VCU’s alternative transportation incentives are designed to help employees save money, reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on campus, and reduce the demand for parking. VCU recently completed a comprehensive parking and transportation study where consultants identified alternative transportation as a prime focus. It was estimated that by 2023, parking demand will exceed supply by 2700 spaces, even after building a new parking deck. With limited real estate in the city, building additional decks and lots becomes difficult and costly for employees and students. To meet our goals, an additional six percent of VCU and VCU Health System employees must use an alternative to driving alone.
Together, VCU and VCU Health System offer a variety of resources to support alternatives to driving alone, including a pilot partnership with GRTC to cover the cost of local, express and Pulse routes for VCU and VCU Health System (including Virginia Premier) students and employees. These resources can often help employees save money and experience a less stressful commute. We've consolidated resources here so you can find an alternative that's right for you.
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