In addition to providing excellent service for our campus community, Transportation Services strives for more sustainable commuting options in an effort to reduce our collective impact on the environment. Our team is here to offer education and support to help you lower your carbon footprint as we all move toward a more sustainable future.
Commute Reduction aims to encourage students, faculty and staff to avoid the use of Single Occupancy Vehicle trips to and from campus as much as possible. This type of commuting is least efficient when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint and can also be the least cost effective for the commuter--you!
Instead, consider switching to or mixing in alternate commuting options that will benefit both you and the environment.
For those that live locally, biking and walking are great options that are virtually harmless to the environment and excellent for your health! Don't have a bike? Learn how to rent one through UW Tacoma's partnership with Lime.
Share the ride with fellow Huskies! Transportation Services offers resources to connect with others looking to reduce their commuting impact and even expenses.
Should you make the switch to a more sustainable commute, such as public transit, biking or walking, and find yourself in need of a vehicle, there are several options for UW Tacoma students, faculty and staff, including discounted Zipcar, UCAR and motor pool.
Get Personalized Commuting Help
Overwhelmed by your options? Don't know where to start?
Transportation Services is here with personalized support to help find the best commute for your needs.
Employees, are you worried that switching your commute may leave you stranded in the event of an emergency at home? Or that you'll miss the last train when work keeps you late? If you've made the switch from your single-driver vehicle, you have options to get home when plans change suddenly.
To measure UW Tacoma's progress toward sustainable commuting, Transportation Services surveys the campus every year to measure the campus drive alone rate and the percentage of sustainable commutes. In 2016, the survey results showed a 70 percent drive alone rate; the 2018 Student U-PASS showed a 50 percent rating with the other 50 being sustainable commutes.