ACT celebrated the inaugural TDM Week, May 10-14th, where transportation demand management (TDM) professionals took to social media to spread awareness of TDM policies & strategies. Organizations shared their program success stories, educated their followers on the benefits of TDM, and shared examples of how TDM could be better supported through policy. TDM strategies are used to seeks to enhance existing transportation infrastructure to create more efficient, accessible, and
By: Noa Banayan, director of federal affairs New legislation is promising, but still falls short of answering the demand for safe and connected infrastructure. UPDATE: Thanks to the fast mobilization of grassroots voices in key states, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee passed an amendment on May 26 to include the bipartisan Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act (S. 684) with $200 million/year in funding in their reauthorization bill. That
“Housing is a cornerstone of the social determinants of health, and housing costs can impact job mobility, postsecondary educational attainment, and so many of the daily facets of life that can be onerous when the costs, stability, or quality of housing is not the very best for everyone in every community.” -Dave Zellers Homes for All is a collaborative multi-purpose project between Montgomery County’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Montgomery County’s Planning
As the COVID-19 pandemic has altered urban landscapes and pushed many people toward active mobility, there’s increased urgency to make roads safer for walking and cycling. Many cities are now tasked with protecting more vulnerable users in addition to creating safe public spaces that will enable economic recovery and allow residents to enjoy the outdoors. At the same time, there are long-term reasons to support this transition. “Walking and cycling are among the most sustaina
During a year when COVID-19 illness and prevention dominated conversations about health care, the pandemic also made it more difficult for many Americans to go to the doctor for non-COVID-19 care. In June 2020, more than one in three Americans reported that they had delayed or not received necessary medical care within the past month because of the pandemic. By late March 2021, that figure had improved only slightly, to nearly one in four. The reasons for this delayed or miss
Why will the MORE Through TDM Act save the planet? Join Commutifi for this week's episode of Between the Lines, speaking with Rob Henry, Founder, CEO, & President of The 82 Alliance, Executive Director of GVF, and Chair of ACT's Public Policy Committee, about the first-of-its-kind pending federal legislation that would have a huge impact on the TDM space. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Estonian start-up Bolt launched electric scooter services in nine German cities on Tuesday, saying the rollout was the biggest of its kind and challenging rivals with ultra-low pricing. Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, will offer rides for as little as 0.05 euros ($0.06) per minute with no unlocking fee, undercutting competitors that typically charge 1 euro per trip plus 15-25 euro cents a minute. "We think that's a price point where really everyone can start using the service
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2021 As COVID-19 cases across the region drop, more people get vaccinated, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia ease indoor capacity related restrictions, effective TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021 the PANDEMIC RELATED LIMITS on the number of customers allowed on ALL SEPTA VEHICLES will be REMOVED. THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) MANDATE AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING WEARING A MASK/FACE COVER