The Transportation SWATeam made the following recommendation on 4/3/2020:
The Transportation goal on “reducing single-occupancy vehicle usage” is promising in terms of addressing a number of sustainability objectives such as reducing traffic, congestion, energy consumption, and pollution. One of the possible avenues toward this goal is a campus faculty/staff ride-sharing program for those with steady work hours who are looking for a cost-effective way to commute. This recommendation will
- conduct a survey to examine the key factors influencing commuters’ decision to participate, policy and incentive mechanisms that properly address the interests of the commuters and other stakeholders (e.g., Parking, F&S);
- develop a model to support the design and operation of the system (such as pricing, service frequency), and
- long-term, implement a pilot program on campus.
Attached is the SWATeam recommendation Trans012 Carpool Survey with comments from Transportation SWATeam members.