Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Tricia Kennedy
Senior Benefits and Compensation Specialist
Human Resources
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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:

The campus participates in the local Blue Bike sharing program, which has bike rental and return stations throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. Three stations are located on the campus border.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:

There are two community 'charge point' charging stations located near the campus border.


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:

Emerson College uses WageWorks to offer the option of purchasing public transportation passes online for MBTA (i.e. Charlie Card, commuter rail), buses, trains, ferries, etc. Staff scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for a monthly subsidy of up to $84.50 towards their transit order on WageWorks. Full-time faculty are eligible for a monthly subsidy of up to $42.25 towards their transit order. On- and off-campus students may enroll in the MBTA Semester Pass Program.

To assist with the formation of carpools, Emerson College offers Bay State Commute, a web-based system ride-matching program. This program allows commuters to quickly determine if they match other commuters with similar commuting hours and patterns. Because this real-time program is web-based, within seconds of submitting their information, commuters receive a list of other commuters they match for potential rideshare.


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