Transportation Demand Management

Program Overview

Often, the most cost-effective way to solve a problem related to transportation is to manage demand. Transportation demand management (TDM) focuses on helping people change their travel behavior—to meet their travel needs by using different modes, traveling at different times, making fewer trips or shorter trips, or taking different routes. Through the nation’s largest and most comprehensive TDM research program, CUTR’s diverse research portfolio ranges from guidance for integrating TDM into the transportation planning process to developing the TRIMMS© tool for estimating impact of TDM to developing patented technologies for global positioning system-enabled mobile phones to track travel behavior. Our technical assistance efforts include managing Best Workplaces for CommutersSM, which recognizes and supports employer-provided transportation services; operating the Florida TDM Clearinghouse and the National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse; producing net conferences; administering a 2,000+ member listserv to foster peer-to-peer exchanges; advancing safety by conducting targeted bicycle and pedestrian safety educational outreach programs to community groups and schools; and offering a nationally recognized TDM training program.


Recent Posts

  • NCTR Researchers Receive Patent for Automatic Trip Purpose Detection
    NCTR Researchers Receive Patent for Automatic Trip Purpose Detection
    On June 2, 2015, the United States Patent Office awarded Patent No. 9,047,384, System and Method for Automatically Determining Purpose Information for Travel Behavior to a team of researchers from the National Center for Transit Research ( and College of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida....
  • Go Hillsborough Public Forum
    Go Hillsborough Public Forum
    Through CUTR’s technical support to the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Go Hillsborough public forum is being hosted at the USF Tampa Campus. It is being held at the Engineering II Bldg. Hall of Flags on Tuesday, May 12, 8-9:30 a.m.  This free interactive workshop is not only for...
  • 2015 Commuter Choice Certificate
    2015 Commuter Choice Certificate
    The 2015 Commuter Choice Certificate schedule of online classes is now available at You can register and pay using the same link (scroll down on that page). Course Descriptions provides a brief overview and learning objectives for these courses. Note the course descriptions include courses not currently on the 2015 schedule....
  • CUTR Researcher Featured Speaker at USDOT's Transportation Innovation Series
    CUTR Researcher Featured Speaker at USDOT’s Transportation Innovation Series
    CUTR’s Dr. Sean J. Barbeau will present, “Enabling Better Mobility Through Innovations for Mobile Devices” on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1 PM EST as the featured speaker in USDOT’s Transportation Innovation Series – hosted by  OST Office of Research and Technology (OST-R). View recording via YouTube: Overview: Mobile phones are quickly reshaping...
  • Florida TDM Clearinghouse
    Florida TDM Clearinghouse
    The Florida Statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Clearinghouse provides technical assistance in support of Florida’s commuter assistance program to achieve Florida’s 2060 vision and goals as identified in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 2060 Florida Transportation Plan. According to the Federal Highway Administration, TDM is “any action or set...