Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 2.00 Robert Hendry
Commuter Options Coordinator
Parking Services
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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:

Parking Services uses questionnaires (most recent from 2017) to report data on non-residential (commuting students and employees) and reports this data to the MA DEP annually. There is no breakdown of commuter students vs employees from 2017 since the state doesn’t require a breakdown so we are using the same numbers for both students and employees for commuters.

2017 questionnaire data:
SOV 53%
Transit 28%
Carpool 7%
Bicycle 7%
Walk 4%
Telecommute 1%
Total sustainable commute: 47%

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) 53
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 11
Vanpool or carpool 7
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 28
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 1

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