We are in the process of developing a campus, quite substantial in size. There is a train station with several train lines and two bus stops within a half mile, but not quite close enough in walking distance to meet the credit requirement for the attentional stops. There is a massive transportation effort being developed in coordination with the local transportation authority to get private busses into the campus and deliver people to other major hubs around the area, including long distance stops and connection to each of the major train stations. The shuttles are expected to move nearly a thousand people before and after business hours.
What is the rational for not including private busses or shuttles? There are a tremendous number of trips avoided moving people to and from the campus, and if the busses ran during regular business hours, there would be very few, if any, people on them. Simply increasing the number of "stops" only puts an empty bus on the road for more hours of the day, defying the very goal of the commute reduction effort. The issue in our case is that they are not available to the public, as there will be enough people using them to fill the busses daily to and from other major hubs. The owner is putting such a tremendous effort into reducing single occupancy vehicle commutes - I just want to be certain that this is accurate: LEED is not awarding this effort to demonstrate reduced SOV trips. Any input on this particular matter would be appreciated!