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Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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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) 68.70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 1
Vanpool or carpool 6
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 24.30
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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

In order to determine the percentages of employees using different types of transportation SBU used zip codes obtained from the University Registrar of Faculty/Staff/Affiliates. Based on this information, the number of Faculty/Staff/Affiliates who were issued parking permits as well as those who use the SBU Transit services were determined in order quantify the numbers of who drive vs. use mass transit. In some cases, SBU used the number of SBU Transit passengers who boarded SBU buses at Long Island Railroad stations in order to compute the number of Faculty/Staff/Affiliates who use the train. In addition, the University has actual numbers on bike share users and the remaining population determined the number of Faculty/Staff/Affiliates who chose to walk.

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

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