Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Smith College
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.16 / 2.00 Deirdre Manning
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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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) 92.10
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 6.30
Vanpool or carpool 1.60
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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

Parking permits records were analyzed to see what types of permits were sold. Smith tracks carpool permits and issues "Opt-Out" permits to employees that get to campus using alternative transportation. "Opt-Out" participants are issued a permit that is affixed to their vehicle to prevent program abuse, and participants are paid either $150/year if they live within 1 mile of campus, or $400/year if they live outside a 1 mile radius from campus.

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

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