CTR Represents at UT’ s Alternative Transportation Fair
On April 15, CTR hosted a booth and presented at the UT Transportation Fair to highlight green commuting options, with short and dynamic discussion sessions from CTR, Bike UT, and the Office of Sustainability. The fair provided information on bus routes, ZipCar, and bike safety, plus presentations on the future of urban rail, carsharing, and high-traffic areas around campus. UT Bike Coordinator Jeremy Hernandez was on hand to give insight into the bicycle commuting situation, highlighting the importance of registering with UT any bikes that come onto campus. Jim Walker, director of the Office of Sustainability, later presented on the topic of urban rail.
Representing CTR, Jen Duthie discussed the results of the recent Guadalupe Corridor Study. Dr. Duthie’s discussion was quite interactive, as she solicited feedback from the audience and gave the audience an informal survey form to fill out in order to get more input from the public on options for easing congestion on the Guadalupe Corridor.In addition, Dr. Kara Kockelman and GRA Donna Chen presented on trends in carsharing, an increasingly popular alternative mode of transportation. Some of Donna’s presentation was captured in a news story by KXAN.
UT’s Parking & Transportation Services, Office of Sustainability, UT Staff Council, Orange Bike Project, and the Campus Environmental Center put together the event, which was the first of its kind and one of a number of events taking place during April as part of the Office of Sustainability’s “Earth Month 2015” initiative.