Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.30
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date May 31, 2024

STARS v2.2

Boston University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.28 / 5.00 Gabrielle Brewer
Sustainability Analyst
BU Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
29,964

Full-time equivalent of employees:
9,780

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:
91.40

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

The data is based upon the calculation of permit and T-Pass registration figures divided by the total number of students at Boston University.


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:
67.50

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

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 the total number of employees at Boston University.


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 8.60 32.50
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 29.70 32.80
Vanpool or carpool 2.30 3.50
Public transport or campus shuttle 57.90 33.50
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 1.70 1
Distance education / telecommute --- 20.20

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

This represents FY2023 BU Metrics. DEP's bi-annual survey does not include questions about "Zero-emissions vehicle." The DEP's bi-annual survey was conducted in December, 2023. 


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