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University’s bike-share pilot wins TN Sustainable Transportation Award

Sep. 19, 2018—  Read the myVU story here. Vanderbilt University’s pilot of the bike-sharing service ofo has won a Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. TDEC presented the award to university representatives on Sept. 18. “We are honored to be recognized by the state for our efforts in sustainability,” said Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor...

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Vanderbilt to offer dockless bike and scooter options on campus

Sep. 5, 2018—Read the myVU story here. Following Metro Nashville’s ordinance establishing a one-year pilot to allow dockless bike, electric bike and electric scooter companies to operate in Nashville, Vanderbilt will allow the same companies that obtain Metro certificates and also agree to Vanderbilt-specific guidelines to operate on campus starting Sept. 6. “We worked closely with Metro on...

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First sustainable, app-based VandyVans shelter launched

Aug. 29, 2018—Read the MyVU Story here. Students can now follow their VandyVans route and van in real time at the new shelter located at the Hank Ingram stop near The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Designed by undergraduates in the School of Engineering* and partially funded through the Vanderbilt Green Fund, which provides seed funding for student ideas that improve...

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Wellcast: FutureVU and a Healthier You!

May. 18, 2018—Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration at Vanderbilt University, discusses FutureVU, the visionary land use planning initiative at Vanderbilt. He explains the goals of FutureVU and describes the many ways it is enhancing the health and wellness of faculty, staff, and students. Listen here.

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Dockless bike-sharing pilot continues through summer; preferred pricing available for VU, VUMC

Apr. 26, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt’s six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program enters a new phase on Friday, April 27, marking the end of the first month of the launch designed to bolster the university’s mobility and transportation strategy. The university partnered with ofo to bring 120 bikes to campus on March 27, with rides free for...

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Final transit forum discusses May 1 referendum vote

Apr. 23, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the final transit forum hosted by Vanderbilt University this semester. The April 17 event, held in the Student Life Center ballrooms, featured a panel of policymakers and others involved with transit planning at a local level. Each provided their perspective on the transit plan referendum...

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Videos from Vanderbilt-sponsored Nashville Transit Plan forums now available online

Apr. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations and the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) recently sponsored a four-part series of forums to discuss Nashville’s proposed transit plan. Videos from each forum have now been posted online. What is Nashville’s Transit Plan? Emerging Mobility Technologies: Enabler, Disrupter, Both? Additional Perspectives of The Nashville...

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‘The Nashville Transit Plan: Decision Time’ April 17

Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt will host a final forum discussing the Nashville Transit Plan before the May 1 referendum vote. The discussion is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Student Life Center Ballroom. Panelists will include: Craig Philip (facilitator), research professor, Vanderbilt University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; director, VECTOR Gail...

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Vanderbilt and ofo partner to bring dockless bike sharing to campus

Mar. 22, 2018—Kickoff event March 27 to feature bike demos and rider education As part of its ongoing mobility and transportation strategy, Vanderbilt University is launching a six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program beginning Tuesday, March 27. The university is partnering with ofo, the world’s first and largest dockless bike-share company, to bring 100 bikes to campus. Rides...

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Transit panel series continues; third installment features Kopstain, Getz

Mar. 20, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the third transit forum presented by Vanderbilt this semester. The March 13 event featured Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration; Macolm Getz, associate professor of economics; and other experts who provided insights about Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The event, titled “Additional Perspectives of the Nashville Transit Plan” was hosted...

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