Working Groups

Transportation

Working Group

The Transportation Working Group is a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, and community members working toward sustainable tranportation solutions on Indiana University's campus.

The Transportation Working Group investigates and enacts measures to address threats to sustainability posed by single-occupancy vehicles. The Working Group aims to provide and improve alternative transportation solutions, i.e. carpooling/ridesharing, bicycling, public transit, and walking.

Membership

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MemberTitleEmail (@indiana.edu)
Adam ThiesAssistant Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilitiesathies
Julie HardestyCo-Chair; Faculty (Metadata Analyst and Assistant Librarian Wells Library)jlhardes
Haley EricksonWorking Group Internheericks
Amanda TurnipseedParking Services Staffakellis
Amanda WilsonMotor Pool Staffamawilso
Benjamin CowleyIUSA E-Committee Chair; Law Student (2018)bhcowley
Ben WallaceStudentbenfwall
Beth RosenbargerCity of Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinatorrosenbab
Bill BrownDirector of IU Office of Sustainabilitybrownwm
Bob FlynnUITS Cloud Technology Supportreflynn
Braden PalmoreStudentbcpalmore
David GoodSPEA Facultygood
Doug JohnsonPublic Safety Director, IUPDjohnsodo
Eoban BinderWFIU Director of Digital Mediaebinder
Julie BautersCo-Chair; Staff (Budgetary Administration)jbauters
Matthew WolfSPEA Studentwolfmatt
Niccole BrownAssistant Coordinator (Operations), IU Outdoor Adventuresbrownnc
Niccola PohlProfessor, Chemistrynpohl
Paul SullivanCapital Planning and Facilities Staffpsulliva
Perry MaullCo-Chair; Campus Bus Operations Managerpjmaull
Ryan SkaggsIU Police Department, Bike Patrol Leaderrdskaggs
Scott MichaelUITS Research Analystscamicha
Scott ShackelfordKelley Facultysjshacke
Shane KearneySoftware/Technology Specialistshankear
Tristan JohnsonLandscape Architectural Project Managerjohnsotb
Kevin WhitedTransportation Demand Managerkwhited
History

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The IU Task Force on Sustainability (IUSTF) created the Transportation Working Group in 2007 to address transportation issues on the IUB campus and in the surrounding community. With the establishment of the IU Office of Sustainability in 2009, the IUSTF transitioned into the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB). The Transportation Working Group continues its research and programming as one of seven CSAB working groups.

Mission

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To promote a sustainable transportation system that will provide safe access and mobility for students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to ensure that individuals have a broad range of safe and convenient transportation options to walk, bicycle, carpool, or ride public transit to and around campus.

Goals

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  • The Campus Sustainability Advisory Board outlines in their publication "A Decade of Sustainability - 2020 Vision" that by the year 2020, there will be 20% reduction in single occupancy vehicles on campus. In order to achieve that goal, alternative transportation infrastructures must be expanded and improved.

    The 2010 IUB Campus Master Plan states a goal to "increase the use of lower impact modes of transportation in lieu of reliance on single-occupancy vehicles." Learn more about the Campus Master Plan's discussion on alternative transportation.

  • Collaborate with the City and County to develop better routes for pedestrians and bicyclists to get into campus.
  • Encourage more car- or van-pooling for those that live outside the city, by using a combination of effective transit alternatives and pricing incentives.
  • Look at expanding the bus system to cover some of the major population areas outside of the city.
  • For those living closer to campus, there are significant opportunities to reduce single-vehicle transport, through more attractive and safer access to campus by foot, bike, and public transit, in combination with pricing incentives through parking operations.
Recent Progress

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In November 2012, the Transportation Working Group assisted in publishing the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan, prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.. The TDM provides strategies for the future of transportation at IU, focusing on the reduction of single-occupancy vehicle commutes. The IU Bloomington Campus Master Plan, published in 2010, called for a TDM study to be performed in order to understand the commuting behavior of students and faculty and the viable routes to improving the transportation structure of the campus. The TDM Plan will help guide future infrastructural decisions for the university.

Learn more about the TDM here.

To read our recent minutes, please visit our Box folder below. 

See some of our recent accomplishments below.

  • 2016-2017
    • IU Hires its first Transportation Demand Manager, Kevin Whited
  • 2012-2013
    • Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives, Tim Clark partnered with campus and Bloomington groups in improving the cycling community of the region.
  • 2011-2012
    • Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives, Hannah Hunt
    • Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiative, Kevin Sonoff laid the groundwork and Tim Clark continued the effort in researching bringing a bicycle sharing network to IU.
    • Fall 2011: Bicycle Steering Committee Established, providing voice for campus cyclists
    • Research intero Bicycle Share Programs
  • 2010-2011
    • Academic Year Intern: Any O'Shea
  • 2009-2010
    • Carsharing Implementation Study, Summer 2009: Sarah Germann evaluated the alternatives of the adoption and implementation of a University carsharing program. She also evaluated the variables and outcomes from other University’s carsharing programs
    • Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure, Academic Year 2009-2010: Andy Davis identified and evaluated ways to support IUB and the Bloomington community as they develop short and long term ways to implement alternative transportation projects.
    • Feasibility of Acquiring Alternatively Fueled Buses, Academic Year 2009-2010: Ashleigh Klingman assessed the feasibility of purchasing alternatively-fueled buses for the IU fleet as well as the impact these buses could have on sustainability at IU.
    • Spring 2010: ZipCar begins offering carsharing at IUB, decreasing demand for private vehicles
  • 2008-2009
    • Summer 2008: Alternative Transportation Planning, Summer 2008: Julie Harpring and Mike Steinhoff worked on alternative transportation initiatives for IU students and staff, including the development of an online map of designated cycling routes in Bloomington and on Campus.
    • Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure, Academic Year 2008-2009: Patrick Bourland worked to identify several deficiencies in the provision of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on campus.
    • Transportation Demand Management, Academic Year 2008-2009: Wes Kocher researched policies enacted at peer institutions and explored options for implementation at IUB.
  • 2007
    • Transportation Survey, Summer 2007: Justin Naab worked to quantify how people get to work and school and what constraints may limit individual transportations choices and/or desires.