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Civil engineering rideshare survey begins June 21

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Hanscom Commuter Management Office here is asking employees to complete an online survey this month to learn about the workforce’s commuting habits.

Beginning June 21, base employees will be prompted to complete a 12-question anonymous and voluntary survey at the startup screen when they log into the Air Force network, either on base or remotely.

“The purpose of the survey is to understand behaviors and characteristics of those who commute to Hanscom Air Force Base,” said Scott Sheehan, an environmental engineer with 66th Civil Engineering Division. “Whether employees come to the installation or are working from home, the information provided helps to determine commuting patterns.”

The annual Clean Air Act survey complies with a Massachusetts environmental regulation and takes less than five minutes to complete, according to Sheehan.

Questions include interest in vanpool and carpool commuting options and offer employees an option to sign up for additional information.

Sheehan said the benefits of completing the survey can be far-reaching.

“By reducing the amount of drive-alone trips, Hanscom employees will help Massachusetts reduce air pollution, traffic congestion and spending on road construction and repair projects,” he said. “Federal employees are also eligible for a stipend to cover commuting costs.”

According to Sheehan, federal employees can receive $270 per month to pay for commuting to work via vanpool or public transportation.

To learn more about the Hanscom commuter program, visit their SharePoint site at                                                                             https://usaf.dps.mil/teams/22388/commuter/SitePages/Home.aspx.  

For further information about the annual Clean Air Act survey, contact Sheehan at 781-225-6144 or John Tamvaklis at 781-225-6151.