Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Covered bicycle parking is located in the garages, and shower facilities and lockers are available at the fitness center


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bicycle racks are available within 50ft of most but not all occupied buildings.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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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:

Free bus passes are provided to those who live in the area and trade in their parking pass.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

UMass Medical School participates in the Emergency Ride Home program through the MassRides Baystate Commute program


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:

UMMS is a partner of the MassRIDES Baystate Commute program through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Preferential parking is available in the Pine Tree Lot for carpool/vanpool participants.


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:

UMMS owns some fleet of vehicles that are available for employees/department to use during the day for local travel.


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:

Yes, the university has two level 2 charging stations and six “trickle” outlets, and three Tesla Wall Charger installed in the First Road employee garage.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

UMass Medical School offers four types of flexible work arrangements. They are: flextime, compressed work week, telecommuting/alternative work site and reduced hours/part‐time. Any employee may submit a proposal for a flexible work arrangement. However, not all jobs are suitable for such an arrangement and each case must be considered by the responsible supervisor or manager. However, supervisors/managers are encouraged to give positive consideration to requests where they meet the needs of both UMMS and the individual.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

Through the Baystate Commute program from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) employees who log in "green commutes" are eligible to earn points and redeem prizes.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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