Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.13
Liaison Traci Knabenshue
Submission Date March 3, 2021

STARS v2.2

West Virginia University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 1.00 Clement Solomon
Transportation and Parking
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

WVU offers Zimride which is a carpool program. In order to participate there must be 2 or more individuals and one person is the allocated permit holder. The additional members receive 18 free scratch off permits with the option of purchasing up to 10 additional permits at $5/permit for the year in case they need to drive separately on a few occasions throughout the year. WVU also offers a short-term rental car sharing program called Zipcar. Zipcar is available 24/7 to provide students, faculty, and staff with a great method of alternative transportation. Zipcar vehicles are conveniently located on on both the Evansdale and Downtown Campuses.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

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

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?:

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:

WVU is home to the world’s only Public Rapid Transit (PRT) system. The PRT uses 69 computer operated, 100% electric vehicles to transport an average of 15,000 people per day across the Morgantown campus. The PRT system is free to WVU students and employees, and the general public pays 50 cents per trip. WVU provides free access to the Mountain Line System for all students and employees. All buses within the Mountain Line fleet are equipped with bicycle racks to accommodate cyclists. WVU became West Virginia's first university to become a Bike Friendly University in 2019. Recent activities include installing shared lane markings on campus mileage and planning for bike access to WVU's new Business & Economics building. WVU’s main campus has over 30 bicycle racks available to the public. Among these locations, the Mountaineer Station provides indoor bicycle storage and shower facilities to cyclists. Students and employees are encouraged to utilize Adventure WV’s bicycle rental program at the low rate of $7.50 per day.

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

Although WVU does not supply electric vehicle recharging stations. Electric vehicle users may plug directly into an electrical outlet at one central location on campus called the Mountainlair.

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