Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Boston University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Stephen Ellis
Data Manager
sustainability@BU
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
60.16

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

For the Charles River Campus, the data are based upon a combination of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection bi-annual survey responses and calculations of permit and T-Pass registration figures

The Medical Campus' system for tracking employee commuting revolves around data tracking excel spreadsheets compiled using information from registration of the different programs.


The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 39.84
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 21.65
Vanpool or carpool 5.13
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 31.17
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1.04
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 1.17

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Values were calculated as the weighted average of BU's Charles River Campus (CRC) and Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) employee populations.

CRC programs: http://bu.edu/parking
BUMC programs: www.bumc.bu.edu/transcomm

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