Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 2.00 Jennifer Schmidt
SIO Staff
Sustainability Integration Office
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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) 60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 19
Vanpool or carpool 14.30
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 3.60
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.85
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0.89

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

Pomona College works with Ridelinks to perform an annual rideshare survey that is used to calculate average employee commute information for the year. Respondents supply their commuting data for the week of the survey, which is then used as a proxy for annual commuting totals. The calculated margin of error is 1.98%.

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

Rather than counting an employee who walks once during the week as an employee who uses alternative transportation, we used percentage of trips to work to calculate employee transport means.

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.