Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.62 / 5.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
25,315

Full-time equivalent of employees:
6,573

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
98

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

For the Charles River Campus, the data is based upon calculation of permit and T-Pass registration figures divided by total number of students.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
71

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

For the Charles River Campus, the data are based upon a combination of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) bi-annual survey responses and calculations of permit and T-Pass registration figures divided by total number of employees.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 2.20 35.20
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 88.50 21
Vanpool or carpool 0 0.90
Public transport or campus shuttle 9.30 42
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0.90
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This represents FY2019 BU Metrics.

This year's report only represents Boston University's Charles River Campus (CRC) since TransComm is no longer serving the Medical Campus. We expect that in the future Parking and Transportation Services will be able to provide metrics of the whole campus.

DEP's bi-annual survey does not include questions about "Zero-emissions vehicle."

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