Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.51
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Principia College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Sustainability
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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:
All employees were sent a link to a two-question online survey; the survey remained open for one week. 119 people (49%) completed the survey. The questions were: 1. "Do you commute to the College using any combination of the following transportation modes? Walking or bicycling; van-pooling or car-pooling; riding a motorcycle or scooter; riding a campus shuttle; telecommuting 50% ore more of your regular work hours." and 2. "Which is your PRIMARY mode of transportation to and from campus?" with the reporting fields indicated as above. We are a rural campus; the closest access to public transportation would be the Amtrak station 30 miles away.

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) 66
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 15
Vanpool or carpool 14
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 3
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 2

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