Sustainable Transportation

Employee Commute Modal Split

While most of Gordon’s faculty, staff and administration still commute to work in their cars from their own homes, a small percentage (2%) are making their mark when it comes to sustainable commuting options. These include walking, bicycling, vanpooling or carpooling, taking public transportation, riding motorcycles or scooters, riding a campus shuttle, or a combination of these options. Ten percent of employees carpool or vanpool as their primary method of transportation
Read more about Gordon professors who are doing their best to reduce their carbon footprint:

Mass Transit Programs

Gordon operates a free—but limited—campus shuttle called the Highland Express. It serves as a local free service shuttle; a reduced fee shuttle to the airport during busy college travel periods; and an activity-based shuttle for group outings and events.

The Highland Express Shuttle connects locally:

  • Hamilton-Wenham downtown shopping and MBTA commuter rail
  • North Beverly Enon Street and North Beverly Dodge Street shopping areas
  • Peabody, North Shore Mall, Liberty Tree Mall and Endicott Plaza shopping areas

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Car Sharing

Gordon College has a fleet of vehicles available on campus for faculty, staff and student group use. This availability to student groups helps reduce the need for some students to have a vehicle on campus. The program is available online at the Fleet Commander web site >>

B20 Diesel fuel is purchased whenever possible.

Number of Cars Entering the Campus Daily

On average, about 1,300 cars enter campus daily.

Campus Shuttles

A shuttle is available for students parking in the Woodland Parking Lot, which is on the outskirts of campus. While most students walk from this lot, students can call for a shuttle as needed.
Similarly, if a student is unable to walk, Gordon Police can be called to shuttle the student to various locations on campus.

Campus Fleet

Gordon has 66 vehicles that are owned by the institution, including buses and cars.

  • Two vehicles are gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Six vehicles are 100% electric vehicles.
  • Nine vehicles are fueled by B20 or higher biofuel for more than six months of the year.