COAST Summit to Shine Spotlight on Alternative Transportation Options

COAST Summit 2University of Houston students, faculty and staff can learn about all of the alternative transportation options available to them during the upcoming COAST Summit.

The event, which is one of several activities taking place on campus as part of Alternative Transportation Day, is being hosted by Parking and Transportation Services and its COAST (Coogs on Alternative and Sustainable Transportation) program. It will be held Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library.

Other activities planned for Alternative Transportation Day include:

  • Bike to UH event: Students, faculty and staff are invited to leave their vehicles at home and bike to campus that day.
  • A free guided trip will be offered from 1:30-3 p.m. on the METRORail with members of the COAST team to learn more about the METRO buses and rail lines.

The main event that day is the COAST Summit, which will include representatives from METRO and other COAST partners. The COAST team and its partners will be there to answer questions and provide information about METRO buses, light rail, Zipcar, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, BCycles and more. The UH community is invited to come at any point during the come-and-go event.

COAST Summit“This will be a valuable showcase for the UH community to learn more about every alternative transportation program available to them on campus,” said Yvonne Fedee, assistant director of Transportation Demand Management for Parking and Transportation Services.

The COAST (Coogs on Alternative and Sustainable Transportation) program was launched in the spring of 2016 by Parking and Transportation Services. The goal of the program is the same today as it was then: reduce the number of vehicles traveling to and parking on campus, while also reducing Houston’s carbon footprint by relieving traffic congestion and improving the region’s air quality.

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