CE Rideshare survey assesses commuting options

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  • By Glen Kernusky
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

The Hanscom Commuter Management Office’s annual employee commuting survey is available now through Oct. 10.

The results of the annual survey offer Air Force Environmental officials data and resources to protect air quality and sensitive resources around the Hanscom community.

Hanscom employees can find the survey at https://usaf.dps.mil/sites/21911/CE/Lists/2022HanscomAnnualCleanAirActSurvey/overview.aspx 

“We’re asking all Hanscom employees to take the time to complete the survey regardless of whether they are currently working on the base, or virtually,” said Scott Sheehan 66th Civil Engineering Division environmental engineer.

According to Sheehan, the survey consists of 10 questions intended to gage employee commuting habits to help leaders develop future vanpool and carpool commuting options. Participants can also include innovative ideas for process improvement.

“We’re accepting feedback on how to make commuting easier for our Hanscom workforce,” said Sheehan.

Survey input will also give leaders insight to how telework impacts employee commuting routines.

“As more employees continue teleworking either part or full-time, we’re looking to assess how many and how often employees are driving personal vehicles or using rideshares and public transportation to get to work.”

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection carries out the Massachusetts Rideshare regulation, which is a statewide air quality regulation to reduce air pollution and to achieve and maintain health-based federal air quality standards.

The survey complies with the Massachusetts Clean Air Act and is officially approved by the Air Force Survey Office. No personal employee information is collected. 66 CED officials are required to have at least 50 percent of the workforce respond to the survey.

For further information about the annual Clean Air Act survey, or any of the commuting options available to Hanscom personnel, contact Daniel Smothers at 781-225-6151.