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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  • 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...
  • USF in 40 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting
    USF in 40 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting
    The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 40 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and...
  • CUTR Webcast Recording: Innovating the Paratransit System - Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples
    CUTR Webcast Recording: Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples
    September 3, 12:00PM (ET) Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples A research study investigated the impacts of technology on operational efficiency of Florida Community Transportation Coordinators (CTCs).  The challenges facing CTC staff are universal as trips have to be completed with no delays and customers...
  • 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 (www.nctr.usf.edu) and College of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida....