Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.44
Liaison Sarah Murray
Submission Date April 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Metropolitan Community College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Due to the historic nature of the Fort Omaha campus, bike racks are not permitted on certain areas of the campus. In all other instances, there are bike racks available within 50 feet of non-residential buildings.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The Fort Omaha Campus has included "sharrows" within the campus to indicate the best routes for bicyclists and to alert vehicles that there may be bicycles within the area.


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:

Currently, the Fort Omaha Campus has a "Green Bikes" program that is available for any student, faculty or staff to take part in by simply looking up the code to the bike and riding it from one building to another. We simply ask that the bikes stay within the campus boundary and that they are locked to a bike rack when not in use. In the future, MCC is looking to partner with a local bicycle-sharing program to have a more robust and interconnected program within the community.


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 programs:

In 2009, MCC began offering free bus passes as a partnership with Metro Area Transit. Free passes are available to any student taking credit or GED classes and are intended to be used for the purpose of getting to class or any other education related activity; this can include internships and tutoring sessions. To date (2/18) the students at MCC have taken over 1.5 million rides utilizing the free pass to class program.


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

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

MCC participates in O! MetroRideshare which is a city-wide carpool program. We advertise the program to our students, staff, and faculty.


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:
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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:

MCC installed 2 dual port Level 2 chargers on the Fort Omaha Campus in Fall of 2017 that are completely open to the public. We are continually looking to expand our EV charging network.


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:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Near select buildings, we offer closer parking for Low Emissions Vehicles.


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