LTP makes Blue go. As an integral part of Facilities and Operations, LTP provides logistics, transportation and parking options in support of the University’s primary mission of teaching, research, patient care and community service.
Key Strategies And Goals
Parking Supply, Land Use And Commuter Options
As the University grows and precious real estate is used for new buildings, priority for the use of remaining land becomes an important planning consideration. The Logistics, Transportation & Parking strategy for meeting University growth needs is to provide a mix of a limited number of new parking structures (as opposed to surface lots) combined with sustainable transportation options. Encouraging employees and students to commute to work/school, without parking in core campus areas, helps reduce the need for additional campus parking. Options offered through LTP include MRide, vanpools, carpools, and off-site parking with bus service. LTP has also been involved in several forward-thinking community studies exploring the potential for commuter rail service.
Strategies to encourage more people to utilize public transportation, vanpools and carpools will reduce local traffic, resulting in less air pollution and fuel consumption. In addition, we utilize the following practices to reduce the environmental impact of LTP operations:
- Using B-20 ultra-low sulfur biodiesel fuel in our buses and trucks
- Installing particulate filters on our transit coaches
- Purchasing hybrid-electric buses
- Purchasing hybrid-electric sedans
- Using zinc instead of lead wheel weights
- Recycling engine fluids
- Utilize low-energy lighting technologies with control systems to reduce utility use and light pollution