Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 2.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

UT Dallas has bike racks located throughout campus. Showers and locker rooms for bicycle commuters are located in the Activity Center, Recreational Center West, and the Synergy Park North buildings.

Campus Map
http://www.utdallas.edu/maps/


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Short and long-term bicycle storage racks are located near every building on-campus. This also includes the residence halls and the University Village apartments. The distance of the bike racks from the buildings are not confirmed.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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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:

UT Dallas has partnered with Zagster to establish a bicycle sharing program. The bicycle sharing stations are located near Residence Hall North, Green Hall, Johnson School of Management Building, Phase 1 Apartments and near Parking Lots A/B. Costs for membership is $15 and $1 per hour when riding. This on-campus annual program is only available to UT Dallas students, staff, and faculty.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

-Free DART Transit Pass for Students
-Discounted DART Transit Pass for Staff and Faculty
-Comet Cab (Free on-campus transportation service for students, staff, and faculty)
-Comet Cruiser (Free shuttle bus that serves UT Dallas and the surrounding community. This shuttle does not require a pass or identification from passengers)


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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:

UT Dallas has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the campus. The university Zipcar fleet includes a variety of vehicles which have reserved parking spaces at several locations on-campus. Special membership rates are provided to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and members of the community.

https://www.utdallas.edu/services/transit/zip/


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 Dallas has 8 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations located on-campus. The stations are open to campus users and the general public. In partnership with Blink, UT Dallas is identified on a map that illustrates all locations where there is a charging station.

http://www.blinknetwork.com/blinkMap.html


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:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Dallas to permit telecommuting as provided by this policy when, in the sole discretion of the University, it will enhance the productivity of the employee and the work unit.

http://policy.utdallas.edu/utdbp3048


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

UT Dallas Comet Discounts includes local apartment housing. Many apartments located near UT Dallas offer discounts on rent, fees, and/or deposits.

http://www.utdallas.edu/hr/benefits/discount/#housing


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

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

UT Dallas has five bicycle repair stations located on-campus that are free and open for public use. These stations are equipped with QR codes for smartphone users, which link to videos about basic bike repairs.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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