Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.23 / 5.00 Bhargavi Jeyarajah
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
40,769

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,472

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:
67.36

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

The Commuting Behavior Survey was a part of the UTA Sustainability Assessment, the survey that was sent to all UTA students, faculty and staff in early 2022. The survey was distributed through snowball sampling via email though UTA's Sustainability Committee, student organizations, and through professors in class. Respondents took the survey and then distributed it to other potential respondents. Overall, 152 responses were completed and included in the analysis.

The Office of Sustainability created this assessment to better understand what kind of programming and education is needed at the UTA campus. The commuting behavior of this survey was created contains 4 questions about how respondents, which include students and employees, commute to campus (or telecommute). This survey will be administered at least once a year in the upcoming years.


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:
31.96

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

The Commuting Behavior Survey was a part of the UTA Sustainability Assessment, the survey that was sent to all UTA students, faculty and staff in early 2022. The survey was distributed through snowball sampling via email though UTA's Sustainability Committee, student organizations, and through professors in class. Respondents took the survey and then distributed it to other potential respondents. Overall, 152 responses were completed and included in the analysis.

The Office of Sustainability created this assessment to better understand what kind of programming and education is needed at the UTA campus. The commuting behavior of this survey was created contains 4 questions about how respondents, which include students and employees, commute to campus (or telecommute). This survey will be administered at least once a year in the upcoming years.


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 32.64 68.04
Zero-emissions vehicle 1.36 2.43
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 11 3.24
Vanpool or carpool 2.72 4.86
Public transport or campus shuttle 0 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 32 19

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