Climate Action Group

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The Transportation Climate Action Group will reduce emissions associated with transportation by electrifying the entire fleet of university vehicles and promoting alternatives for commuters such as walking, biking, public transit, and electric vehicles.
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Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Vice President, Business Services, Rutgers IP&O
Henry Velez

Popy Begum, Graduate Student, School of Criminal Justice
Dunbar Birnie, Professor, School of Engineering, RU–NB
Greg Gamble, Director Economic Development,Camden Chancellor's Office
Paul Hammond, Assistant Vice Chancellor, VP Academic Affairs
Peter Jin, Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
Leigh Ann Kimber, Asst Director, IP&O Planning Dev & Design
Bill McCarthy, Dean, School of Criminal Justice
Heather Mitchell, Law School Technical Services Librarian
Robert Noland, Distinguished Professor CY, BSPPP-Dean's Office
Shante Palmer, Vice Chancellor Newark
Faizali Rahim, RUSA University Affairs Chair
Kelcie Ralph, Assoc Professor ACD YR, BSPPP-Dean's Office
Michael Smart, Assoc Professor ACD YR, BSPPP-Dean's Office
Barry Sopher, Director, Laboratory for Economic Behavior, Institutions and Design
Jennifer Sousa, Sr. Dept Administrator, IP&O Business Services
Jennifer Stuart, Director, IP&O Planning Dev & Design
Clayton Walton, Director Newark Office of Global Initiatives
Wenwen Zhang, Asst Professor ACD YR, BSPPP-Dean's Office

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  • Reduce direct (Scope 1) emissions from the university fleet by at least 20% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.
    • Electrify university fleet
  • Reduce indirect (Scope 3) emissions associated with commuting by at least 30% by 2030
    • Create safe bicycle and pedestrian friendly infrastructure
    • Facilitate EV adoption
    • Explore subsidies for public transit
    • Study parking cash-out options

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