Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristen Jasko
Associate Director
Parking and Transportation
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

There are shower facilities and lockers available to bicycle commuters. The student residence hall area offers three long term bicycle storage areas at no cost with security fences and coverings.

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)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Next to each non-residential building on campus, there are bicycle parking racks within 50 feet of the building, and are located nearby every building's main entrances.

The campus has a Bicycle Advisory Committee comprised of students, faculty and staff that meets regularly to oversee bicycle programs, services and facilities.

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?:

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

On the campus website, a map is made available to display county bike routes that connect through the campus, including all the campus bike routes, and pedestrian only zones.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

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

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

Parking & Transportation Services offers a subsidized U-Pass program for students to ride on OCTA bus routes, and well as free OCTA bus passes for faculty and staff. Additionally, Faculty and staff may receive up to $75/month for non-OCTA bus fare and up to $120/month reimbursement for commutes by rail.

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

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

The GRT Program provides up to 4 emergency taxi vouchers per year to all employees registered in the Commuter Choice Program. In the event of a personal emergency or illness during scheduled work hours, registered participants can receive immediate transportation at no cost.

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

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

Students and employees who carpool to campus may receive a free supplemental carpool permit that gives access to carpool parking spaces. Additionally, employees enrolled in the Commuter Choice Program may receive up to $1/day for each day they carpool to campus. Students and employees may also participate in the vanpool program. CSUF currently has 12 vanpools which reduce the cost and stress of a long distance commute. OCTA provides a $400/month subsidy for each vanpool, and Parking & Transportation Services also offers employees up to $120/month reimbursement for vanpool costs.

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?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

CSUF has partnered with Enterprise CarShare to make cars available to students, faculty, and staff to reserve by the hour or by the day, with all gas and insurance included.

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

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

The University offers 36 Level 2 Chargers and 2 Level 3 DC Fast Chargers for use by students, faculty, staff, and guests. Additionally, students, faculty and staff with a semester or annual permit may obtain a free supplemental EV permit and a connection code which provides charging at no cost to campus affiliates.

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Employees may work a compressed work week with management approval. Options include 3/36, 4/40, and 9/80 work schedules.

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

University Gables is a residential community in Buena Park, California. Completed in 2002, The University Gables sales program allows persons affiliated with California State University, Fullerton to own a home near the CSUF campus at an affordable price.

University Gables has proven to be a significant advancement in California State University, Fullerton's landmark program to provide affordably priced housing for its faculty and staff. University Gables is a neighborhood that shows how powerful a public/private partnership can be, as it was created through a partnership formed between the CSU Fullerton Housing Authority, the City of Buena Park, County of Orange/Orange County Flood Control District and community developer Valeo Companies.

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)?:

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

CSUF Employees who participate in a sustainable commute option at least 70% of their scheduled work days are eligible to receive financial rewards and reimbursements. For example, those who use the train (Metrolink) to go to work are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $120/month, depending on the cost of their train pass.

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