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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-T2-32: Carpool/Vanpool Matching

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Mark Ellis
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution participate in a carpool/vanpool matching program?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

To promote carpooling, the GW NuRide program connects GW commuters from around the DC area. The GW community also has access to both the Commuter Connection and Guaranteed Ride Home programs. Details on each are outlined below.

GW has partnered with NuRide, a flexible ridesharing program that encourages and rewards carpooling. The free program serves GW employees at the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Campuses. Users can sign up for one ride or for recurring rides, commuting, errands or other travel needs. Registered “riders” earn reward points for each carpool ride found on the NuRide site. Reward points can be redeemed online for retail gift cards, discounts, and event tickets.

GW residents can also join the Commuter Connections ridematching program, which allows individuals to find others who live and work nearby, have similar work schedules, and are interested in carpooling and/or vanpooling to and from work. Commuter Connection’s ridesharing technology allows users to view an interactive and comprehensive list of all potential ridesharing partners in their area. In addition, Commuter Connections grants GW staff, students, and faculty access to its Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) service, which provides up to four free taxi rides home per year for registered commuters who take public transportation, carpool, walk, and bike to work.

GW's enrollment in NuRide and Commuter Connections/GRH are part of a collective ongoing to promote more sustainable transportation options to and from campus.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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