Do You Get What You Incent? A Virtual Discussion Net Conference

On April 25, 2007, the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) and the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida hosted a “virtual discussion” with a panel of transportation demand management (TDM) professionals who have been providing area-wide financial incentives across modes and/or who have mode-specific financial incentive programs. This event, led by co-moderators Donna Smallwood and Peter Valk, included a panel of experts who discussed how to provide rewards for changing travel behavior and use public resources cost effectively.  The streaming media recording also includes over 35 minutes of a lively question and answer period.  Questions were fielded from the estimated 125 attendees scattered in 24 locations around the country who heard the presentation live.


  • Vanpool Incentive Programs That Work! by Cathy Blumenthal, King County Metro, email: Cathy.Blumenthal at METROKC.GOV
  • Carpooling Makes $ense in New Jersey by Andrew Swords, New Jersey Department of Transportation, email: andrew.swords at
  • Rewarding the Right Behavior by Rick Steele, NuRide


  • Donna Smallwood, MassRides/URS
  • Peter Valk, TMS, Inc.

View the streaming media recording of the presentations  (You need Windows Media Player™  to view) (72 minutes)

After you viewed the presentation, please provide your feedback and topic suggestions for future net conferences

Download copies of the slides, including poll results (pdf) (937KB)

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