Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.47 / 1.00 Karin Groth
Director of Transportation
Facilities Management
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 5
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 60
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 2
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:

A brief description of the institution’s efforts to support alternative fuel and power technology in its motorized fleet:

Existing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Programs

1. Subsidized transit
2. Ridesharing and Carsharing opportunities
3. Carpool and vanpool incentives
4. Emergency Ride Home Program (for employees)
5. Bicycle incentives
6. Marketing/Educational campaigns focused on alternative transportation options
7. Increased the number of clean air commuter permits for eligible carpools to promote ridesharing
8. Secured grants to fund purchase of fuel efficient and low emission fleet vehicles
9. Electric charging stations in the North Bowl, LeGrand and Library Lots
10. Annual surveying of campus community commuting patterns
11. Information table at both New Student Orientations (NSO) and New Employee Orientations (NEO)
12. ZipCar self-service, on-demand car sharing & Zimride rideshare and commute programs

What We are Working on
1. Bicycle program
2. Refinement of marketing and advertising campaign of "UC Merced Commuter Club" to increase participation in alternative transportation initiatives
3. Increase the number of electric charging stations for electric carts

Future Goals
1. Expansion of hybrid and/or battery-operated fleet
2. Reduction of Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOC) Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) rates through aggressive marketing and development of incentives to participate in alternative transportation programs (i.e. message boards, departmental competitions)
3. Adapt a clean-fleet procurement policy
4. Standardize fleet ordering cycles
5. Zero-emission vehicle incentives

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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