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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-T2-29: Mass Transit Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Geoff Rode
Director of Operations, Ancillary Services
Facilites & Operations
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), (s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

The University of Alberta offers three programs:

UNIVERSAL TRANSIT PASS (U-PASS)
http://uofa.ualberta.ca/upass
The Student Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) provides all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students with a transit pass that is valid 24 hours a day, seven days a week on all forms of municipal transit during the terms that students purchase the U-Pass. The U-Pass is discounted by 66 per cent of the full price. The institution subsidizes the cost of the pass to facilitate the discount.

FACULTY/STAFF ADMIN PASS
http://www.onecard.ualberta.ca/en/UsingYourONEcard/Transit.aspx
All faculty and staff receive a limited-use transit pass at no charge. This pass allows staff members to travel between North Campus and two other campuses (South Campus and Enterprise Square) via City of Edmonton light rail transit at no charge. The university also subsidizes the cost of this pass.

INTER-CAMPUS SHUTTLE
http://www.csj.ualberta.ca/index.php/navigation-secondaire/top-nav/etudiants-actuels/la-vie-etudiante/services-aux-etudiants/horaire-du-minibus/
All staff, students and faculty traveling between North Campus and Campus Saint-Jean are eligible for free shuttle service, operating hourly beginning at 7:35 a.m.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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