WHAT DOES TDM DO?
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) refers to strategies, programs, or policies that are designed to reduce drive-alone trips and enable the transportation system to function more effectively and efficiently through alternative transportation options.
Biking is one of the few zero emission emitting modes of transportation. It provides not only physical, but mental well-being, and can save people money if they bike opposed to drive alone. GVF can generate a customized map identifying trails and low-stress streets accessible to your worksite making it easier for people to choose this alternative. Contact GVF to learn more!
Organized or casual carpooling, typically include 1- 2 passengers in addition to a driver, Co-workers ride together to a similar area on similar schedules. A personal vehicle is used to run a carpool. Carpooling saves you money through reduced fuel costs, tolls, decreased vehicle wear and tear, and the stress of driving. Carpooling improves the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road resulting in less air pollution and congestion. Contact GVF to learn more!
Public transportation has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. While concerns may currently exist regarding health and safety, public transit will remain an essential mode for millions of people. Most public transit agencies have already adjusted their safety precautions to protect both riders and operators. GVF works with employers to evaluate employee’s commuting patterns and service needs and can determine if transit is feasible for employees. Furthermore, GVF advocates for expanding public transit network that is critical for the quality of life of our region’s residents. Contact GVF to learn more!
Shuttles provide job access to and from area train stations or other areas designated by an employer, increases community mobility and reduces single-occupancy vehicles on our roadways.
With over two decades of shuttle management experience, GVF works with Fortune 500 companies, universities, national parks and local government to set up and manage shuttle systems for employers and residents. Contact GVF to learn more!
Many employers look to vanpools as a cost-effective way to keep employees from driving alone. Vanpools carry from seven to fifteen passengers. Vanpools typically operate weekdays, traveling between pick-up locations and the workplace. Pricing varies based on the size of the van, the round-trip distance, and the type of equipment in a van. Amenities could include onboard Wi-fi, luxury seats, and bike racks.
Compared to the cost of driving long distances alone, vanpooling will save on average 50-75%. (Enterprise Rideshare FAQ) Contact GVF to learn more!
Walking to a destination costs nothing, admits zero emissions, and promotes physical health. Consider your general health and the route when deciding if this alternative is right for you. Typically, most walkers travel about two miles one-way to a destination. Remember, if you are unable to walk the whole route, you can always walk to a public transit stop. Contact GVF to learn more!
WORK FROM HOME
Many employers plan to continue to allow employees to work from home permanently or part-time to reduce onsite numbers. Telecommuting is defined as a work arrangement that allows an employee to conduct work during any part of regular paid hours at an approved alternative worksite (i.e., at home). Now is the time to create a comprehensive, formal, telework policy and GVF is here to help. Contact GVF to learn more!