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Top TDM Case Studies

Here are examples of great TDM ideas and programs happening all over the world. Check back often as we constantly add more stories and work to make them all easier to discover on our site. And please let us know about your examples so we can feature them here.

CarFreeAtoZ Adding Goodies to Become the Complete Trip Planner

CarFreeAtoZ is a personalized trip-planning and comparison tool that Arlington County, Virginia beta-launched this fall as part of its Transit Tech Initiative. Now, beta testing is wrapping up and feedback is being incorporated. Here are some of the top priorities identified: Making It Easier and Better to Use CarFreeAtoZ is designed for commuters to easily… Read more »

Boulder Makes It Easy for Low-Income Residents to Take Bus, Bike, and Carshare

[feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Education is key to improving public-transportation ridership in low-income communities.[/feature_box] When someone gives up her only parking spot in front of her home for a carshare vehicle for the whole community, you know you’re getting through to people. That’s exactly what happened in Boulder, Colorado – and may be happening even… Read more »

Transportation Amenities Give Arlington Upper Hand for Commercial-Office Developers

With the highest office vacancy rate in years – currently around 21 percent compared with 17 percent for Northern Virginia as a whole – Arlington County’s building owners are faced with numerous challenges to attract and retain tenants. [quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Millennials are attracted to places with world-class transportation options and infrastructure, something worth… Read more »

On-Demand Transit. Now That Sounds Like a Winning Idea!

What if you could get around cities with an option that combined the simplicity of Uber and the affordability of systems like D.C.’s Metrobus or Arlington’s ART buses? It would be an on-demand transit system with no routes, no transfers, and no time tables. A fleet of shuttles would have their paths constantly adjusted based on… Read more »

Making It Easy for Small Businesses to Offer Transit Benefits

It has been well documented that large companies offering transit benefits to their employees gain payroll tax savings, lower health-benefit costs, increased employee productivity, and better retention levels.[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]TDM agencies can help small businesses, making their employees happier, helping them compete, and improving regional traffic congestion.[/feature_box][/quote_right] But we seem to hear less about… Read more »

Ohio Leading the Way in Connecting Dots Between Health and Transportation

For years, public health and community transportation planning worked together like kids at an sixth-grade dance: boys on one side, girls on the other. They see each other, but there’s not much, if any, mingling. But health and transportation professionals are learning more about and appreciating what they have in common with “the other side,”… Read more »

Employers Key to Transportation Fix

This article was originally published by the Washington Business Journal. Everyone knows that Washington D.C. makes the infamous list for worst traffic in America. But local governments and nonprofit transportation organizations in the region are doing much to combat this unhappy albatross. In Arlington County, we are taking some 41,000 cars off the road per… Read more »