|Submission Date||Sept. 14, 2017|
Pennsylvania State University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split
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Environmental Compliance Specialist
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 obtained student data from Fall 2015 student headcounts and on-campus resident data, as reported in Credit IC-3 Academics and Demographics. Parking Permit and CATA RidePass data for FY15/16 was provided by Transportation Services.
Percentage was calculated as follows:
11,784 faculty/staff permits issued (69%)
991 RidePass - CATA Bus Program (6%)
436 Vanpool/Carpool (3%)
There are going to be overlaps in data. For example, members of a carpool may all keep individual parking passes and get counted in the drive-alone category.
The remaining faculty/staff, 3.816 (22%), were assigned to the bike/walk category because they do not have parking permits, do not participate in a carpool/vanpool nor use public transportation on a regular basis (RidePass).
The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
|Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters)||69|
|Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means||22|
|Vanpool or carpool||3|
|Take a campus shuttle or public transportation||6|
|Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped||0|
|Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours||0|
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