Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Todd Berven
Parking & Transportation Supervisor
Parking & Transportation
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:
Campus Shuttles, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) operate transit bus vehicles on campus and by agreement; the current understanding communicated from campus and the California Air Resources Board prohibits idling of bus vehicles for more than 5 minutes. The campus has set the standard lower; with documented idling for more than 3 minutes being reported to Campus and Transit Agency contacts. UC San Diego has instituted and excelled in implementing idling prohibitions outlined in the California Air Resources Board regulations at all loading docks, building areas, and transit terminals. These efforts address concerns regarding indoor air quality and the need to ensure that vehicle emissions do not enter the air intake systems at adjacent buildings. The campus bus system operates with strong idling restrictions to reduce emissions and conserve fuel. UC San Diego has pledged to implement and adapt the following vehicular source mitigation practices outlined in our Long Range Development Plan (LRDP Mitigation 4.3-1(a)) to reduce emissions from vehicles, as feasible. •The campus shall continue to actively pursue Transportation Demand Management to reduce reliance on private automobiles for travel to and from the campus. •Provide pedestrian-enhancing infrastructure to encourage pedestrian activity and discourage vehicle use. •Provide bicycle facilities to encourage bicycle use instead of driving. •Provide transit-enhancing infrastructure to promote the use of public transportation. •Provide facilities to accommodate alternative-fuel vehicles such as electric cars and CNG vehicles. There is public access to CNG fueling station on campus. •Improve traffic flows and congestion by timing of traffic signals to facilitate uninterrupted travel. •When the campus purchases new vehicles, the campus will evaluate the practicality and feasibility of acquiring low pollution vehicles that are appropriate for the task and will purchase these types of vehicles when practical and feasible. When replacing diesel engines in existing equipment, the campus will install up-to-date technology. •About 40% of UCSD transit fleet in Clean fuel CNG

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