Reducing Pollution and Fuel Costs

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.
  • 28 bicycle racks are located throughout all of our 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.