Alternative Transportation Programs
The Department of Transportation and Parking Services encourages and supports alternative modes of transportation. We offer a variety of programs to help reduce your carbon footprint, save you fuel and money, and reduce the hassle of finding parking.
Why Use Alternative Transportation?
Approximately 86% of the campus community currently drives to campus alone, based on a survey of 1,984 community members in Spring 2016. If just a quarter of those people chose to carpool with one other person each day, UCO would have over 300 less cars on campus.
Of those surveyed, 59% said they could be encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation beyond driving.
Carpooling, walking, bicycling, riding public transit, etc. to get to, from, and around campus rather than driving a single occupancy vehicle has many benefits to the individual and the UCO community.
- Save money spent on gas and wear and tear on your car.
- Reduce road congestion.
- Access to more parking spaces available on campus.
- Reduce carbon footprint.
- Have more time to spend on things other than driving.
- Reduce stress during every day commute.
There are many different kinds of alternative transportation, but they all offer a more affordable and sustainable solution to commuting alone in a car.