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Estimating Costs and Benefits of Emissions Reduction Strategies for Transit by Extending the TRIMMS Model

(Center Identification Number: 77932) This study details the development of a series of improvements to the Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies (TRIMMS™) model. TRIMMS now estimates a wider range of emission pollutants and incorporates a new module that evaluates the impact of land use strategies on transit patronage. TRIMMS uses the emission inventory of the Environmental Protection Agency Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES2010a), which makes it suitable to run official State implementation air quality plan (SIP) and regional emissions analyses for transportation conformity purposes. This model enables the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), transit agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and local communities to conduct cost‐benefit assessments for most of the strategies identified in the FDOT‐sponsored Transit Ozone‐Reduction Strategies Toolbox, without the cost and expertise required by more sophisticated models. Download … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Final Report Abstracts, FY 2011 Final Reports, FY 2012 Final Reports, Projects, Publications

Project UCARE: Uniform Commuter Assistance Reporting and Evaluation for TDM Programs

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) places emphasis upon results and better management of programs for effective and efficient service delivery. With an increased focus on measuring performance, the transportation demand management (TDM) industry lags other areas of transportation. Without consistent methods of evaluating performance and calculating those benefits, the TDM community is at a distinct disadvantage when transportation investments are being considered at the local, state, and federal levels. This project sought to develop an accurate and sustainable online system to record data and use a consistent and defensible method for calculating the impacts of TDM programs. A literature review and a survey of TDM professionals were used to identify the key outputs and outcomes used today by commuter assistance programs. The data collection tool was pilot tested. The data from the survey … Read entire article »

Filed under: Final Report Abstracts, FY 2011 Final Reports, News and Events, Publications

Yes, You Can: Making TDM Succeed in Small Urban Areas Net Conference

On February 7, 2013, Alexandria Stokman of Missoula in Motion and Kirk Montgomery of ACHD Commuteride Idaho, presented a net conference on the unique challenges small urban areas face when planning and operating transportation demand management (TDM) programs and services.  The event was moderated by Aaron Fodge, ACT Rocky Mountain Chapter president. View the recording and download the slides.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse, Net Conferences

MAP-21 and TDM Netconference

On July 25, 2012, Jason Pavluchuk with Pavulchuk & Associates, representing the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), provided a thorough review of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and its potential opportunities and challenges for the transportation demand management (TDM) community.  This 80-minute netconference was hosted by ACT and the National Center for Transit Research. View the recording and download slides. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse, Net Conferences

Going to School on TDM – What Universities Are Doing for Sustainability netconference

On March 27, 2012, the National Center for Transit Research, the Association for Commuter Transportation, and Best Workplaces for Commuters™, sponsored the netconference, “Going to School on Transportation Demand Management – What Universities are Doing for Sustainability.”  The links to the recording and copies of the slides appear below. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Net Conferences