Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
The institution provides BuzzBike as its bicycle-sharing program. Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) encourages students, faculty, and staff to travel to, from, and within campus by some form of alternative transportation, including bicycles, to reduce traffic congestion, limit the need for automobile parking, and preserve the environment. The BuzzBike rental program offers an inexpensive, fun, and eco-friendly transportation option for Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff.

Any faculty, staff or student with a BuzzCard may rent a BuzzBike. Bikes are available for rental during summer, fall, and spring semesters, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for a bicycle rental, applicants must complete the Semester Bike Rental Application.

Relay Bikeshare
Relay Bikeshare is the City of Atlanta's official bike-share provider, and Georgia Tech has several stations! Approximately 60 bicycles are available at six locations on campus for short term rental - check the Relay website or app for the station/bike availability map. Monthly membership for the GT community is $10.00 and includes 90 minutes of daily ride time. The campus stations are part of the citywide network.

BuzzBikes: http://pts.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/images/buzzbike_rental1.pdf

Georgia Tech Semester Bike Rental Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X_WPwXTQora8J6Qq3psmxxojYqiouE16q4YW8Yc1itU/viewform?edit_requested=true

Relay Bikeshare:https://pts.gatech.edu/bicycling-georgia-tech#node-312

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:
Carpool Permit Program
Carpooling is an environmentally friendly way for Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff to commute to campus and also to share the cost a campus parking permit. The carpool permit costs $100 less than the Annual Individual Permit and can be split among carpool members. Georgia Tech students and employees can find carpool partners through the Georgia Commute Options website and their GA Commuter app.

For students or employees that wish to borrow a vehicle for brief periods, Zipcars are available at several locations throughout campus. Zipcar is a membership-based car sharing company that provides members access to a variety of new fuel-efficient vehicles. Georgia Tech's collaboration with Zipcar provides convenient pickup locations and discounts for students, faculty, and staff.

Carpool and Rideshare: https://pts.gatech.edu/carpool-rideshare

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
EV charging stations are typically located in the parking spaces nearest the door or elevator. EV vehicles are reserved for only EV vehicles.

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:
Georgia Tech offers 40+ electric vehicle charging stations for use by students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Georgia Tech provides electric vehicle charging stations (Levels 1 & 2) in several locations throughout campus. Level 1 (120v) charging stations are available to GT permit holders. Level 2 (240v) chargers are available to Georgia Tech permit holders and visitors.

Level 1 charging stations are located in the W23 (North Deck/State Street), E40 (Klaus), E48 (Wardlaw), W10 (CRC) and the E70 (GCATT) parking decks. EV drivers choosing to use a Level 1 station must have a valid GT permit for the appropriate deck and an EV charging permit decal properly displayed.

Level 2 charging stations are located in the following locations: 6 Spaces in Area 4 Visitors Lot – State Street and Ferst Drive, 4 Spaces in W23 - North Deck at State Street , 4 Spaces in Area 1 Visitors Lot – North Avenue, 2 Spaces in E81 - Tech Square/GT Hotel parking deck • A GT EV charging permit decal is not required to use the Level 2 charging stations. https://pts.gatech.edu/electric-vehicle-charging

Electric Vehicle Charging: https://pts.gatech.edu/electric-vehicle-charging

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:

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?:

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:
Campus Transit
Georgia Tech provides fare-free transit service to several adjacent neighborhoods as well as the nearest MARTA train station (Midtown Station & North North Avenue Station). Both of these transit options, in conjunction with the cost of parking on campus, encourage and incentivize employees and students to live within close proximity to our campus transit system.

Transit: https://pts.gatech.edu/campus-transit

Alternative Transportation Resources
Georgia Commute Options offers incentives for employees to use alternative commute modes such as transit, biking, walking, and carpooling. Georgia Tech has also partnered with Midtown Alliance to provide eco-friendly commute options to and from the midtown area.

Midtown Alliance offers commuter reward incentives and free personalized route planning for Georgia Tech employees to plan alternative mode commutes.

Alternative Transportation: https://pts.gatech.edu/super-block/342

Regional Transit
Georgia Tech encourages students, faculty, and staff to use cleaner commutes by offering discounted monthly transit passes for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). MARTA passes for students and employees are also available monthly via the PTS office. Faculty and staff are also eligible for discounted passes via payroll deduction for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Xpress bus system, CobbLinc, and Gwinnett County Transit.

Regional Transit: https://pts.gatech.edu/regional-transit

Stingerette Ride
Stingerette is a demand-response, shared-ride transportation service for Georgia Tech students aimed to provide safe and efficient evening transportation on Georgia Tech's campus and the neighborhoods in-between:

Stingerette Ride: http://pts.gatech.edu/stingerette-safe-ride-paratransit

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