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167174-1 Report Abstract

Toward a Green Campus: A Transportation Strategy for Texas A&M University

Mohamadreza Farzaneh, Jae Su Lee, Tara Ramani, Laura Higgins, and Josias Zietsman,Texas A&M University, March 2009, 133 pp. (167174-1)

This research study produces a recommended sustainable transportation implementation plan for Texas A&M University (TAMU) to enhance the environmental performance of its campus transportation system. To achieve the goal, this study followed a historical design approach using existing documents and materials, along with the knowledge gained from interviews with campus transportation services and from site visits to a selected sample of universities whose size characteristics are similar to TAMU and who have successfully implemented sustainable transportation strategies. A series of data collection efforts was also conducted to provide a general picture of parking usage and parking users at TAMU.

The recommended implementation plan consists of an organizational framework of a sustainable campus transportation system as well as a series of specific strategies addressing different elements of such a system. It is concluded that TAMU needs to shift its approach to campus transportation from the current practice of providing to an approach based on controlling single-occupancy vehicular traffic to campus and improving its alternative transportation options, such as walking, biking, and transit.


Keywords: Campus Transportation, Sustainable Transportation, Alternative Transportation

SUMMARY REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 4 MB)