Any money that remains in the transportation fee budget after expenditures for group bus pass for all Lane students who pay this fee, and annual lump sum for parking improvements and parking lot maintenance, will be allocated to projects that improve Lane's transportation options.This procedure describes the application process for allocation of such excess funds.
Background: All Lane students taking a credit class and English as a Second Language students on main campus or the Downtown Center pay a mandatory transportation fee each term. Most of the fee goes to paying for a group bus pass for all Lane students who pay this fee. The fee also goes toward an annual lump sum for parking improvements and parking lot maintenance. Additionally, $100,000 will be held as reserve for unforeseen events and emergencies. Occasionally, there are excess funds available in this account after these three major allocations. Any money that remains in the transportation fee budget after these expenditures will be allocated to projects that improve Lane's transportation options. Examples of projects include funding a carpool matching service, a bike loan program, new bike paths or lanes to improve the safety of cross-campus access, secure bike storage, or extra money for parking lot maintenance.
Procedure: Students and employees may make a proposal to the Transportation Fee Committee by completing the Transportation Fee Funding Request Form.
The Transportation Fee Committee will convene once per term on the 3rd Thursday of the term at 3 pm. Those interested in presenting a proposal to the Committee shall complete the form by the 1st Thursday of the term in which they would like the Committee to review their proposal. The Committee will discuss and decide on proposals received by this deadline each term. Proposal submitters are encouraged to attend the meeting to answer questions.
Annual deadlines: Some projects take longer to implement than others. Following are examples of by when project proposals would need to be submitted to get them completed by the next school year.
- Parking Lot maintenance and improvements by the first Thursday of winter term for the upcoming summer season.
- Increases or changes to bus service by first Thursday of spring term for the next fall term.
Criteria for Evaluation of Projects: The Transportation Fee Committee will evaluate proposals using the following criteria:
Transportation Fee Committee Membership:
Facilities Management and Planning Director (or designee)
Institute for Sustainable Practices Dean (or designee)
Vice President of Finance & Administration (or designee)
Public Safety Director (or designee)
Facilities Council member (faculty or classified)
Sustainability Committee member (faculty or classified)
Standing chair: Transportation Coordinator