Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 2.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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::
Percentage (0-100)
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.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.