Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 5.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
15,182

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,055

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:
60

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
The Office of Environmental Sustainability, the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness and Urban Planning Directors created the “UAlbany Student Transportation Survey. This survey has been administered several times, first in 2009, again in 2013, 2016 and 2021. The Institutional Research office randomly sampled 5495 students, 496 completed the survey.

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:
30

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
Similar to the method to calculate the student modal split, the Office of Environmental Sustainability, the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness and Urban Planning Directors created a transportation survey which has been administered four times. First in 2009, again in 2013, 2016 and 2021. The Institutional Research office randomly sampled faculty, staff and students to complete the survey Of the 752 employees sampled, 126 faculty and staff completed the survey.

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 40 70
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Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 34 1
Vanpool or carpool 4 5
Public transport or campus shuttle 20 3
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 1 1
Distance education / telecommute 1 20

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Ride share percentage included in carpool figure

Ride share percentage included in carpool figure

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