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Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lawrence Gingerich
Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:

We do have bicycle racks on campus. We provide indoor lockable bicycle storage adjacent to one building. We have showers and lockers available in the PE building for cyclist to use.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are bicycle racks close to most buildings. Bicycle storage is primarily in the room the student lives in or in lockable storage located adjacent to Frederick Hall.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

There are designated bicycle lanes on the main city streets to accommodate bicycles.There is no specific policy concerning bicycles and pedestrians.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Not at this time.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

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

The university provides a no cost campus shuttle for the campus community through an agreement with the Allegany County Transit Authority. Besides campus access it also takes students to local shopping venues.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

I think because so many students live within walking distance to campus this has not been deemed a priority. Likewise many employees live close to campus also.


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:

Not at this time.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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:

FSU does not have a formal tele-work program although many individuals do perform work at home on occasion. Permission to do so is granted by the supervisor with the approval of the Office of Human Resources. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are typically of short duration.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

All employees, with the approval of the supervisor, have the option to work a four-day week from the beginning of June until the end of August.


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:

The many of our employees live in close proximity to the University. No incentive is necessary.


Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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