Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.77
Liaison Josh Lasky
Submission Date April 4, 2023

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Joshua Lasky
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UPass Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In 2021, the George Washington University joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) UPass program, providing full-time students with unlimited use of Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee. For the equivalent of about $1 a day, GW students have unlimited rides on Metrorail and Metrobus throughout the semester. Access to these transit options offers a low-cost, low-carbon, and convenient way for GW's thousands of students to come to and from campus and navigate around the District and the surrounding region. Given that there is a Metrorail station on the Foggy Bottom Campus, and that there are more than a dozen Metrobus lines running through and near the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campus, the UPass program has had a profound impact on both the student experience and the institution's commute-related emissions.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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