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.

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  • 2015 Commuter Choice Certificate
    The 2015 Commuter Choice Certificate schedule of online classes is now available at http://www.commuterservices.com/events/2015-commuter-choice-courses/. 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’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: http://youtu.be/aXFwVh-gDBc Overview: Mobile phones are quickly reshaping...
  • 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...
  • Patent Awarded: Distributed and Decentralized Location Aware Architecture
    United States Patent 8924536 | Issue Date of U.S. Patent December 30, 2014 A distributed and decentralized location-aware system that includes a number of peers, each in communication with other peers and adapted to communicate PING, PONG, and ALERT messages. Each of the messages has a header that includes location...
  • Patent Awarded: System And Method For Spatial Point-Of-Interest Generation And Automated Trip Segmentation Using Location Data
    United States Patent 8843315 | Issue Date of U.S. Patent September 23, 2014 This invention is a spatial data processing system and method that allows the automatic, rapid, scalable analysis and transformation of large amounts of travel behavior data (e.g., tracking data points) into individual “points-of-interest” and discrete trips stored...