Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Ball State University
OP-T2-29: Mass Transit Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sue Weller
Facilities Business Services & Transportation
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:

A brief description of the program(s), (s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

Ball State students, faculty and staff ride the Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) bus system for free by showing their university ID to the bus driver. The MITS bus system has fifteen bus routes and five hybrid electric-diesel buses that run on soy biodiesel during Monday – Saturday within the Muncie city limits, saving up to 30% in fuel use and 90% reduction in hydrocarbons. MITS Bike ‘n’ Ride program offers riders a way to bring their bicycles along for the ride. Bike racks are available on all MITS buses and there is no additional charge to use the rack and no special permit is required. Likewise, Ball State students and employees ride on-campus for free by showing their university ID to the bus driver. On-campus there are eleven biodiesel shuttle buses – six of which are electric-diesel fuel hybrids that serve the main area of campus and run a continuous loop every 5 to 10 minutes Monday – Friday from the South commuter parking lot through the heart of campus to the North commuter lot.

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