Transportation Demand Management (TDM)


TDM programs attempt to reduce demand on the transportation system, especially during periods of highest traffic congestion. By encouraging the travelling public to commute more by public transportation, carpool/vanpool, bicycle, walking, and telecommuting, or by commuting during off-peak hours, TDM programs can reduce total trips, thereby decreasing the use of Single-Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) modes as well as their resulting pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

In Addison County, Way to Go! Commuter Challenge serves as an incentive-based event encouraging the use of less-expensive, healthier, more earth-friendly transportation alternatives to driving alone. For nearly a decade, a growing number of participants have pledged to try a new way of commuting during the week-long Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. Addtionally, the State’s “Go Vermont” program serves as a resource for commuters who want to reduce the cost and environmental impact of driving. The program features a free carpool/vanpool matching service, ridesharing tips, and other practical information on getting around by biking, walking, bus, train and ferry.

TDM Resources



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