Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.85
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.62 / 5.00 Ron Steedly
Alternative Transportation Manager
Transportation Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
59,010

Full-time equivalent of employees:
8,942

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
58

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

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.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
15

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

Qualtrics was used for the mode split survey. A link sent out via campus email to all TAMU faculty and staff. The survey was conducted in September of 2019 with 1,448 total faculty and staff responses.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 42 85
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 20 5
Vanpool or carpool 5 7
Public transport or campus shuttle 31 2
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 2 1
Distance education / telecommute --- 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Student Commute Modal Split was put on hold due to COVID-19, so these are numbers from last years report, which is why the FTE numbers are different.

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