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(tm) 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 Commuters, which recognizes and supports employer-provided transportation services; operating the Florida TDM Clearinghouse and the National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse, including its online support center; producing netconferences; administering a 2,550+ member TRANSP-TDM listserv to foster peer-to-peer exchanges; advancing safety by conducting targeted bicycle and pedestrian safety educational outreach programs to community groups; facilitating Safe Routes to Schools; and offering a nationally recognized Commuter Choice Certificate and Social Marketing in Transportation Certificate training programs.

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  • CUTR Webcast Recording: Closing the Loop - Improving Transit Through Crowdsourced Information
    CUTR Webcast Recording: Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowdsourced Information
    July 7, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowd-sourced Information Offering real-time arrival information to riders via mobile applications has been shown to improve the rider’s perception of transit, and even increase ridership.  This direct connection to riders also offers the agency an opportunity to collect...
  • Upcoming CUTR Webcast: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation
    Upcoming CUTR Webcast: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation
    September 1, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation This presentation will discuss a framework that will help transit agencies look at the different issues associated with deploying mobile fare payments. An industry scan of mobile fare technology will be presented with features of the different apps...
  • Upcoming CUTR Webcast: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation
    Upcoming CUTR Webcast: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation
    September 1, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation This presentation will discuss a framework that will help transit agencies look at the different issues associated with deploying mobile fare payments. An industry scan of mobile fare technology will be presented with features of the different apps...
  • USF Bicycle Action Committee
    USF Bicycle Action Committee
    The University of South Florida’s Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) was formed to bring together students, faculty, staff and others working to make bicycling fun, safe and enjoyable.  The BAC addresses topics related to bicycle education, engineering, encouragement and enforcement on the Tampa campus. Currently, the committee is working to submit...
  • Commuter Choice Certificate
    Commuter Choice Certificate
    The Commuter Choice Certificate (CCC) program provides the most comprehensive training program for transportation professionals involved in managing demand for our transportation systems. The non-credit certificate is awarded to participants who complete the required and elective courses to receive total of 80 credits over a two-year period.  Each attendee is expected to participate...