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600451-00042-1 Report Abstract

Exploring Sustainable Transportation for Texas Southern University

Gwen Goodwin, Sascha Sabaroche, and Walter Council, May 2014

Texas Southern University is a commuter campus with students, faculty, and staff traveling from the Greater Houston area to the university. Over the past few years, the TSU campus has made marked improvements to move towards a “greener” more sustainable campus with less impervious coverage. Despite this commitment, the campus still has not addressed how the university will decrease its carbon footprint and change the way people arrive at the campus. Adopting a multi-facetted approach to commuting where faculty, staff, and students have the sustainable commuting options: i.e. rideshare, transit, drive, and bicycle, as viable alternatives to get to the university. The literature and practices currently in use show these strategies are already working well at other campuses and could prove success at TSU as well.

Keywords: Campus Commutes, Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Commuting Options, Alternative Commutes to Universities

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