Western supports sustainable transportation for students, faculty and staff though partnerships with WTA and other transportation-related community groups.
WWU's Sustainable Transportation Office:
- Provides assistance to the WWU community with alternative transportation information
- Supports Student Transportation
- Is a campus resource for sustainable transportation news and information
- Is a liaison between WWU, WTA and other transportation-related community groups, and
- Fulfills the requirements of the state Commute Trip Reduction Act
Transportation and WWU Sustainability
A sustainable transportation system integrates local responsibilities with local and global problems. These include rising temperatures and climate destabilization; increased urban density and suburban sprawl; a growing population; the rising costs of energy production and instability of foreign energy sources; a worsening human health condition due to water and air pollution (a major cause of rising asthma and respiratory illness) and lack of physical activity (resulting in increased diabetes and other diseases.)
Transportation needs and impacts include commuter travel and campus operations. It will take a diverse mix of program and facilities solutions to reduce the impacts of current transportation choices and provide fair, healthy, economically sound and environmentally clean mobility and access for all members of the WWU community.
From 1998 to 2010, Western's drive-alone rate dropped from 30% to 17%.
Western Student Transportation
Supporting a Sustainable WWU
Tools & Information
Services & Programs
(360)650-7960 | Fax: (360)650-2090
Program Manager, Carol Berry:
firstname.lastname@example.org | (360)650-7979
Program Assistant, Andrea Osborn:
email@example.com | (360)650-7245
Program Support Supervisor, Kay McMurren:
firstname.lastname@example.org | (360)650-3907
AS Alternative Transportation Coordinator, Maxwell Evans:
AS.Transportation@wwu.edu | (360)650-7741