Transportation Demand Management
Municipalities want to make the most efficient use of existing transportation infrastructure, and one way to accomplish this objective is requiring development of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans as part of the private development approval process. TDM is a philosophical approach to creating sustainable urban transportation systems that gives consideration to all modes of travel and results in more efficient use of the transportation system. Private developers now consider TDM plans as part of their project from the beginning and are using the plans as part of LEED certification.
We have extensive experience in the development of mobility and transportation plans, rideshare programs, traffic mitigation measures and systems to meet local, state and federal requirements. We also are well-versed in the development and production of TDM marketing materials, brochures, newsletters, fliers, promotional materials, presentations and websites.
TDM benefits communities by promoting more efficient utilization of existing transportation facilities, reducing traffic congestion and mobile source pollution, and ensuring that new developments are designed to maximize the potential for alternative transportation usage. TDM is a combination of services, incentives, facilities and actions that reduce single occupancy vehicle trips to help relieve traffic congestion, parking, and air pollution problems. We have developed a progressive and aggressive approach to mitigating project related green house gas emissions through the reduction of single occupant vehicle trips. Through the successful implementation of our program, tailored to fit the project, we typically can decrease employee trips to the site by 30 percent, improve mobility to reduce drive-alone trips by visitors, and comply with jurisdiction requirements such as lowering project greenhouse gas impacts to net zero. We also provide a mechanism to calculate and report results to the appropriate agencies.