Transportation Working Group

By the Fall of 2013 it was apparent that a variety of groups were pursuing various   aspects of ground transportation related to Tufts’ three Massachusetts campuses. A Transportation Working Group was created to ensure that the changes proposed or initiated were examined and coordinated in a cohesive manner and will comprehensively work together to create safer, healthier and more beautiful campuses while simultaneously leveraging coordinated resources to reduce expenditures on transportation assets.

The reasons for creating a Transportation Working Group were fourfold:

  1. Implement programs designed to comply with state and local regulations, including transportation demand management to reduce single-occupancy vehicle use for commuting (required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection) and public review requirements likely to be necessitated by future campus growth.
  2. Reduce costs in line with TEAM, and investigate new solutions that will reduce the cost to Tufts of vehicle ownership
  3. Manage the acquisition, use and ownership of university vehicles in accordance with industry best practices
  4. Address the transportation needs of students and employees

The Working Group is made up of students, faculty and staff from across the University.

Structure

The working group is divided into two task forces:

Fleet Management & Student Drivers

 

Goals

  1. Create a Fleet Management plan for Tufts, addressing acquisition, administration and management, use, etc.
  2. Create a clear set of protocols and policies surrounding use of university vehicles
  3. Create a set of protocols and policies regarding operations of university vehicles

 

Transportation Demand Management

 

Create a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan that will:

  1. Reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles
  2. Optimize how people move around and between campuses
  3. Improve pedestrian/cyclist safety and campus aesthetics
  4. Reduce the parking burden on high demand satellite locations
  5. Support the use of alternative fuel vehicles
  6. Fund TDM strategies
  7. Address transportation needs of students
  8. Select an effective parking fee model that supports the TDM goals
  9. Sustain TDM programs over time (governance/organizational support)
  10. Measure success

 

Members of the Transportation Working Groups:

 

Fleet Management:

    • Jesse Carreiro, Facilites
    • Louis Galvez III, Administrative Services, Parking
    • Bill Gehling, Athletics
    • Donna Golemme, Operations
    • Joe Golia, Office for Campus Life
    • Brian Gordon, Athletics
    • Mark Keith, Public Safety and Enforcement
    • Leah Knobler, Student Affairs
    • Kevin Maguire, Public and Environmental Safety
    • Bret Murray, Risk Management
    • Paul Page, Purchasing
    • Bruce Reitman, Campus Life/Student Affairs
    • Bob Reppucci, Facilities
    • Barbara Rubel, Community Relations
    • Linda Snyder, Operations
    • Anastassiia Sullivan, Public and Environmental Safety
    • Paul Wagner, Purchasing
    • John Walker, Finance
    • Tina Woolston, Office of Sustainability

Transportation Demand Management:

    • Mark Chase, UEP Professor
    • Sheila Chisholm, Facilities
    • Louis Galvez III, Administrative Services, Parking
    • Kristine Keeney, UEP Graduate Student
    • Anthony Keevan, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston
    • Mark Keith, Public Safety and Enforcement
    • Leah Knobler, Student Affairs
    • Robert Joseph, TCU Senate President, Tufts Transit Coalition, A15
    • Kevin Maguire, Public and Environmental Safety
    • Christine McColgan, Human Resources
    • Bret Murray, Risk Management
    • Easwaran Narassimhan, Fletcher Graduate Student
    • Paul Page, Purchasing
    • Jean Poteete, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Jeanne Quealy, Operations
    • Barbara Rubel, Community Relations
    • Linda Snyder, Operations
    • Lois Stanley, University Planning
    • Paul Wagner, Purchasing
    • John Walker, Finance
    • Tina Woolston, Office of Sustainability