Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Megan Curtis-Murphy
Submission Date May 28, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Northeastern University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Casey Shetterly
Special Projects - Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The MA Dept of Environmental Protection requires institutions to provide data regarding their commuting population. This data is derived from a random survey method conducted by the Office of University Decision Support, that utilized a stratified random sampling to ensure a proportionate number of faculty, staff and students were included. The survey was administered using Qualtrics web survey software in October 2017.

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) 36
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 9
Vanpool or carpool 4
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 49
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
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:

2017 Long version of state Rideshare Report submitted Institutional Research. We were due for another in 2020 but due to pandemic was delayed and this is the most credible recent survey based on a typical year. Our internal survey seeks more than just Rideshare data; it encompasses cultural assumptions about overall transportation choices and decisions in order to respond to the needs of our community and address transportation challenges in Boston

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