Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.15
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Texas A&M University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 2.00 Ron Steedly
Alternative Transportation Manager
Transportation Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

Qualtrics was used for the mode split survey this semester. Of the 997 students (undergraduate and graduate) that responded to the survey 557 students indicated their primary way to reach campus was a more sustainable method than commuting in a single occupancy vehicle. Sustainable methods included skate/skateboard, electric skateboard, privately owned bicycles, privately owned electric bicycles, carpooling, bike share, kick scooter, moped, or electric scooter. The survey was conducted in September of 2019.

We changed the timing for our mode split survey to the fall semester so we are currently in the process of gathering our 2018 numbers. The new survey will include on campus mobility in addition to getting to school or work.

The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 42
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 20
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 31
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2

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