University

<font color=red>Web Extra:</font> Syracuse to build $4.3M 'green' transportation center

Posted on April 12, 2010

[IMAGE]SU.jpg[/IMAGE]In March, Syracuse University's (SU) Office of Planning, Design and Construction announced it plans to build the $4.3 million transportation center next to the Syracuse Center of Excellence building in downtown Syracuse.

The facility includes a public bus stop for the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority's (Centro) Connective Corridor bus loop, a Syracuse University, City of Syracuse and State of New York partnership making modern and convenient transportation available to connect the University and the city's cultural sites.

"The new intermodal transportation facility will provide surface parking for 99 vehicles, including recharging stations for electric vehicles and preferred parking spaces for alternative fuel/highly efficient vehicles," said Eric Beattie, director, office of planning, design and construction, at SU. "The bus shelter will also include protected parking/storage for bicycles as well as vending machines."

The structure will feature many sustainable features including solar arrays to provide power for the shelter. Stormwater from the site and the adjacent streets will be captured and utilized in rain gardens and tree wells on-site, rather than sent to the overburdened municipal wastewater treatment plant.

The project will also make use of innovative paving and building materials and compliment the recently completed LEED Platinum Syracuse Center of Excellence in Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Systems building, which shares the same city block.

The Syracuse Center of Excellence building features laboratory and office space to research and promote a green lifestyle, including geothermal heat, solar panels and carpet made from recycled materials. SU and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry are both partners.

The transportation facility project will be funded through a combination of government aid and university expenditures. A federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will pay for 80 percent, while the rest will come from SUs capital projects budget, Beattie said.

Designing the project began in summer 2009, with final design approval anticipated for spring 2011. Final landscaping touches should be completed by 2012, according to Beattie.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Autonomous vehicle expert joins MSU’s transportation division

Craig Shankwitz will lead the development of MSU's Western Transportation Institute research team that will explore and develop applications of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies to roads and transportation systems in rural areas and small cities, in both the public and private sector.

Ohio State University breaks ground on CNG fueling station

Campus Area Bus will fuel a portion of its fleet at the $3 million CNG station with long-term plans to transition all CABS buses and other fleet vehicles to alternative fuel models.

D.C.'s American University first to pilot unlimited bus and rail UPass

While the new program will generate about $2.7 million for the current fiscal year, at about $1 a day for each student during the semester, the U•Pass offers an affordable transportation option for students to travel throughout the region for classes, internships, jobs and other activities.

UGA receives $10 million for electric bus purchase

The19 40-foot buses should arrive on campus in 2017 and are part of the University of Georgia's strategic plan to advance campus sustainability.

U of Mich. study: Most Americans hesitant toward driverless vehicles

About 46% stated that they would prefer a vehicle with no self-driving capability, while nearly 39% said that they would prefer a partially self-driving vehicle and just under 16% said they would prefer a completely self-driving vehicle.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close