Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.85
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

Texas A&M University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Ron Steedly
Alternative Transportation Manager
Transportation Services
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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:

Borrow A Bike is a free program for those that need the use of a bike for a short period of time. If you borrow a bike today, it is due back by 10:00 a.m. the next morning. If you borrow a bike on Friday, it's not due until the following Monday. Customers may borrow a bike 12 times per semester.

The program is free to anyone employed by or currently enrolled at Texas A&M University.

We also have bike lease program allowing participants to lease a bike shop quality bicycle for low fee per semester.

We also have the largest university bike share program in the nation. We have over 2500 shared bikes on campus.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

We have implemented a contract with Zipcar. They are now on campus with 10 vehicles.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:

We have 14 Level 2 charging stations on campus.


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:

This would be extremely inefficient and unproductive as housing near campus for staff is quite expensive. If the economics of the situation develop accordingly, individuals will make that decision for themselves.


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?:
No

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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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