Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.35 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
17.70

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:

The Department of Transportation Services conducted a Spring 2018 Transportation Survey of campus employees to identify the mode of transportation that they used for the longest portion of their trip to UMD one week. The survey was sent to a all faculty and staff and received a 15.4% response rate, which is statistically significant. The survey did not ask about telecommuting. In addition to the percentages listed in optional fields below, 1.3% reported that they were dropped off by a private vehicle (like Lyft or Uber). The results had a +/- 3.1% margin of error.


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) 81.10
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 3
Vanpool or carpool 5.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 8.80
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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