Texas A&M University-Kingsville Sustainable Transportation
Texas A&M University-Kingsville recognizes the multiple benefits associated with more sustainable transportation, and Student Affairs and the Office of Sustainability make alternative transportation options readily available to members of the campus community.
Dependence on automobiles can lead to negative effects such as air pollution, increased greenhouse gas emissions, roadway congestion and high infrastructure costs. The average vehicle can produces .04 metric tons of CO2 for every 100 miles traveled. Alternative transportation can help reduce these environmental impacts, and also help promote other benefits like physical wellness through increased daily activity (such as walking and biking).
Getting To and From Campus
As one of our many sustainability initiatives the University is striving to minimize surface parking and devote our resources for other purposes that serve our mission and continued growth. That goal dovetails well with our sustainability efforts, in that we make it a priority to provide our students, faculty, staff and visitors with convenient alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle use.
The University provides the following support and options for sustainable and alternative transportation to and from campus, as described below:
- The Kingsville Connection – is a joint partnership between TAMUK and Kleberg County Human Services. With grant funding provided through the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) transportation is provided to the campus community from two convenient Corpus Christi locations: Del Mar College East Campus – 101 Baldwin Blvd and Gold’s Gym – 6643 S. Staples St. In addition to grant funding, passengers are required to pay a fee for this service.
- Bicycle facilities – Riding a bike to work or school instead of driving or taking a bus is an inexpensive and fun way to help reduce harmful emissions and even get in shape! The university provides numerous bicycle secure parking areas. Bicycles are to be parked and locked only in those areas designated for such parking and may not be locked to fences, trees, or in buildings. It's important to be aware that bicycle and skateboard riders are subject to the same rules and regulations as any other vehicles on the road (i.e., stopping at stop signs and red lights, going the same direction as vehicles).
- Information for Visitors – Welcome, campus visitors! The mission of Texas A&M University-Kingsville is to develop well-rounded leaders and critical thinkers who can solve problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society. Located in South Texas, the university is a teaching, research and service institution that provides access to higher education in an ethnically and culturally diverse region of the nation. We are located in Kingsville, Texas home of the historic King Ranch which was founded in 1853. http://king-ranch.com/ Additionally, Naval Air Station Kingsville is also part of our community. The Naval Air Station's primary mission is to train tactical jet pilots for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. http://cnic.navy.mil/Kingsville/index.htm
Mass Transit Options
- University Shuttle Buses – Texas A&M University-Kingsville in collaboration with Kleberg County Human Services operates the B&G Express, established in 2011 and currently providing continuous routes throughout campus on two separate lines. The B&G Express also provides off-campus service from 2:00PM – 8:00 PM to numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment location within the City of Kingsville. The service is available at no additional costs to TAMUK students. However, faculty and staff must sign up for the service in the University Business Office.
This page was last updated on: March 07, 2012