Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

UTA has bike-share program with Blue Duck featuring 250 e-bikes available for rent. These dockless bikes have designated pick-up and drop-off locations scattered all over campus at any existing bike rack and a few additional high-traffic areas. .

Riders can elect to pay-per-use, or purchase a monthly, semester, or annual membership for discounted rides. All memberships and rides are purchased through the Blue Duck mobile app.

Complimentary $10 credit for all "@mavs.uta.edu" email addresses first time they register with Blue Duck
200 free helmets distributed annually
Pay-per-use: $1.25 to unlock + $0.40/minute
Monthly membership- $35/month
Semester membership- $29/month
Annual membership- $23.91/month
**Memberships include 30 minutes of ride time daily
Low-income access- 50% discount on every ride.

https://sustainability.uta.edu/campus-initiatives/transportation/


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Starting fall 2010, the UT Arlington community is able to rent an environmentally friendly car by the hour or day, all for a low price through the Zip Car program

Connect cars are available by the hour or day, and the low rate includes gas; insurance, including coverage for the Connect car; GPS navigation; an iPod adaptor; Bluetooth technology; 24-hour roadside assistance; support of a 24-hour in-house member care center; and in-car communication, allowing drivers to reach the member care center with the touch of a button.
https://sustainability.uta.edu/campus-initiatives/transportation/


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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:

UT Arlington offers several electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use. Customers can find the exact location, port status, purchase and pay for their charge using the Chargepoint app

EV stations are available at the following locations:

1 Station, 2 ports total: LOT 26 located at 1301 W. Mitchell St., Arlington, TX, 76019
2 Stations, 4 ports total: Maverick Parking Garage located at 708 S. West St. Arlington Texas 76019, and College Park Central Garage located at 500 S. Center Street, Arlington, TX, 76019


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:

none


Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

PARK AND RIDE
UT Arlington Parking and Transportation Services operates a free campus shuttle bus system for all UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and guests. Special express routes connect Maverick Stadium and the Central Library. The last shuttles of the day leave from the stadium at 5:30 p.m. and the Business building at 6 p.m. Buses run on a limited schedule when classes are not in session. Routes and hours of operation may be altered to meet changing University needs. For up-to-date information on routes and the shuttle schedule, check the shuttle map.

RIDE SHARING in partnership with North Central Texas Council of Govt.
UT Arlington encourages the community to share a ride to campus by registering on tryparkingit.com to find carpool or vanpool matches. On the site users can log shared commutes and receive an estimate of the miles you’ve saved and harmful emissions you’ve helped reduce.

VIA- ON-DEMAND RIDESHARE PROGRAM
The City of Arlington, in partnership with Via, is among the first cities in the nation to offer on-demand ride sharing as a public transportation solution. Riders can book a seat in a six-passenger Mercedes-Benz van through the Via app, and Via’s sophisticated technology will match them with others going their way. Rides are just $3 per trip. The Via rideshare service is available in Arlington Monday through Saturday, with service hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Accessible vehicles are available for customers who use wheelchairs.
The Via service area encompasses Downtown and the City’s vibrant Cultural Arts District, the University of Texas at Arlington, the Entertainment District, and the area around Arlington Memorial Hospital. Riders can also connect to the TRE Centreport/DFW Airport Station, where they can then catch a commuter train to Dallas or Fort Worth. Up-to-date service area maps and operating hours is always available through the free Via app or the Via website at www.ridewithvia.com/arlington.

NEW APP FOR REAL-TIME SHUTTLE TRACKING

UTA’s new real-time tracking app for shuttle buses is TapRide by DoubleMap. The new app will provide more accurate arrival times. You also can use the TapRide by DoubleMap app to request courtesy escort rides, similar to Uber. This on-demand, point-to-point service operates on campus 7 p.m.-3 a.m. seven days a week. The service is available to all UTA students, staff, and faculty with an active NetID.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
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