Green Transportation Programs in the Healthcare Sector: Best Practices and Potential Opportunities

This project will investigate the potential opportunities of reducing transportation­related carbon footprint from healthcare facilities. The research team will refer to the findings from their previous surveys of three hospitals in Chicago and expand to a nation-wide study. The research team will identify best practices of alternative transportation programs adopted in the healthcare sector and conduct in-depth case studies. In particular, the team will explore the impetus for developing, sustaining, and growing green commuting programs, financing mechanism, results and observed benefits, as well as challenges in those institutions. The research team will also evaluate the cost effectiveness of various transportation programs, and scale up environmental impacts from single hospitals to the region and nation, considering the growing trend of the health care sector in terms of both facilities and employees.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $73027
  • Contract Numbers:


    UIC 2117-9060-02-C

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Principal Investigators:

    Ai, Ning

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160229
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01595879
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22, UIC 2117-9060-02-C
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2016 9:42PM