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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 are inputs into the standardized societal benefit estimation procedures contained in FDOT’s TRIMMS™ (Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies) model. To facilitate participation and ease of use, the final product, UCARE.TRIMMS, was made an online application.  Download final report.  For more information, contact Phil Winters at winters@cutr.usf.edu

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