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Top TDM Case Studies

Here are examples of great TDM ideas and programs happening all over the world. Check back often as we constantly add more stories and work to make them all easier to discover on our site. And please let us know about your examples so we can feature them here.

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with… Read more »

Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Partnering with arts and culture communities is a great way to increase awareness of transportation options.[/feature_box][/quote_right] RIDE Solutions in Roanoke, Virginia has a long history of working with the local arts and culture scene to reduce traffic in the region. We have worked with: the Roanoke Arts Commission on: an art… Read more »

Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]The right kind of safety messaging can set a transit agency apart from the competition – and encourage active transportation.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Arlington hasn’t unveiled its new PAL marketing campaign yet, but Mobility Lab received a preview of it. Soon to show up on ART buses, in Arlington Metro stations, and in local… Read more »

How Transit Agencies Can Manage the “Blizzard” of Negativity on Twitter

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]An increasingly important part of getting people to try public transit — and keeping them happy— is to provide exceptional customer service on Twitter.[/feature_box][/quote_right]Agencies that use Twitter to respond to users’ complaints or answer questions get more positive Twitter reaction and more civil discourse online, according to Lisa Schweitzer, the author of… Read more »

Corrals Aim to Make Bikeshare Customers Even Happier

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]As bikeshare programs become more popular, they also must work more efficiently to satisfy customer demand and satisfaction.[/feature_box][/quote_right] We already know that an overwhelming amount of Capital Bikeshare members are really happy to have this cost-saving, healthy, non-polluting, and auto-traffic-alleviating transportation option available in the Washington D.C. region. Now there’s yet… Read more »

Bikeshare Opens Major Possibilities for People Who Use CarFreeAtoZ

One of the key strengths of bikeshare is how it effectively expands the transportation network for its users. It unlocks new travel options that might not otherwise be possible, even for people with their own bikes. Now that CarFreeAtoZ supports bikeshare as an option, we can begin to see this impact more clearly than ever…. Read more »

D.C. Region’s First Capital Bikeshare-to-Transit App Unveiled by Arlington County

Along with bike-to-transit and drive-to-transit, people traveling throughout the Washington D.C. region – for the first time – can now search for bikeshare-to-transit directions as part of their trip planning. To see if your commute would benefit from Capital Bikeshare, start by going to CarFreeAtoZ.com. Follow the guide to submit your home and work address… Read more »

Arlington Incubates Its Latest Transit-Tech Project

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Arlington County’s incubation of transit-tech projects like Conveyal’s CarFreeAtoZ is one way the county seeks to improve the lives of its commuters.[/feature_box][/quote_right] It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to compete with the likes of Google, but that’s what a little start-up named Conveyal is doing. The firm creates digital tools… Read more »

Arlington County First in Nation with Program to Ease Public-School Staff Commutes

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]School systems, whose faculty and staff take many single-occupancy car trips, are a large untapped market for TDM services. [/feature_box][/quote_right] The only transportation demand management (TDM) program for public school faculty and staff in the U.S. has been created in Arlington County, Virginia. The program, called “ATP Schools,” is being administered by… Read more »

Business Leaders Network to Make Transportation Easier in Arlington

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Employers are eager to take part in transportation programs that improve the lives of their workers, and public agencies have an opportunity to provide valuable help.[/feature_box][/quote_right] “One of the biggest benefits of being part of this program is learning what other companies are doing,” says Christine Ng of Environ, a science… Read more »