Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

Alternative title

Shuttle bus analysis

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

The purpose of this environmental impact assessment is to evaluate the current conditions of WTA bus routes that service the Western Washington University campus. This assessment also weighs the impacts of alternatives to determine possible ways to address issues with the current conditions, and analyzes the affected environments concerning the existing conditions and alternatives, which include, but are not limited to air, water runoff, energy and natural resources, transportation, public services and utilities, and environmental health. The objectives of this project are to:

• Relieve congestion of WWU routes during peak hours,

• Reduce environmental impacts by finding greener alternatives to the added shuttle buses,

• Balance added economic costs between WTA and WWU, and

• Promote walking and biking as alternative forms of transportation.

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Bus travel--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Buses--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Whatcom Transportation Authority; Western Washington University

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

Fall 2016

First Advisor

Laninga, Tamara

OCLC Number

972884107

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Date Permissions signed

12-6-2016

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Language Code

eng

Department

Environmental Studies

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