Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Texas State University, San Marcos
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 James Vollrath
Director
Office of 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:

There are bike racks at every building on campus. Residential students have outdoor bike racks and they are allowed to bring their bicycles inside.


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?:
No

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

https://bikecave.transportation.txstate.edu/bike-share.html

Texas State University and the City of San Marcos have partnered with VeoRide to provide electric and non-electric bicycles throughout the San Marcos campus and city on a pay-per-ride system. The dockless bikes can be taken anywhere within the City as long as they are parked within designated parking zones.


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:

Texas State University has large shuttle operation with 11 routes and 45 heavy- duty transit buses. Typical ridership is between 15 and 25 thousand trips a day. Three on campus routes serve commuter parking lots and circulate students around campus. Seven off-campus routes serve student housing densities.


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:

People eligible for a parking pass can enroll in a commuter parking program for a reduced rate.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Texas State University has partnered with Zipcar to offer Bobcats Self-Serve, an on-demand car-sharing on campus. To use Zipcars simply register as a member then reserve a car online or by phone. Gas and insurance are always included in the low hourly and daily rates.


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:

Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall has two electric vehicle charging stations.


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:

Telecommuting can only be approved by the president of the university.


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)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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