NC State Transportation encourages sustainable transportation choices through Wolfline campus buses, WolfWheels bike rental and Wolftrails alternative commute program, which offers incentives for employees and students who choose not to drive alone to campus. These programs aim to reduce congestion on campus streets and Triangle area roadways, improve air quality by reducing auto emissions, and enhance multi-modal transportation options available to university commuters. The Wolftrails program provides extensive resources on biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling and riding transit at NCSU and throughout the region. There are also more than a dozen electric vehicle charging stations on campus.
In addition to implementing alternatives for commuters, NC State is also focused on improving its own fleet of campus vehicles. Every year the university expands efforts to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 1992, a federal law requiring that 75 percent of North Carolina’s new light-duty vehicle purchases be alternative fuel vehicles. Additionally, all Wolfline buses use clean, low-sulfur diesel to reduce the air quality impacts of NC State’s campus bus system.
NC State is continuously improving its multi-modal transportation networks. The 2007 Physical Master Plan provides design guidelines for pedestrian, vehicular and transit paths as well as parking. The plan is a foundation for shaping current and future transportation projects such as the improved bikeability and walkability of campus as outlined in the 2011 Campus Bike and Pedestrian Plan.