Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 5.00 Chris Austin
Assistant Director
UB Parking & Transportation Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
26,372

Full-time equivalent of employees:
6,904

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:
48.48

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

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.


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:
31.91

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

Data from our parking system, along with a survey conducted by the University Parking and Transportation Office in order to study employee commuting habits. Also used was information gathered regarding the move of the Medical School to the downtown campus.


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 51.52 68.09
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 12.12 10.64
Vanpool or carpool 12.12 8.51
Public transport or campus shuttle 24.24 12.76
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
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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