Transportation

Specific short-term goals identified in MxCC’s Climate Action Plan, 2015-2016:

ActionMeasurementAchievabilityStatus
Student Demographic ProfileBanner Student Data FilesAN
Faculty/Staff Demographic ProfileBanner Student Data Files AN
Student Transportation SurveyOnline Transportation Survey AN
Faculty/Staff Transportation SurveyOnline Transportation Survey AN
Estimate GHG emissions based on student VMTVMT** AlgorithmAAR
Estimate GHG emissions based on staff VMTVMT AlgorithmAAR
Develop methods to accurately record emissions from college-owned transportation sourcesPeriodic evaluation & measurement of college vehicle fleet useAAR
Encourage use of low energy, fuel efficient (LEFE) vehicles by faculty, staff and students, including motorcycles, electric vehicles (EV) and hybridsTo be included in climate action presentations & workshopsAN
Introduce and expand the use of alternative fuels in University fleet vehicles and provide adequate filling and charging infrastructureIntroduction of alternative fuels in fleet vehiclesAII
Provide preferred parking incentives, EV charging stations and other incentives to studentsProvision and use of parking incentives, charging stations, and other incentivesAII
Work with the local Transit Authority on developing cost-effective commuter options and bus route alternativesAlternative commuter and bus routes establishedAAR
Develop a University telecommuting policy and support its implementationPolicy development and change in telecommuting habitsAPC
Examine curricular scheduling to optimize program offering times to reduce student VMTRevised curriculumAN
Make purchasing carbon offsets part of the travel authorization (‘TA’) process when employees travel.Make part of the TA form.AN

* Achievable now (AN), achievable with additional resources (AAR), achievable through policy changes (APC), achievable through institutional investment (AII)