Transportation Tomorrow Forum: Building Tomorrow's Commuting Program
SCENARIO | Transportation Services has been losing revenue since March when the shelter-in-place order came down. Without funding, our commuter program, the goClub, took a hit and we had to discontinue transit subsides and cease offering complimentary parking passes to members. (Note: We did bring back the complimentary parking pass through December 2020. Read more here.) Additionally, concerns around public health and furthering the spread of COVID-19 have dramatically reduced the ridership of every transit agencies and ride-share program. Many Aggies currently work remotely and/or have opted to drive alone to campus--a trend we see continuing for the foreseeable future, bringing a complicated dynamic to the operational structure of the goClub.
DISCUSSION QUESTION | As the most sustainable university in the world, is there a way forward for a sustainable transportation program? What does a program for Aggies in need of a flexible commute look like?
WHAT TO EXPECT
THE FORUM FLOW | We will open each Transportation Tomorrow Forum with a 10-15 minute presentation of the topic, offering up a deeper dive into the scenario. Then, 30-45 minutes will be spent discussing questions that have been submitted through registration or during the open comment period. The remaining time will be open for Q&As.
COMMENT PERIOD, OPEN THROUGH DECEMBER 9, 2020 | The comment period is a time when anyone may submit a comment or question for the topic up for discussion. You may also submit a comment or question at the time of registration. All pertinent submissions will be considered for discussion and may be addressed during the forum. Submissions may also receive a written response posted on the bottom of this page following the forum.
DO YOU HAVE A NEW IDEA? WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR SOLUTIONS! | Do you have a creative solution to an aspect of transportation or parking on campus? We want to hear your ideas! Anyone may submit an idea or project proposal not listed above for discussion. Simply, submit a document that outlines an issue and offer your solution.
Questions? | Please send us an email with any questions you may have about the Transportation Tomorrow Forum, to firstname.lastname@example.org