Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Haven
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Laura Miller
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Office of Facilities
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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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:
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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:

The University of New Haven offers the ChargerGo Pass, a special transportation pass for University of New Haven students who do not have a traditional parking pass for a vehicle. The ChargerGo Pass is valid for unlimited trips during each semester on all CT transit local buses. In addition, the University of New Haven offers free shuttle rides to and from the West Haven and New Haven Train Stations. West Haven Train Station route runs Monday-Friday from 6:05am to 10PM and Sunday from 5:30 PM- 10PM. The New Haven Train Station route run Sunday from 5:30 PM- 10 PM.


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:

The University of New Haven’s partnership with CT rides program offers a guaranteed return trip program to students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the University of New Haven offers After-Hours Campus Courtesy Van Service which stops at The Atwood Apartment (off-campus student housing), St. Paul’s Church, Marvin K Peterson Library, Maxcy Hall, Hoffman Street Lot, North Campus. The van service runs Monday -Friday from 6 PM – midnight.


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:

The University of New Haven has access to commuting vans through the CT Rides program. Individuals pay a monthly fee, which provides them with the van, insurance, maintenance and fuel. Additional benefits include an emergency ride home, roadside assistance, and eligibility for commuter rewards. The vanpool consists of a group of 7 to 15 people traveling together to work in either a minivan or a 12-15 passenger van.


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:

The University of New Haven participates in Zipcar’s reduced rate for colleges and universities and maintains a Zipcar fleet of six cars. All cars are easily accessible at the university’s front entrance parking lot and available for use by students, faculty, and staff. The cost is $7.50 per hour. Car reservations include fuel, insurance, and 180 miles per day. Please see link below: https://www.zipcar.com/universities/pricing?affiliate_id=808520311&uni_name=University%20of%20New%20Haven


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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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:

During the summer, the university implements a modified summer schedule for most full-time Administrative Staff and Clerical/Technical Employees. Full-time employees under the modified summer hours program will be scheduled to work four days at 7.5 hours per day with a half hour lunch period and five hours on the fifth day with no lunch. All University departments, except Facilities Services Department and the University Police Department, will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoons.


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:

The University of New Haven offers two low emission vehicle parking space that can be found in Celentano Hall parking lot.


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