Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.14 / 5.00 Nick Quint
Transportation Network Manager
Alternative Transportation
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
35,796

Full-time equivalent of employees:
8,282

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:
71

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

The Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department conducts the University’s biennial Commuter Survey. The purpose of this survey is to afford Transportation Services a more thorough understanding of how people commute to, from, and around the Blacksburg campus. The most recent survey was conducted in 2018 and involved a self-selected sample. Ultimately, 1,452 survey responses were collected, accounting for 3.4 percent of Blacksburg campus affiliates (students, faculty and staff).


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:
27

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

The Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department conducts the University’s biennial Commuter Survey. The purpose of this survey is to afford Transportation Services a more thorough understanding of how people commute to, from, and around the Blacksburg campus. The most recent survey was conducted in 2018 and involved a self-selected sample. Ultimately, 1,452 survey responses were collected, accounting for 3.4 percent of Blacksburg campus affiliates (students, faculty and staff).


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 29 73
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 38 15
Vanpool or carpool 5 6
Public transport or campus shuttle 26 5
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 5 1
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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