Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.28 / 2.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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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:

During the Fall 2016 semester, a senior Geospatial Science major, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Roth, completed 3 Independent Study credits by conducting a commuter survey for all faculty, staff, and students. The survey uses the home addresses of all commuter parking pass holders (student commuters, faculty, and staff), and maps and records mileage of each pass holder.
Faculty and Staff purchase commuter parking passes. During the Fall 2016 semester, Radford university employed 618 FTE faculty who purchased 535 faculty commuter parking passes and 865 FTE staff who purchased 738 staff parking passes. The remaining employees were assumed to travel to work using different methods, primarily carpooling and public transit.

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) 86
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 1
Vanpool or carpool 10
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 3
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Modes of transportation in optional fields are assumed based on observations of parking pass holders, Radford Transit usage, and other employee travel to campus. We're pursuing a mode-split survey with the next commuter survey.

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