Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.35
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Arizona
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 2.00 Benjamin Champion
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

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

Employee commuting data are broken out from the annual Pima Association of Governments survey of the entire Tucson community. University employees are encouraged to participate until at least 50% of employees have taken the survey. This provides an adequate sampling of the entire employee population.

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 61.30
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 19.50
Vanpool or carpool 9.70
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 6
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 2.50

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Additional documentation to support the submission:

These figures reflect data collected in Fall 2014 by the Pima Association of Governments throughout Tucson, with a subset of data provided to the UA based on those who reported being employees of UA. The Pima Assocation of Governments also provides comparison data to previous years of their surveys, noting a substantial shift over time toward more sustainable forms of commuting for UA employees. These data are available upon request.

As of July 2016, the Fall 2014 data is the most current and should still be reasonably current and representative of current employee mode-share.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.