Transportation Demand Management and Park & Ride
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) uses strategies and policies to reduce single occupant vehicles and encourage/incentivize other modes such as walking, biking, ridesharing, vanpooling, transit, bikesharing and car-sharing. TDM also includes shifting travel demand away from typical rush hour times. Reducing the amount of automobile traffic during peak travel hours improves transportation system efficiency, reduces vehicle miles traveled (VMT), improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion, improves access to employment, and enhances the livability of our communities. In addition to focusing on sustainable modes, TDM also includes measures such as flexible work schedules, telecommuting, preferential parking, financial incentives and more.
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CarShare Vermont is the state’s first and only nonprofit car-sharing organization, and the first in the country to operate in a mostly rural area. We are working to reduce car dependence and improve mobility for Vermonters by providing a convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to private car ownership. CarShare Vermont offers a network of vehicles that members can use by the hour or day whenever they need to drive. www.carsharevt.org
CHITTENDEn AREA TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (CATMA)
CATMA a membership-based nonprofit serving Chittenden County. We administer and manage customized, turn-key transportation demand management programs that offer a better way to get to work, save money, reduce parking challenges and congestion, and cut carbon emissions. Though we don’t operate transit services, we have strong partnerships with local transit organizations and we’ll help you navigate them. catmavt.org
GO! CHITTENDEN COUNTY
Transportation partners in Chittenden County have joined together to form Go! Chittenden County, a one-stop shop for businesses and individuals interested in transportation resources. We’re dedicated to helping Vermonters find easier, more efficient ways of getting around Chittenden County and beyond which will help to increase the efficiency and equity of our region’s transportation system, increase access to employment and enhance the livability of our communities. Interested in getting from here to there? Ready to solve your on-site transportation issues? Visit www.gochittendencounty.org and get started!
Go! Vermont is a program of the Vermont Agency of Transportation and is a statewide 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, a vanpool program, and other practical information on getting around by biking, walking, bus, train, and ferry. www.connectingcommuters.org
GREEN MOUNTAIN TRANSIT (gmt)
GMT (formerly CCTA) is the region’s public transportation provider. We offer a variety of transit services, including local fixed routes and shuttles, local commuter routes, and inter-regional Link Express commuter routes, all offered with affordable fares and convenient multi-ride passes. ridegmt.com
Greenride Bikeshare is Vermont’s first publicly available bikeshare system with bikes and stations located in Winooski, Burlington and South Burlington, and with plans to expand into other communities. In addition to annual, monthly and per trip memberships, Greenride for All is an income-eligible discount program providing mobility for those who need it most. Our mission is to transform mobility by providing a high quality, convenient and affordable bikeshare system that will connect people to more places where they live, work, and play. greenridebikeshare.com
Local Motion is northwest Vermont’s member-driven nonprofit advocate for active transportation and recreation. We work with a wide range of public and private partners to make biking and walking safer, easier, and more fun! www.localmotion.org
WAY TO GO! CHALLENGE
Way to Go! is an incentive-based event that encourages the use of less-expensive, healthier, more earth-friendly transportation alternatives to driving alone. For more than a decade, a growing number of participants have pledged to try a new way of commuting as part of Way to Go! . The collective efforts into this program have resulted in the program receiving national and statewide recognition.
PARK & RIDE
CCRPC completed the 2011 Park and Ride & Intercept Facility Plan, which describes the Plan’s purpose and need, goals and objectives, details high priority sites and projects, and offers recommendations to help achieve the vision of a regional network of park & ride and intercept facilities. CCRPC has advanced a regional park and ride strategy through a number of previous plans and studies; a 1993 Study, the 1999 Plan, and most recently, the 2004 Plan focusing on prioritization of facility locations by “type” (e.g. Intercept lot (or Satellite lot) v.s. Park & Ride lot).
- VTrans Transportation Demand Management Guidance »
- Listing of Chittenden County Park & Ride Studies »
- Listing of Other Parking-Related Studies »
- Vermont’s Municipal Park & Ride Program »
- Vermont Park & Ride Locations »
- GMT – Routes & Schedules »
- Go Vermont: Connecting Commuters in Vermont »
- Vermont Public Transportation Association (VPTA) »
- CATMA – Regional Park & Ride Facilities »
- Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) »