Commute Trip Reduction survey to be sent May 5

Western Today staff

On May 5, Western Washington University faculty and staff will be asked to complete a survey about daily commutes to work during the week of April 28 to May 2.

This week, faculty and staff should track how they get to work and note the one-way mileage each day. On May 5, they'll receive an email link to the Commute Trip Reduction survey and will be able to complete the survey online. Paper surveys will be distributed to those who do not have e-mail access.

The Commute Trip Reduction Survey measures Western`s compliance with a state law that was passed in 1991. The law was designed to reduce the environmental damage, traffic congestion and fuel consumption associated with single occupancy vehicles. That is a goal Western is glad to support; the university's Commute Trip Reduction program assists employees in voluntarily reducing the number of individual trips taken and the number of miles driven alone.

The state requires a minimum return rate of 70 percent of all surveys distributed. Western's goal is 100 percent. As Western plans for campus sustainability, gathering information about transportation habits and needs becomes even more important. Survey information is used for evaluation of commute trip reduction programs at WWU and for assessment of transportation-related impacts to carbon neutrality.

For more information about the survey or the CTR program, contact Carol Berry or Wendy Crandall in the Sustainable Transportation Office at transportation@wwu.edu or 360-650-7960.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:32am