Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 2.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 72
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 7
Vanpool or carpool 7
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 13
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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

The university tracks telework and remote work for participants who are classified staff, non-student wage, and administrative/professional faculty. The 50% or more teleworkers are not tracked, however we do track those who telework 32 or more hours per month. As of June 2014 that number is 252. This number does not include instructional/research faculty, most who are presumed to be teleworking given the nature of their work and the flexibility offered at Mason. In total, over 40% of salaried faculty/staff are estimated to telework at least one day per week.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for employees is available:

In Mason's Climate Action Plan and its 2011 Transportation Plan, Mason aims to reduce single occupancy vehicles by 10% by 2020. Mason Shuttles and local buses tracked 900,000 annual passenger trips, which means 900,000 trips not made by people driving. Additionally, we believe bicycling on campus has doubled in the past 3-4 years as measured by bike rack occupancy.

These results are from the spring 2013 transportation survey.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.