shuttle. A free bike-sharing program makes 125 bikes available for rental to members of the campus community. The school also partners with a car-sharing program and offers telecommuting and condensed work week options to full-time employees.

 

The  Université Laval campus fleet includes 125 electric vehicles for use in the university's underground tunnel network. Laval offers ride-matching as well as discounts on bus passes for faculty, staff, and students. A free bike rental program was started in 2006, and the Student Cooperative Roue-Libre organizes free bicycle repair services on campus.

 

The University of Nevada- Reno ’s fleet includes 6 hybrids, 20 vehicles that run on B20 biofuel or higher, and multiple electric golf carts. Students and employees receive significant discounts on local bus passes, and the university runs a free city-to-campus bus service and a campus shuttle. The university offers discounted parking permits for carpoolers and coordinates an online ride-share network.

 

More than half of students and employees at  Seattle University commute to campus via environmentally preferable methods. Employees receive a 95 percent discount, and students a 70 percent discount, on regional transit passes. The university offers discounted parking passes and preferable parking incentives for carpooling. The campus is closed to vehicular traffic during class hours.

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