|Submission Date||June 13, 2016|
The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split
|0.38 / 2.00||
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:
The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
|Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters)||---|
|Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means||19|
|Vanpool or carpool||---|
|Take a campus shuttle or public transportation||---|
|Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped||---|
A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
Students receive a free DART pass that opens the opportunity for no cost travel by means of bus and rail systems in the DFW area.
The Comet Cab is a free, domestically based service that transports student, staff, and faculty all across the university to reduce the need for driving individual vehicles to different locations on-campus.
To calculate the percentage of students with alternative commutes, the following data were used:
-The total number of students living in on-campus housing, as these students have no commute to school.
-Total number of riders of our bus system in October 2015.
-Daily, weekly, and monthly ridership numbers are provided by busing contractor.
-Daily numbers were averaged to determine the number of students who commute via bus.
UT Dallas has not conducted a commute survey for students, staff, and/or faculty.
The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:
A full student commute survey has not been conducted.