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  • Main Title An Analysis of UNT Commuting Patterns


  • Author: Waskey, Susan L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Lyons, Donald
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Rice, Murray D.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Tierney, Sean
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: Web:


  • Creation: 2010-05


  • English


  • Content Description: Academic institutions have recently organized to address their campus' greenhouse gas emissions. Along those lines, the University of North Texas (UNT) pledged to minimize the campus' environmental impact, and conducted a transportation survey in May 2009. The analyses confirm that commuting to campus was the second highest source (29%) of UNT's greenhouse gas emissions, following purchased electricity (48%). Students, faculty and staff drive over 89 million miles per year, 84% of which comes from students. Forty‐two percent of student driving trips originate in the primary and secondary core areas surrounding Denton, which are partially served by buses. However, because these core areas are in close proximity to the campus, they contribute only 8% of the total student driving distance. Beyond the Denton core, the inner periphery of Denton County contributes another 22% of driving mileage. Students living in the outer periphery (outside Denton County) contribute the remaining 70% of total driving distance, and carpooling is currently their only alternative.


  • Keyword: Commuting
  • Keyword: Dallas Fort Worth
  • Keyword: university
  • Keyword: greenhouse gas emissions
  • Keyword: geography
  • Keyword: transportation
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Commuting college students -- Texas -- Denton.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Commuters -- Texas -- Denton.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Commuting -- Texas -- Denton.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: University of North Texas -- Students.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Waskey, Susan L.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 664681602
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3865661
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc28489


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Applied Geography
  • Academic Department: Department of Geography
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas