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UMass Boston Wins ECO Award for Its Transportation Options

Office of Communications | April 09, 2012
One of the university's shuttle buses.

The University of Massachusetts Boston was recently recognized with a 2012 Massachusetts ECO Award by MassCommute, MassRIDES, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The ECO Awards recognize "Excellence in Commuter Options" among employers from across the state.

This is the second year in a row that UMass Boston was selected for the honor.

UMass Boston was given a "Leadership Level Award" for its high level of commuting options offered, such as hybrid shuttle buses, bike racks, discounted semester parking passes, rewards incentives like, car-sharing and ride-matching services, Zipcar, and a host of other options. UMass Boston also works with its transportation partners such as MassRIDES and transportation management associations like "A Better City" to enhance local and regional transit options.

The university received the award at a ceremony held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston on March 29, where about 200 people representing municipalities, colleges and universities, and transportation organizations gathered to recognize excellence in transportation options.

For more information about campus sustainability, visit the green transportation website. For commuting options, visit the university's transportation page or

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