Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-T2-29: Mass Transit Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:

A brief description of the program(s), (s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

UC Davis meets the criteria for this credit by offering discounted transit passes for four regional transit agencies, discounted Commuter Checks and a subsidized intercampus shuttle between the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Additionally, undergraduate students pay a portion of their registration fees for full access to the Unitrans system.

Subsidized transit passes and Commuter Checks are available for UC Davis students, staff and faculty through the UC Davis alternative transportation program, the goClub. Discounts include 10-ride and monthly transit passes for use on buses operated by four different regional transit agencies; Commuter Checks for use at Amtrak; and UC Davis TAPS subsidizes the cost of an intercampus shuttle that runs between the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

The standard discount provided by TAPS for a monthly transit pass or Commuter Check is $23. 10-ride transit passes and Commuter Checks are also available for those who commute on a part time basis at a standard discount of $18 per pass. Customers may enroll in pre-tax payroll deduction or purchase transit passes and Commuter Checks by check. Additional benefits available for commuters using the train or transit are complimentary occasional use daily parking permits and access to the emergency ride home program.

Currently, there are approximately 450 individuals utilizing these discounted bus passes and Commuter Checks each month.

Further information can be found at:

goClub train program: http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/train/

UC Davis /UCDMC Shuttle: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/parking/transportation/intercampus_shuttle/

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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