GVF recognizes regional partners for their advocacy - The Mercury

KING OF PRUSSIA — More than 40 organizations from across the Greater Philadelphia region were recognized Monday for being advocates for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies. The organizations were recognized during GVF’s 10th annual TDM Advocates Breakfast.

Through GVF's TDM Advocate's program, organizations are recognized for their commitment to implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives that alleviate congestion for their employees and community.

GVF is a non-profit regional transportation association that partners with local private and public sectors to combat these challenges through transportation demand management strategies.

Examples of the strategies include using different modes like a bus, biking or walking, to provide people with alternatives to driving alone.

“GVF believes TDM needs to be a priority with employers, employees, townships and communities,” a news release about the event stated.

GVF works with its partners to develop programs and incorporate TDM initiatives into their work environment, including installing and maintaining bike racks, implementing flextime or telework programs, or ensuring an office has access to a bus stop or train station.

“If we continue to utilize and expand TDM tools in our region we will continue to improve our environment, economy and our collective futures." Rob Henry, GVF executive director, said in a statement.

Keynote speaker for the event was Justin Schor, principal, Wells + Associates, a transportation consulting firm. Schor, who recently published a book “Building a Multimodal Future,” spoke about how planning land uses and transportation, together with transportation demand management policies create safer, more walkable environments, according to the release.

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