Each day, thousands of students, faculty and staff travel to the Stevens campus in Hoboken. With this many people traveling to and from campus, it is environmentally irresponsible for each person to drive a car. In order to reduce emissions, Stevens students can take simple steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
Stevens’ hometown of Hoboken is one of the New York Metropolitan Area’s major transportation hubs. Students and visitors have a wide array of transportation choices. Thanks to these many options, it was estimated that 93% of students were travelling to and from campus using more sustainable commuting options (compared to single-occupancy vehicles) in academic year 2018/2019.
Members of the Stevens community can take advantage of the university’s complementary shuttle service for travel between
- campus and Hoboken Terminal/PATH station (Blue)
- the 9th Street Light Rail Station/Jersey City Heights Elevator (Green)
- Stevens Leased Housing property locations (Red/Gray)
In addition to abundant bicycle parking on campus, the Stevens community has discounted access to Hudson Bike Share (JerseyBike), which has two docking stations on campus, and many more throughout the City of Hoboken.
- New Jersey Transit rail lines and buses
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail
- Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) rapid transit system
- NY Waterway ferries
Car Parking & EV Charging
In addition to the abundant public transportation options, Stevens encourages more sustainable commuting by offering free Electric Vehicle (EV) charging to campus parking permit holders. There are currently five chargers in the Babbio Garage, with plans to add more.
Don’t have a car, but need one? ZipCar vehicles can be picked up from two locations on campus - 8th Street/Castle Point Terrace and Hudson Street/15th Street
Stevens is showing dedication to the reduction of fossil fuel consumption by committing to having all new fleet vehicle purchase be hybrid or electric vehicles.
In 2017 Stevens purchased an electric vehicle that is being used by the Facilities Department Locksmith Shop. Additionally, Stevens has purchased and will be receiving a 2019 Ford Police Responder Hybrid sedan for use by Campus Police.
If supplies can be moved to the Gate House, Facilities plans to purchase EV carts that are not required to be road-ready, reducing operating costs as well as our carbon footprint.