Travel Reduction Programs
For more detailed information on the programs below, click on the subject title.The University of Arizona encourages faculty, staff, students, and community visitors to consider available travel reduction suggestions in support of:
- contingent work group and academic planning strategies in response to emerging and anticipated emergency, medical and disaster occurrences
- work/life effectiveness
- lower stress and anxiety for improved quality of life experiences
- lower vehicle emissions
- lower traffic congestion during routine and scheduled construction routes
- reduced numbers of single occupant vehicles
- reduced auto fuel, insurance and maintenance costs
- a healthier and more productive scholastic, work, cultural and community environment.
Parking and Transportation Services (PTS)partners with University colleagues in support of related, work/life issues.
Travel Reduction Suggestions parking.arizona.edu
Zimride Carpool and Rideshare program - Join your fellow Wildcats who are sharing rides with friends and classmates through UA Zimride. In seconds you can set up a profile, search for open seats, or post a ride of your own.
Open to students, faculty and staff. It is assigned to three or more people per vehicle, you share the cost of the parking permit and the parking permit can be transferred between vehicles. Carpool vehicles park at existing premier parking locations.
This service is open to all UA employees and students and has been implemented by Pima Association of Governments providing a monthly subsidy in 2012 of $400.00 per van, which consists of 5-15 riders. VPSI provides the vans, insurance, maintenance, and fuel card. Parking and Transportation Services provides the Vanpool with a 100% subsidized parking permit at existing premier parking locations on the UA campus. Average cost per rider ranges from $50 to $100 per month depending on mileage, number of riders and van size.
This program offers commuters a free computer matching service for people interested in carpooling / vanpooling. For those registered with the matching service and who carpool to work, the regional Guaranteed Ride Home program provides free taxi rides home from work when carpoolers have conflicts and need to leave work early or stay late. UA employees and students (students must be 18 years and older) may participate in the ride matching service. (see Sun Rideshare)
Open to students, faculty and staff, the U-Pass gives you unlimited use of Sun Tran, Tucson's public transit system, seven days a week. Semester, academic and annual bus passes are offered and Parking and Transportation Services pays up to 50% of the cost of the full fare rate. Currently five bus routes come directly onto campus and an additional seven routes service the campus perimeter.
This service offers five fixed transit routes that service the UA campus. Shuttles go on and off campus to over 45 designated stops. Three routes also service six off-campus "Park and Ride Lots". Shuttles operate Monday through Friday 6:30am to 6:30pm. An evening "Night Cat" shuttle operates on campus Monday through Friday 6:00pm to 12:30am.
Approximately 10,700 free bicycle parking spaces are available on campus. Cyclists can also park with added security in one of our fee-based bicycle lockers or our conveniently located bicycle enclosures located throughout campus. Further information regarding physical activity and related resources in support of your well being is available from UA Life & Work connections Worksite Wellness Program http://lifework.arizona.edu/wsw/
Walking is a good commute alternative for employees who live less than 4 miles from the work site. It is also one of the most popular exercise activities today - great for your overall health and well-being. Did you know that you can reach one side of campus to other in about 10 minutes on foot? Further information regarding physical activity and related resources in support of your well being is available from UA Life & Work connections Worksite Wellness Program http://lifework.arizona.edu/wsw/
There are six Park and Ride lots available in the area surrounding campus for those ecologically-minded students and employees. All Park and Ride Lots are located on the Cat Tran route system with easy access to the Main campus with service every 10, 15, and 20 minutes.
Available to employees that do not have a parking permit and their usual means of transportation are riding a bike, taking the bus or carpooling. Provides to the commuting employee the opportunity to purchase up to 12 one day scratch-off parking permits for those occasions where the employee needs to use their car.
An on campus service provided to faculty, staff, students, and public participants in University programs who have a temporary or permanent impairment that creates a need for special transportation services. Service hours are from 7:30am to 5:45pm, Monday thru Friday. The Cart Service helps reduces traffic congestion on campus.
Program allows an employee or student a ride free of charge in case of an emergency. Parking and Transportation Services provides a taxi cab to any location serviced by the taxi company within Pima County. Service is Monday to Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm excluding Holidays. A Cat Card must be shown for eligibilty.
PTS users considering work/life options, such as using the University’s Flexible Work Arrangements Guide in exploring travel reduction choices, are encouraged to contact the appropriate resource below for more information.
Human Resources www.hr.arizona.edu
UA Life & Work Connections http://lifework.arizona.edu
Information and consultations regarding work flexibility, workforce trends and managing work and life responsibilities.
Flexible Work Arrangement Guide
Individual employees and managers may request Work/Life Support consultations concerning this Guide. Proposal tips, model descriptions and more are at http://lifework.arizona.edu/wls/fwa
Employee Career and Advising Services for Individuals
To complement one’s Work/Life Support consultation, individual employees may contact Employee Career and Advising Services on a wide range of work issues. Visit http://www.hr.arizona.edu/employee_and_career_advising/home
Consulting Services for Managers
To complement one’s Work/Life Support consultation, individual managers may contact HR Consulting Services regarding workplace culture, communication and organizational design. Visit http://www.hr.arizona.edu/about_hrcs.
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