Penn State measures sustainable commuting by tracking the number of parking permits issued, the number of bicycles registered, and the number of campus bus rides and shuttle rides taken each semester and year.
The Transportation Dashboard provides data on the total fleet vehicles by fuel type and a breakdown of commute modes for faculty, staff, and students.
Sustainable commuting is also tracked using the Commute Modal Split section of the STARS report which reflects percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation. The STARS report also measures Support for Sustainable Transportation which guides target setting for bike and car sharing programs, EV charging stations, and fuel efficient vehicles.
The University works to support more sustainable commuting to and visiting our campuses by providing rideshare options, EV charging stations, encouraging bicycling and the use of public transportation.