Welcome To The TDM Community - Tools and Resources for TDM Newcomers

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My presentation given at the 2009 Association for Commuter Transportation conference on a (partial) list of resources to quickly help newcomers to the transportation demand management (TDM) community

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Welcome To The TDM Community - Tools and Resources for TDM Newcomers

  1. 1. Welcome to the TDM Community: Tools and Resources for TDM Newcomers PHILIP L. WINTERS CENTER FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
  2. 2. Overview National TDM & Telework Clearinghouse Transportation Research Board Promotional Materials Clearinghouse Best Workplaces for Commuters Other
  3. 3. ACT Members Only ACT Accomp- Searchable Bulletin Event Public Policy Board and lishments Membership Board Calendar Updates Leadership Directory Information www.actweb.org
  4. 4. Associations TDM Associations Blogs  ACT  TDM Professional  www.actweb.org  TheTDMProfessional.com  ACT Canada  TDM Talk  www.actcanada.com actcanada com  tdmtalk.blogspot.com  ACT TravelWise (UK)  Best Workplaces for  www acttravelwise org www.acttravelwise.org Commuters Commuters’ blog  European Platform on  bwforcommuters.blogspot Mobility Management y g .com  www.epomm.org
  5. 5. National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida y
  6. 6. Peer-to-Peer Exchange SUBSCRIBE www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse www nctr usf edu/clearinghouse NETWORK 1,575 1 575 TRANSP-TDM listserv subscribers Knowledge SHARE & LEARN from other members responses or prior postings
  7. 7. Discussion Forums • TDM (TRANSP-TDM) • Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) Wide Wid Champions  NEW • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) range of g • Parking Management (Parking) • Sustainable Transport Indicators (STI) interests • Telework • C-PARK (University transportation) Penn State) Easy to • • Subscribe at http://lists.cutr.usf.edu/read/ Send one email to reach everyone Use • • View archives without subscribing Add archives as an RSS feed
  8. 8. Netconferences  ACT and NCTR co-host  2S Speakers and ~ 30 k d minutes for Q&A  Sessions are recorded for on-demand playback  Copies of the slides are also available l il bl
  9. 9. 2009 Netconferences –Learn More. Travel Less.  Connecting Transportation Demand Management g p g and Climate Change (February 12, 2009)  Strategic Marketing: The Truth About Gender and Generational Commuting Trends – and Its Consequences (May 27, 2009) TTweeting Demand M ti D d Management – D i an Ab t t Doing About Face(book) on Marketing Travel Choices (October 15, 15 2009) www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse/netconferencing.htm
  10. 10. Commuter Choice Certificate  Florida Commuter Choice Certificate Program g  Targets the TDM professional (not ETC)  80 hours for certificate from USF  C Continuing Ed i i Education U i offered i Units ff d  Nearly 100 hours of workshops offered per year  New in 2009  Online delivery via Internet and VoIP or phone  Out-of-state fee of only $25 per credit hour
  11. 11. Transportation Research Board (TRB)  TRB is part of the National Academy of Science  F d TDM l Funds TDM-related research through the T d h h h h Transit C i Cooperative R i Research h Program and Highway Cooperative Research Program  Maintains TRIS – an online database of 600,000 records of published and ongoing multi-modal research  http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/index.do  Promotes research through annual conference and committees  Annual conference in mid January in Washington DC and is mid-January Washington, attended by over 8,000  Committee on TDM – Lori Diggins, LDA Consulting, chair LDACWDC@aol.com  www.trb-tdm.org
  12. 12. TRB Committee on TDM website
  13. 13. TRB TDM-Related Publications  Car-Sharing: Where and How It Succeeds  Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness of Commuter Choice Programs  Analyzing the Effectiveness of Commuter Benefits Programs  The Congestion Mitigation Air Q g g Quality Improvement Program: y p g Assessing 10 Years of Experience  Cost-Effectiveness of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategies  Successful Risk Management for Rideshare and Car Pool Matching Car-Pool Programs
  14. 14. “promotional materials clearinghouse” Operated by The Marketing Institute Florida State University College of Business http://nctr.cob.fsu.edu marketing resources for TDM professionals
  15. 15. features • online archive of TDM promotional collateral • searchable database of over hundreds of print campaigns/materials • free stock photography (mostly specific to Florida) • tutorials on print, design, and p , g , production • technical support and instruction available from staff marketing resources for TDM professionals
  16. 16. “promotional materials clearinghouse” searchable gallery Gallery includes audio and video PSAs, niche marketing samples, advertising, etc.
  17. 17. Best Workplaces for CommutersSM p Effective October 1 2007 1, Managed by National Center for Transit Research at University of South Florida
  18. 18.  National public recognition for Best being commuter-friendly and Workplaces socially responsible. y p for f  Lists of Best Workplaces Commuters  Race to Excellence  Free web conferences d li b f delivered to d your desktop H l D k Help Desk  Networking opportunities, including  Other tools and resources
  19. 19.  Best Workplaces for Commuters Help Commuters’ Best Desk Workplaces  625+ questions and answers, for including case studies Commuters’ Help Desk www.bestworkplaces.org Best Workplaces for Commuters is a program of the National Center for Transit Research at University of South Florida
  20. 20. National Standard of Excellence Workplaces met at least one: • Transit/vanpool subsidy ($30 or full cost) Must commit to • Telecommuting (daily 6% trip 14% Non-Drive reduction average) Alone Rate • P ki Parking C h Cash-out ($30 or at least t tl t within 18 ithi 75% of market rate) months • Pre-tax benefit (30% employee participation) pa ti ipation) • Compressed work week (daily 6% trip reduction average) • Employer equivalent benefit
  21. 21. Plus Offer 3 Supporting Programs • Active membership in TMA • Rideshare matching • Bike lockers and showers • Emergency Ride Home • Up-to-date transportation information • Shuttles Sh ttles • Preferred parking for carpools/vanpools • Awards program • LEED transportation credits • Plus many more options y p www.bestworkplaces.org
  22. 22. Other Resources  Online TDM Encyclopedia – Victoria Transport Policy Institute I tit t  www.vtpi.org/TDM  FHWA Office of Operations  http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/td p // p g / m/index.htm
  23. 23. For More Information PHIL WINTERS CENTER FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 4202 E. FOWLER AVENUE, CUT100 TAMPA, FL 33647 813.974-9811 WINTERS@CUTR.USF.EDU WWW.CUTR.USF.EDU
  24. 24. Criteria for Best Workplaces for Commuters • Coordinate communication (POC centralize outreach) (POC, centralize, • Offer commuter benefits package, including: • ERH • Significant support for one mode • Supplemental support for other modes • Meet performance benchmark – 14% non-SOV • Report success
  25. 25. 2008 Netconferences –Learn More. Travel Less.  The Future is Now: TDM Marketing in Today’s “Environment” (8/20/08)* Environment  Tips for Planning and Operating Successful Shuttles and Circulators (5/28/08)  Results f l from 2007 Employer TDM Program l Benchmarking Survey (5/21/08)  Innovative Tools for Encouraging Bicycling: Online g g y g Bicycle Route Mapping (5/20/08)*  Integrating Transportation Demand Management (TDM) into the Land Development Process ( / / ) p (2/20/08)*  * Florida Lunch and Learn Series www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse/netconferencing.htm

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