|Submission Date||Feb. 17, 2023|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-16: Commute Modal Split
|3.36 / 5.00||
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
Full-time equivalent of employees:
Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
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:
First we assume all campus residents (13,390) are commuting sustainably because they live on campus and all University Without Wall (UWW) students (4,856) are commuting sustainably because they telecommute. This totals to 18,246 students commuting sustainably, which is 57% of all enrolled students (32,045). Then we used the Rideshare survey data which surveyed both students and employees (it does not break out the two). That survey tells us 39% of all off campus students (13,799) commute sustainably = 5,382. We add that number to the on-campus students and UWW students (18,246 + 5,382 = 23,638), which is our total number of students commuting sustainably both on and off campus. 23,638/32,045 = 74%
Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
Data below comes from UMass Parking Services, Rideshare Coordinator, Robert Hendry. Rob conducts the MA DEP Rideshare Surveys to comply with the Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation (310 CMR 7.16), requiring 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-.
CY2021 DEP Rideshare Report data:
Transit (Bus) 14%
Other (drop-off/motorcycle) 2%
Total sustainable commute: 39%
This report uses Calendar Year 2021 data.
Based on survey of 1014 off campus commuters (students and employees). Oct 2021.
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)|
|Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode||69||8|
|Vanpool or carpool||---||5|
|Public transport or campus shuttle||---||14|
|Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped||---||2|
|Distance education / telecommute||15||10|
Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Rob Hendry, UMass Rideshare Coordinator, Parking Services