MIT launches Institute-wide survey on commuting behaviors


Today, MIT distributed the 2016 Transportation Survey to members of the student body, faculty, and staff. The survey, which is jointly sponsored by the Parking and Transportation Office, the Environment, Health, and Safety Office, and the Office of the Provost, is given every two years as required by the State of Massachusetts and the City of Cambridge.

The survey is designed to collect data on how the MIT community travels to campus every day and covers a wide breadth of commuter interests and concerns, including subsidized T-passes, parking access, accessibility to bike racks, length of commute, and more. This survey provides MIT the opportunity to receive feedback on whether the programs in place meet the satisfaction of its community while working to create more efficient and innovative transportation solutions, building upon the Institute’s commitment to sustainability and climate action.

The Transportation Survey has a long standing history of impacting crucial decisions regarding MIT commuter and parking services and plans, including the recent implementation of the Access MIT program, providing free local public transit to benefits-eligible MIT employees, a program that is the first of its kind at any Boston and Cambridge area university. This survey will aid in the evaluation of this program, along with many others to better serve MIT students, faculty, and staff.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Those who have received an email invitation to take the survey are encouraged to share their thoughts.

To review results from past MIT Transportation Surveys, please see web.mit.edu/ir/surveys/commuting.html.


Topics: Community, Data, Campus services, Transportation, Research, Environment, Safety, Health, Provost

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