Resolution 08-15: DRIVING GREEN AT UTA

Number 08-15
Description Members of the UT Arlington community with vehicles that are good for the enviornment have special parking permits and given discounted rates.
Authored by Mikhail Sookoor
Sponsored by Jorge Trevino
Date Submitted Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Committee Affairs
Result n/a
Whereas It is currently clear the polluting effect that internal combustion engines have on out surroundings and nature; and
Whereas It is also apparent that the higher cost of gas prices are causing people to consider alternate ways of transportation than driving themselves; and
Whereas UT Arlington is starting to make an effort towards being eco-friendly in terms of making this aware to students, faculty and staff and having programs such as Recycle Mania; and
Whereas Incentives should be provided to UT Arlington students and staff using vehicles.
Be It Further Resolved That members of the UT Arlington community with vehicles that: 1)have a combined mileage of 40 or more miles per gallon (mpg), or 2)are classified as a hybrid, or 3)Use an alternative fuel source such as hydrogen, natural gas or electricity can purchase special parking permits, given at discounted rates; and
Be It Further Resolved That this priviledge be extended to all members of the UT Arlington community that purchase parking permits.