Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 27.64
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 2.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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) 82.82
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 9.49
Vanpool or carpool 6.56
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0.14
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.28
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0.70

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

A one question survey asking faculty/staff for their primary mode of transportation to and from campus was sent out from Facilities & Services.

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

Some faculty and staff do ride their bikes or walk to work during the summer months; however, as the credit asks only for the primary means of transportation they generally marked down "commute with only one driver" as this is the mode of transportation they use during the winter months (a majority of South Dakota's year).

Brookings public transportation is on a on-call basis and does not use regular routes.

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.