NC State Transportation encourages sustainable transportation choices that 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.

What You Can Do

Wolftrails logoNC State offers alternative commute guides and resources for students and faculty and staff. Incentives and programs include:

  • Biking to, from and around campus is fast and convenient. Campus is equipped with bike racks, showers for cycling commuters, a bike maintenance center and bike racks on buses. Campus bike rental is provided by WolfWheels. NC State employees who bike to work are eligible for WolfTrails benefits.
  • Walk to, from and around campus. NC State employees who walk to and from work are eligible for WolfTrails benefits.
  • Rideshare through a carpool or vanpool. Zimride can be a tool for finding a carpool in your area, or browse vanpools that serve NC State. NC State employees who rideshare to work are eligible for WolfTrails benefits.
  • Take the bus to, from and around campus. The Wolfline campus bus is a convenient network to travel campus, and a GoPass is available for students, faculty and staff to ride regional buses. NC State employees who commute to work via transit are eligible for WolfTrails benefits.
  • Car sharing is available through campus Zipcars, which can be rented by the hour.
  • Electric vehicles can be charged at one of NC State’s charging stations.

What NC State Is Doing

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’s 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.