Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Alternative Transportation

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Colorado State University's has invested in reducing vehicular GHG emissions through the creation of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). Annually, the new department budgets $500,000 from Parking Revenue for staff, programmatic, and infrastructure to help reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) commuting and work-day trips.

Parking and Transportation Services also creates an annual travelshed map to calculate the distance from the employees home address to the University. The mapping effort helps the university set Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction goals for our students and employees while helping to calculate the emissions budget for the University.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

In 2014, Parking and Transportation Services collaborated with Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) to provide $760,000 ($500,000 and $260,000 respectively) of additional transit services for campus users. The new transit routes provide a last-mile cross-campus shuttle while providing first-ever connections to our satellite campuses. These new routes allow our students to travel between campuses without the need of a personal vehicle. Lastly, this collaboration with our local transit provider now provides all students and employees with a free, annual transit pass.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
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Transportation Yes
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Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
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Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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