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.
Brentin is currently a Program Planner/Analyst with the Transportation Demand Management department, where he works on pedestrian and bicycle safety, education, and encouragement programs. He also supports the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition.
Brentin is also a certified League Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, a Certified Ride Leader with the Florida Bicycle Association, and a certified helmet fitter through the Florida Department of Transportation.
M.PA, Master of Public Administration, University of South Florida, 2013
B.A., Mass Communications, University of South Florida, 2008