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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.

YOUR TDM OPTIONS

BIKING

CARPOOLING

PUBLIC TRANSIT

VANPOOL

WALKING

WORK FROM HOME

BIKING

Did you know bikes are up to 50% faster than cars during rush hour? Get to work faster while also getting in your exercise! Biking is an affordable alternative to driving that emits zero emissions. Google Maps can help commuters plan their journey to work by identifying trails and trail connections between their home and work site. Contact Circuit Trails to learn more! 

 

CARPOOL

Did you know 18% of a person’s monthly budget is spent on car maintenance, repairs and gas?  Sign up to see if you can find a carpool buddy today and save on these expenses. 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 TRANSIT

Public Transit is the existing fixed route transportation system consisting of busses, trolleys, and trains for those commuters seeking alternatives to driving alone. GVF can help commuters determine if transit is feasible for them. Contact GVF to learn more! 

 

VANPOOLING

Compared to the cost of driving long distances alone, vanpooling will save on average 50-75% Vanpools like carpooling, carry from five 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 on-board Wifi, luxury seats and bike racks. Contact GVF to learn more! 

 

WALKING

Do you live 2 miles or less from work? Typically, most walkers commute about two miles one-way to work.  Consider your general health and the route to work when deciding if this commute alternative is right for you. 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

Did you know 82% of telecommuters reported having lower stress levels which creates happier and more engaged employees? With advances in technology, working from home is revolutionizing the workplace. 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). Contact GVF to learn more!