MUSC Encourages Employees to use Public Transit with Incentives

Charleston, S.C. (Tuesday, August 8, 2017) – The Medical University of South Carolina is launching a new program on Thursday, Aug. 10 to encourage more of its staff and students to use the CARTA system for their daily commute. MUSC’s Parking Management Department is offering 12 free parking day passes to those who cancel their monthly contract parking assignment and ride CARTA instead. These parking passes give participants confidence to ride CARTA while knowing they have a backup plan for events like appointments and overtime work.

In addition to this incentive program, all MUSC Badge Holders already have free access to the CARTA system and the convenience of CARTA Express Routes servicing James Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, and West Ashley.

MUSC Sustainability Manager Christine von Kolnitz explains “Incentivizing public transportation decreases our effect on the climate, improves air quality, and helps us reach MUSC’s goal of building healthy communities.  We hope this program can be an example to other businesses and organizations that are looking to incentivize public transit and reduce the environmental impact of commuting.”

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.3 billion, with an annual economic impact of more than $3.8 billion and annual research finding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital. The Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated center), Level I Trauma Center, Institute of Psychiatry, and the state’s only transplant center. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information on academic programs or clinical services, visit MUSC.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit MUSChealth.org (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated center), Level I Trauma Center, Institute of Psychiatry, and the state’s only transplant center. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information on academic programs or clinical services, visit musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit muschealth.org.

Contact

John Brooker
843-792-9745
brookerj@musc.edu

 

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