Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Capital Bikeshare is the local bicycle-sharing program within Washington, D.C. There is one Capital Bikeshare location on main campus, with 15 docks, one on Tenley Campus with 19 docks, and one on East Campus with 19 docks.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

There are Maven vehicles on campus and at off-campus properties that can be used by students, faculty, and staff to conduct official university business. Maven on university property can also be used for personal use by staff, faculty, students, and campus visitors.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Reserved parking for FEVs is available in two main parking garages on campus.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There are nine (9) Level 2 ChargePoint EV charging stations (18 ports) located across campus in the East Campus garage (2), SIS garage (2), Katzen Arts Center garage (3), and WCL garage (2). They are only accessible to verified members of the AU community.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

AU has the U·Pass Program, which provides an unlimited transit pass to full-time undergraduate students to be used on Metro Rail and Metro Bus as well as the Dulles shuttle.

American University offers incentives to academic and non-academic staff for commuters who primarily travel by bicycle to campus. Within this program, bicycle commuters can receive $20 per month for biking to work which can be used to buy bicycling gear and services at participating bicycle shops.

AU also offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees who use money for metro travel.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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