Supporting Sustainable Transportation

Penn’s Sustainable Transportation Initiative supports the University’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan's goal of lowering the University’s carbon footprint. The focus of the Initiative is developing and expanding sustainable commuting options. 

Penn's Climate Action Plan for Transportation

Discounts for Using Public Transportation

The University offers a wide array of sustainable commuter options.  They are designed to accommodate a variety of circumstances and include discounted, pre-tax purchases of passes that can be used for the robust network of transit systems serving Penn’s campus.


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Support for Cyclists

Penn offers reimbursement of bicycle commuting expenses to eligible employees as well as provides a variety of resources to support those who commute by bike. 

Bike Commuter Reimbursement Program
Penn Shuttle

Electrifying our Transit Fleet

Penn Transit is adding new electric vehicles to its fleet as well as expanding the infrastructure required to support adding more electric vehicles in the future. 

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Penn Medicine SEPTA stations

Penn's Sustainable Transportation Initiative

Penn’s focus is on reducing single-occupancy vehicles through providing discounts for commuters who use public transportation, support for cyclists and operating its own transit network complete with electric vehicles.   

The Association of Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognized Penn's transport sustainability success as a top performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index, ranking 5th in transportation.