Transportation Demand Management
Length: Approximately 4 hours
Transportation Demand Management, or TDM, aims to make more efficient use of the transportation system through a variety of strategies and policies. With TDM’s focus on improving mobility and efficiency of all aspects of the multimodal transportation network, there are many parallels with TSMO objectives. Many TDM strategies focus on either reducing the need for vehicle trips, by encouraging alternate modes or higher occupancy options, such as transit, carpooling and ridesharing. Other TDM strategies focus on making travel more equitable and accessible – for everyone.
This course presents a wide range of different TDM strategies that communities and regions can implement to promote multimodal travel, encourage policies that support travel options and choices, prioritize project investments, and the benefits of encouraging TDM approaches.
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During this course, participants will learn:
- How TSMO and TDM can support more efficient system planning and operations.
- About different types of TDM strategies, including policies and programs that promote travel options, as well as how land use planning can help to support and encourage multiple travel alternatives.
- How TDM considerations can be integrated into all phases of project development, including planning, programming, design, construction, maintenance, and operations.
- About the different roles that local, regional, and state agencies have for TDM, as well as the role of the private sector and travelers.
- How, through three different case studies, TDM approaches have helped to reduce congestion, improve connectivity for travelers, and save money.
Outline (click to display)
- What is TSMO?
- TSMO Objectives
- TSMO Categories
- What is TDM?
- Key Aspects of TDM
- Where Can TDM Be Applied?
- Multimodal Approach and Considerations for TDM
- Benefits and Constraints / Challenges of TDM
- TDM in the Project Development Process
- TDM in the Planning Stage
- TDM in the Programming Stage
- TDM in the Design Stage
- TDM in the Construction Stage
- TDM in the Maintenance Stage
- TDM in the Operations Stage
- Other TDM Considerations
- TDM Roles and Responsibilities
- TDM Application Case Study 1
- TDM Application Case Study 2
- TDM Application Case Study 3
- Workshop Exercise: Linking TSMO and TDM Objectives
- Workshop Exercise: TDM in the Project Development Process
- Constraints / Challenges of TDM along Sample Arterial Corridor
Washington State DOT
Lisa Burgess, Kimley-Horn and Associates
Michael Grandy, Kimley-Horn and Associates