The Transportation category looks at how schools promote alternative transportation options through the policies and practices of facilities management and the administration. Points are awarded based on the level of planning and implementation of policies that promote a pedestrian-friendly and/or bike-friendly campus; the availability of bike-sharing programs is also assessed. The utilization of alternative fuel as well as hybrid technology in vehicle fleets is taken into consideration. The category also examines incentives provided by a school to students, faculty, and staff for carpooling or for the use of public transportation. Finally, the category looks at how schools provide access to public transit or to popular off-campus destinations through the use of shuttles or similar systems.
- Bicycle-sharing programs have been instituted at 31 percent of schools.
- Car-sharing programs are available at 35 percent of schools.
- Reduced-fare passes for public transit are offered at 50 percent of schools.
- Hybrid or other alternative-energy vehicles are used in 66 percent of school fleets.
- The average grade for the Transportation category was “C+.” For a summary of grade distribution for this category, please refer to the chart on the right.
Hybrid or other alternative energy vehicles are used in 66 percent of school fleets.