ALTRANS Transportation Management Association, Inc. has provided award-winning Transportation Demand Management (TDM) services to the greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1991.
ALTRANS’ skilled team of professionals identify clients’ specific needs and implement sustainable, cost-effective transportation solutions. From the site development process to commuter benefits programs, ALTRANS services reduce single occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips and encourage alternative transportation modes.
Each year, ALTRANS reduces thousands of commuter vehicle-miles-traveled in the region, directly reducing traffic congestion, increasing road safety, reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality all while enhancing quality of life in the Bay Area.
ALTRANS has received TDM and trip reduction awards from regional and nationally recognized organizations such as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
What is Transportation Demand Management?
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is the study of travel behavior within an organization or region, and the implementation of strategies to encourage more efficient and sustainable travel habits. TDM improves quality of life in communities by reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles (SOV) on the roadways.
A TDM plan may be required by state or local governments, or an organization may choose to implement TDM strategies as a cost-effective way to achieve sustainability goals and increase employee satisfaction.
TDM strategies may include providing information to employees about transit options, designing individualized trip plans, offering benefits or incentives for alternative transportation choices, and supporting existing transit infrastructure with shuttle services.
Benefits of TDM:
- Reduces carbon emissions
- Reduces commute times and commuter vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT)
- Relieves traffic congestion
- Relieves parking demand in urban areas
- Improves air quality
- Improves road safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians
- Encourages transit use
- Encourages community engagement through the formation of TMAs
Helpful TDM Resources
- What Is TDM? -- Mobility Lab
- Online TDM Encyclopedia -- Victoria Transport Policy Institute
- What is CEQA? -- Bay Area Air Quality Management District
- What are Commuter Benefits? -- 511.org
- What are Traffic Mitigation Ordinances? -- EPA
- What is a Transportation Management Association (TMA)? -- Texas A&M Transportation Institute