Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.10 / 2.00 Jim Bolton
Assistant Director
Plant Operations
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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:

There is no formal survey of employee transportation method so the percent of employees that use sustainable transportation is only an estimate. Considering the fact that many employees are employed by Sodexo, the dining services, it is unlikely that those who work in food services would be able to afford a house near Muhlenberg’s campus as the surrounding neighborhood is quite expensive. It is estimated that 90% of the Sodexo employees are commuters. On the other hand, a significant portion of professors live quite close-by and are able to walk or bike to campus.

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 ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Muhlenberg College has not calculated the employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) that get to and from campus by a means other than single occupancy vehicle for the majority of their daily trips.

According to Jim Bolton, at least 326 employees live in the Allentown area. However, their method of transportation to campus has not been ascertained.

Steve Goosley also contributed to this credit.

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