Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jennifer Foley
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter John Savino
Transportation & Parking Manager
Auxiliary Services
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Boston College provides bike racks and rooms on campus for secure bicycle storage. Showers are available in the Flynn Recreation Complex for members and in Maloney Hall and The 129 Lake st. Building for those without membership to the Flynn Complex.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Boston College has numerous safe, clean, and strategically located bike racks and rooms throughout campus.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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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:

BC offers an internal bike share program overseen by BC students for BC students. Students who attend a safety training are qualified to loan out a bicycle for a three day period at no cost. Keys are checked out from the Library on campus.


Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

Boston College offers student discounts on direct sales on mass transit passes through the MBTA. Boston College offers pretax payroll deduction on MBTA passes to employees.
Boston College operates and promotes a university run bus system. The system provides free service to all students, faculty and area residents between its Newton, Chestnut Hill and Brighton Campuses with connections to mass transit in the Cleveland Circle and Commonwealth Ave. areas of Boston.
Bus schedules are posted online, at each bus stop and buses can be tracked in real time using a smartphone or PC.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Employees or students must be enrolled in a valid BC car pool program and be registered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's MassRides Program.


Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Boston College publicizes carpool/vanpool matching on the transportation web page.
Employees and students enrolled in carpool/vanpools are issued preferred parking at reduced rates. The price break is between 23-70% less than the typical parking cost on campus.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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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:

Boston College provides 2 EV charging stations located centrally on campus. These EV station are currently offered at no cost to drivers using electric vehicles.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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