|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2016|
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Director of Transportation
Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) offers bicycle racks in strategic locations throughout campus and storage facilities at Housing and Residential Life.
Bicycle racks located outside all residential and non-residential buildings. Long-term storage facilities located in two of campus residence halls.
Although there is not a policy at this time, UC Merced Transportation and Parking Services collaborates with both the City of Merced and Merced County to assist with planning for bicycle pathways leading to the campus.
UC Merced partners with our local transit authorities to provide scheduled transportation support for students, staff and faculty throughout Merced and to all major housing locations off-campus.
For those participating in our Vanpool program, and have signed up for our Commuter Club, a GRT program is offered. For carpool participants, clean-air commuter cards are offered to support riders with extenuating circumstances.
TAPS provides both vanpool and carpool programs. We offer dedicated spaces within our campus lots for those choosing alternative transportation options.
TAPS offers Zipcar as the campus car sharing program, which is accessible to students, staff and faculty. Our campus offers 3 dedicated vehicles and 3 spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for reservations to the program.
TAPS provides two Level 2 charging stations and four Level 1 stations. TAPS has submitted application for funding to increase the number of Level 2 stations offered at UC Merced.
UC Merced standard practice is to offer telecommuting opportunities authorized through administration, and to continue offering flexible scheduling to accommodate staff and faculty needs.
The most common types of compressed workweek are:
4/10 schedule (four 10-hour days per week).
9/80 schedule (80 hours in a two week period worked over nine days instead of ten).
Compressed workweek is intended to create flexible conditions that help employees integrate their work and personal lives more effectively and better manage issues such as commuting, caregiving, continuing education, and community service. Successful compressed workweek arrangements serve the needs both of individual employees and their work unit/departments. The focus of the arrangement is on job performance and meeting operational needs. A written agreement clarifying both parties’ expectations is required.
Our campus is remote – at this time, no incentive or programs exist due to our location.
TAPS continues to provide alternative fuel options for both our fleet vehicles and the transit systems we use (i.e. natural gas, electric vehicles, hybrids). We utilize solar meters in our high-mobility lot to encourage short-term visitor parking with zero energy consumption. Our campus is an active member of the Commute Connection Program, which offers additional incentives and subsidies for those choosing alternative and sustainable transportation options. TAPS is also working diligently, in partnership with the City of Merced to provide a transportation hub (park and ride) located in a major off-campus student housing location.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.