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 physical and mental health benefits. 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.
DVRPC's Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) Map and the Circuit Trails website can help commuters plan their journey to work by identifying low-stress streets and trail connections between their home and worksite. Circuit Trails is
Organized or casual carpooling, typically with 1- 2 passengers in addition to a driver, offers comparatively low potential exposure risk for the shared commute.
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.
Public transportation has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. While ridership is currently down, public transit will remain an essential mode for millions of people. There are several studies that show the risk for contracting COVID-19 on public transit is low and with the right precautions such as wearing a mask, it is safe to ride. Most public transit agencies have adjusted their safety precautions and implemented physical distancing to protect both riders and operators.
Many employers look to vanpools as a cost-effective way to keep employees from driving alone, while still allowing physical distancing. Social distancing can take place in a vanpool by riders utilizing every other seat, wearing a mask, and cleaning the vehicle routinely.
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 onboard Wi-Fi, luxury seats, and bike racks.
Walking is a social distance friendly alternative to driving alone.
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!
WORK FROM HOME
Many employers plan to continue to allow employees to work from home permanently or part-time to reduce onsite numbers.
Did you know 82% of telecommuters reported having lower stress levels, creating 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).