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SmartWay Transport Partnership (In Progress)

Project History

  • 3/25/2021

    Please see the attached March newsletter regarding the SmartWay program.

  • 1/26/2021

    Please see the attached for the January newsletter regarding the SmartWay program.


The University of Illinois is an Affiliate of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transportation Partnership. The SmartWay program aims to reduce global freight emissions by providing strategies for shippers and carriers to adopt more sustainable practices. While Dining Services joined the program in 2013, the University will now be able to make these changes on a campus-wide scale as an Affiliate.

SmartWay Transport®” is a registered service mark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


The University of Illinois was the first academic institution that joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.  "As the first-ever academic institution to register in SmartWay, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads the way for universities and other institutions to work as shippers in SmartWay and engage with their carriers and suppliers to improve freight efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions from goods movement while also helping enhance our nation's energy security,” said Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Morgan White

    Project Leader:

    Sinead Soltis, F&S Sustainability Intern

    Team Members:

    • Aaron Finder, Purchasing Division
    • Julie Townsend, University Contracts
    • Barb Childers, Illini Union Document Services
    • Travis Molitor, F&S Stores and Receiving
    • Abby Culloton, Engineering undergrad volunteer
    • Dan Hiser, F&S Transportation

    Prior Contacts:

    • Dominic Piazza
    • Warren Lavey
    • Julie Townsend, Contract Services
    • Ryan Johnson, Purchasing


  • Proposed by Warren Lavey
    Investigated February 26, 2020
    Investigated by Abby Culloton
    Approved June 19, 2020
    Approved by Avijit Ghosh, Comptroller
    Started May 1, 2013
    Started by Dawn Aubrey


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