Entry Type ID Date Applicable Rating System Prerequisite/Credit Inquiry (LIs) Ruling (LIs) Related Addenda/LIs Related Resources Campus Applicable Internationally Applicable Country Applicability Reference Guide (Addenda) Page (Addenda) Location (Addenda) Description of Change (Addenda) "LEED Interpretation" "2617" "2009-07-27" "New Construction" "SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation-Public Transportation Access" "This project is seeking credit compliance under special circumstance. The project is a campus of residential housing facilities located on a military base. The project site is located within 1/4 mile of a bus stop for a single primary bus line that serves the entire base. This line, widely used by base personnel, provides access to all amenities on base including: shopping areas, restaurants, gym and fitness facilities, medical, dental, and military services as well as access to off-base civilian services. Only one bus line is allowed on base due to security reasons and all bus patrons entering the base are required to show proper identification, which can take months to receive. This line serves as a primary means of transportation for many of the residents of the housing project as many of the occupants do not bring personal vehicles on base. We are asking for alternative compliance to this credit as the project meets the intent of providing accessible means for public transportation, but does not have multiple bus lines available." "The project team is seeking clarification as to whether one bus line within a military base facility is adequate to meet the credit intent of reducing pollution and land development impacts associated with automobile use. Given the unique security circumstances of the project, which limit access in and out of the facility, this approach is acceptable. Per CIR ruling dated 2/4/2003, and others, the single bus line serving the campus may be considered a shuttle if it connects riders with other mass transit options outside the military base. While it is a laudable approach for the bus line to connect residents with a number of amenities within the base, this connection to amenities alone does not substantiate a viable alternative to automobile use, especially since as stated many of the residents do not bring personal vehicles on base. Credit documentation should demonstrate that the bus line connecting to residents of the base to other public transportation options outside the base operates at a frequency and capacity to serve the occupants of the military base. Applicable Internationally." "None" "None" "X"