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TRIP Incentive Program

From Kim Schmidl-Gagne, Academic Affairs: Just a quick reminder to encourage you to enroll in the TRIP Incentive program when you carpool (see below for instructions), walk, or ride to campus. We have some nice incentives when you complete the TRIP Tracking forms (Contact Valerie Hodge for details at, and you’ll be helping to reduce your and the campus’s carbon footprint! You don’t need to carpool, walk, or ride everyday — just one day a week or every other week can make a difference.

Based upon the 2007/08 Faculty and Staff Transportation Survey, average estimated total miles traveled (including commuting miles and travel throughout the work day) by faculty and staff is 2,435,722 miles per year, representing an estimated use of 110,214 gallons at an approximated cost of $407,791 (assuming $.3.70 per gallon of gasoline). Clearly, these figures are staggering!

Carpool Instructions: All KSC faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of carpooling through This free, easy-to-use, web-based service can match you up with other KSC employees from your area — allowing you to carpool to and from Keene State College.

To sign up for erideshare, go to Use the password trip. You will need to set up a membership account, but you can immediately start using the service. You may want to check to be sure that you actually post your ride request to the Keene State College site (check out the toolbar at the top of the page). Otherwise it will be posted to the general Keene site (which might be fine if you want to look for any driver who works in Keene to ride with). If you need to change or delete your listing, look under the “membership and tools” tab.

By completely filling out your erideshare electronic form, KSC will be able to track faculty and staff miles including the reduction in our carbon footprint, trips taken, miles saved, and more.

To facilitate your bike ride to work, green bikes are available through the Mason Library with your Faculty/Staff ID. The bike trail has recently been paved and borders the campus off Butler Court, with easy access to campus and the adjacent shopping areas. In addition, the KSC Community Bus and City Bus service is also available for travel throughout the work day.

Please send any questions, comments, and concerns to Mary Jensen, sustainability coordinator at

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