|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||April 14, 2015|
Raritan Valley Community College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|1.50 / 2.00||
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
Shower facilities and lockers are available.
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)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
There are bike racks outside the Arts building, student center, and library.
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?:
A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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?:
A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):
Full-time students are eligible for a 25% discount on monthly passes from NJ Transit.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the GRT program:
This is offered through our local transportation management association, RideWise.
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
RVCC has three carpool-only parking spaces for registered carpools.
Vanpool subsidies are available through the Somerset County RideWise program. Vanpools are eligible for a one-time start-up subsidy, up to $500. Vanpools are eligible for a RideWise temporary subsidy ($80 per seat) to help cover the cost of seats that lose passengers. Vanpools can receive $175 per month from NJ TRANSIT towards leasing costs.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
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:
The college has two level 2 EV charging stations in front of the West building. They are open to the public. A small connection fee is charged by ChargePoint, but the electricity itself is offered for free.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the condensed work week program:
During the summer, full-time staff can work a condensed work week and take five Fridays off. Details vary by department.
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 incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
RVCC offers pretax payroll deductions for employee commuting cost (transit, vanpool).
The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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