WHAT DOES TDM DO?
Transportation Demand Management (or TDM) are strategies and information to help reduce congestion, save you time, and money on your commute. TDM helps people and employers educate and use all their transportation options to optimize all modes in the system – and to counterbalance the incentives to drive that are so prevalent in subsidies of parking and roads.
Biking is a great way for employees to commute as it allows for social distancing and provides health physical and health benefits. Learn more about how GVF educates commuters about biking as a viable option to get to work. Additionally, GVF can generate a customized map identifying trails and low-stress streets accessible to your worksite, making it easier for employees to choose this alternative. Contact GVF to learn more!
Organized or casual carpooling, typically with 1- 2 passengers in addition to a driver, offers comparatively low potential exposure risk for the shared commute. Co-workers ride together to a similar area on similar schedules. A personal vehicle is typically used to run a carpool. Carpooling reduces your travel costs such as fuel costs, tolls, decreases 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 and implemented physical distancing 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 congestion in the most heavily traveled areas in the region.
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, while still allowing physical distancing. Vanpools like carpools 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 is the best way to get to work: it provides social distancing, costs nothing, admits zero emissions, and promotes physical health. Consider your general health and the route to work when deciding if this commute alternative is right for you. Typically, most walkers commute about two miles one-way to work. Remember, if you are unable to walk to work, you can always walk to a public transit stop and take two alternatives to work! 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!