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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 2.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
23

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:

This information was taken from the Transportation Survey completed in spring of 2016. There were 393 Faculty and Staff respondents for this question. The survey was distributed to everyone who owns a campus parking pass, and through campus newsletters and other electronic communication channels.


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) 73
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 5
Vanpool or carpool 7
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 11
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 41

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In Mason's Climate Action Plan and its 2011 Transportation Plan, Mason aims to reduce single occupancy vehicles by 10% by 2020. Mason Shuttles and local buses tracked 900,000 annual passenger trips, which means 900,000 trips not made by people driving. Additionally, we believe bicycling on campus has doubled in the past 3-4 years as measured by bike rack occupancy.

These results are from the spring 2016 transportation survey.

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.