Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

American University
Tier2-8: Cash-out of Parking

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.25 Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution allow commuters to cash out of parking spaces (i.e., it pays employees who do not drive to work)?:

A brief description of the program:

While the university does not pay commuters to cash out of parking spaces, free parking is not available anywhere on campus. All commuters must pay market-based prices to park. Although this policy doesn't fulfill the "letter" of this credit, we believe it is in keeping with the intent of the credit. AU's approach to parking pricing serves as a disincentive to drive to campus, as opposed to using "cash out" as an incentive to stop driving. Cash out is predicated on the notion of pre-existing free parking, which is not offered at AU.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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