Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.58
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University at Buffalo
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.11 / 2.00 Chris Austin
Assistant Director
UB Parking & 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:
55.58

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:

Factors taken in to account include: UB has approximately 7,900 campus residents; its transit system transports 16,000 passengers daily; and 1,200 students at the School of Medicine have free access to NFTA Metro Bus and Rail; Annual surveys conducted by Parking & Transportation Services to help gauge these percentages.


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) 44.42
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 12.04
Vanpool or carpool 8.54
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 35
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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