Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.25 / 5.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
29,175

Full-time equivalent of employees:
7,074

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:
70

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

Data:
The Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation (310 CMR 7.16) requires UMass Amherst to gather this information through a census survey, random survey or direct count of commuters. More info on this program here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-rideshare-program#-collect-commute-data-.

Methodology for student commute modal split:
13,721 students live on campus and 100% of them use a sustainable means of commuting to and from campus. Total enrollment is 29,175. This leaves 15,454 students commuting which Parking Services Rideshare Report reported as 44% sustainable commuting.

Therefore: (13,721x1.00)+(15,454x0.44)=20,520.76 out of 29,175 total students enrolled are sustainable commuting = 70%

This report uses Calendar Year 2018 data.


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:
44

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

Data:
The Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation (310 CMR 7.16) requires UMass Amherst to gather this information through a census survey, random survey or direct count of commuters. More info on this program here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-rideshare-program#-collect-commute-data-.

CY2018 DEP Rideshare Report data:
SOV 56%
Transit 25%
Carpool 6%
Bicycle 5%
Walk 6%
Telecommute 2%
Total sustainable commute: 44%

This report uses Calendar Year 2018 data.


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 56 56
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Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 5 5
Vanpool or carpool 6 6
Public transport or campus shuttle 25 25
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 2 2

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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