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Transportation Working Group Meeting Agenda Introduction Meeting Purpose and Working Group Role Review CEST Mission & Organization Transportation Issues and Opportunities Discussion Preliminary Strategies Development Next Steps Transportation
Transportation Working Group CEST Mission & Vision (adopted spring 2009) • Who we areThe Campus Environmental Sustainability Team (CEST) is a visionary, action-oriented group dedicated to learning about and advancing campus sustainability. • MissionOur mission is to create and implement multifaceted strategies across sustainability components that result in NC State as an environmentally, socially and economically balanced university. • VisionCEST catalyzes campus wide collaboration and shared responsibility to transform NC State into a sustainable community. Utilities & Engineering Services
ChancellorAppoint Co-Sustainability Officers Approve CEST recommendations Executive OfficersReview & forward CEST recommendations Co-Sustainability Officersfor Operations & Academics/ResearchCo-chair CESTPresent CEST recommendations for endorsement Campus Environmental Sustainability TeamAdministrative Advisory CommitteeSet direction through strategic planningProvide monitoring & accountability for adhering to strategic plan and commitments Advisory CEST Working GroupsDevelop & implement strategic & tactical planning Sustainability OfficeCEST/Working Group supportAccountability/metrics/reportingCommunication & outreachEvents/Earth Week Functional Academics/Research Buildings Energy & Water Land Use Materials & Purchasing Transportation Waste Reduction & Recycling Energy Council Capital Projects Management & Design & Construction Services Office of Energy Management Purchasing Dept. University Partners Waste Reduction & Recycling Environmental Health and Safety Resources Student Orgs. & Student Government University Architect’s Office Transportation Dept. Other Campus Offices Transportation
Transportation Working Group CEST Charge • Phase 1: Produce a NC State 5-year Sustainability Strategic Plan by Jan. 2010 • Phase 2: Participatein the creation of NC State’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), beginning Spring 2010 • Phase 3: Sustainability Tactical Plan and revisit Sustainability Strategic Plan once CAP completed • Contribute to Sustainability Annual Report & other scorecards Transportation
Sustainability Strategic Plan Climate Action Plan Energy & Water Land Use Buildings Materials & Purchasing Transportation Academics & Research Waste Reduction & Recycling Transportation 11/02/09
Transportation • Clarifying Our Focus: • Issues and Opportunities posed by NCSU’s Transportation system in the broader context of promoting “sustainable” policies and actions throughout the campus community. • Recommend transportation-related sustainability strategy elements and priorities for the next five years focused on “greener” campus system management alternatives and potential emission reductions supportive of carbon footprint reduction. Transportation
Transportation Sustainability • Transportation Sustainability Pressure Points • Facilities, Departmental and Wolfline Vehicle Fleets • -procurement and replacement practices • -“right” sizing of fleets • -fuel types and consumption levels • -vehicle miles traveled (to, from and around campus) • -operations management/best practices • Transportation Demand Management Tools • -local, regional and Wolfline transit • -carshare • -carpool/vanpool • -bicycle/pedestrian • -flexible schedules • -parking management • Design and Infrastructure • -transit access accommodation • -vehicle access to campus, roadways and traffic circulation system • -pedestrian and bicycle pathways Transportation
HOW CAN WE EFFECT TRANS. SYSTEM CHANGE? Transportation Office Leadership On Point Acknowledge Institutional Barriers Realistically Accept the Limits to Short-Term Behavioral Change Accelerate Incentives for Travel Mode Alternatives Raise Campus Wide “ Transportation Greenthink” Visibility Leverage Key Transportation System “ Players” that can Set the Tone for Future Sustainability Efforts Embrace Innovation and Technology Demonstrations Think Strategically but Implement Tactically Transportation
Transportation • Where Does Workgroup Go Next? • Formulate and Review 1-2 page Preliminary Strategy Piece • Meet again before November 20th to finalize Transportation