Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of San Diego
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.32 / 2.00 Michael Catanzaro
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:

USD conducted a commuter survey in April 2016 with a representative sample (300 employee response).

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) 84
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 5
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 5
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

USD has 28 Blink EV charging stations located across campus for staff and students using electric vehicles, in order to promote the use of electric vehicles if the use of personal transportation is essential to get to campus.

USD also has 74 Carpool spaces available during weekdays specifically for commuters who carpool.

86 free "Fresh Air" passes are issued for staff who normally use a more sustainable mode of transportation to arrive on campus, so that they can they can park for free on campus for up to 16 days per semester when they drive.

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