Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Fort Lewis College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kathleen Hilimire
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

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:

We distributed a survey in-person as well as on-line that asked students, faculty, and staff for details about their commute to the Fort Lewis College campus. The survey asked a total of 24 questions, two of which were open-ended, and 22 were multiple choice or generic rating scale questions. We asked participants about their transportation behaviors along with their attitudes towards sustainability and social influence. We spent one week distributing 90 surveys in-person in each of the academic buildings on campus to the first people encountered that agreed to participate. We defined “academic building” as any facility on campus that had classrooms being regularly used throughout the academic week. All researchers were randomly assigned to each of their designated buildings and were asked to receive completed surveys from five different respondents. We also sent an online version of the survey through the campus e-mail listserv, available to all students, faculty, and staff, with the subject line “How did you get to campus today?” This survey was available for two weeks between the months of October and November 2017. We kept all responses anonymous. We received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for this research on October 1, 2017 by the Fort Lewis College IRB (IRB-2017-123).

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) ---
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means ---
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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