Fuel and energy efficiency is a priority. We are always examining new ways to provide “green” options to the associates, patients and visitors that depend on our transportation services. Current initiatives include:
Montefiore has purchased several hybrids vehicles averaging up to 50 miles per gallon. When additional vehicles need to be replaced, more efficient models will also be purchased.
Montefiore is also investigating converting several diesel-fueled vehicles to compressed natural gas or gasoline-fueled vehicles.
We use a geographic positioning system (GPS) to track vehicles' routes and send our most efficient vehicles on the farthest routes.
Our Transportation Department is also in the process of upgrading systems to track vehicle miles traveled, emissions released into the environment and maintenance needs so vehicles operate at peak efficiency.
We do have Electric Vehicle charging stations-- 2 at Moses and 2 at Wakefield.
Alternative transportation options are available for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint:
The #4 and D train lines are located less than one mile from our Moses Campus.
Employee shuttle service is offered several times per day to our major campuses.
We have partnered with New York's 511 Rideshare program, which offers free assistance for carpooling and public transportation. This arrangement make commutes more efficient, reducing the number of single-occupant vehicles on the road, leading to less pollution.