Shuttle bus analysis
Date Permissions Signed
Huxley College of the Environment
Date of Award
Environmental Impact Assessment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
Laninga, Tamara Jean
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.
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Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Whatcom Transportation Authority; Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
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environmental impact statements
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Kremenich, Shelby; Murphy, Jocelyn; Ohnemus, Rachel; and Robinson, Lucas, "Whatcom transportation authority: WWU shuttle bus analysis" (2016). College of the Environment Graduate and Undergraduate Publications. 68.