Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
Tier2-11: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 / Tina Woolston
Director
Office of Sustainability

This credit was marked as Not Applicable for the following reason:

Institution is located in a community that has prohibited idling.

Massachusetts General Law (MGL Chapter 90, Section 16A) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) idling reduction regulation (310 CMR 7.11(1)(b)) both prohibit unnecessary vehicle idling by stating that the engine must be shut down if the vehicle will be stopped for more than five minutes.

Tufts University Medford campus is hosted by the communities of Medford and Somerville. Medford has an idling ban on all diesel buses (school buses especially), and Somerville has embarked on a strong anti-idling campaign.

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