Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 2.00 Charles Tennyson
Transportation & Parking Services
"---" 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:

Timeframe: Real-time data from 4/26/2018

Methodology: At this time, Princeton University does not conduct an annual commute survey. Data underpinning this analysis was pulled on 4/26/ 2018 from the Transportation and Parking Service’s internal database run by T2 management software, which is updated daily. Counts for employees commuting by way of walking, biking, vanpooling, carpooling, and taking public transit was derived using real-time enrollment rates in the university’s employee commute benefits program – Revise Your Ride (see Q9).

We consider the Revise Your Ride enrollment to be a viable representation of employee commuting modal split, as participants are not allowed to have campus parking permits. However, we acknowledge that there may be employees that use lower-carbon transportation for their primary commute mode that have not joined the employee commute benefits program. Motorcycle and scooter counts were derived from the total number of active motorcycle permits issues to campus employees in 2018.

Scope: Only benefits-eligible employees were included in this analysis, based on data availability. The University commute benefits programs are only open to benefits-eligible staff and we acknowledge that these percentages do not account for hourly staff or 3rd party affiliates that also commute to campus, abet on a less consistent basis. This analysis also does not include graduate students that may be employed by the university.

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) 80
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 7
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 4
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 4
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:

Revise Your Ride: https://transportation.princeton.edu/revise-your-ride
Tiger Transit: https://transportation.princeton.edu/options/tigertransit

T2 Database software for parking and other transportation-related permits. Data points are directly managed by customer service and management staff.

Data is not uploaded to support the submission as all data is considered confidential due to the presence of employee names and contact information on individual Revise Your Ride and motorcycle permit applications as well as in the T2 data query pulls.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.