Metropolitan Planning Organization
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study
What is TDM?
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) - also referred to as transportation options - generally refers to transportation strategies that seek to reduce the use and negative impacts of single-occupant vehicles by expanding and enhancing travel choices such as public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, bicycling, and working from home. It can also refer to programs that seek to reduce the severity of congestion, such as shifting travel times or routes. TDM strategies typically focus on commute travel, but can also pertain to school and other travel.
Why are Transportation Options Important?
Transportation options help people travel around the region safely and efficiently and include biking, walking, taking transit, sharing rides, and driving. Providing a range of transportation options to residents and visitors can improve congestion, provide safe transportation options for everyone, including the disabled, low-income, and those without access to a car; and support environmental and human health.
What is the Lincoln TDM Strategy?
The City of Lincoln is conducting the Lincoln Transportation Demand Management Strategy to identify programs and partners that will help provide transportation options for Lincoln residents and visitors. The purpose is to develop a package of TDM activities designed to support individual travel choices, encourage sustainable transportation, and identify strategies to influence travel behavior in order to achieve the best use of transportation facilities.
The product of this study will be a recommended TDM program that includes the roles and responsibilities of partner agencies, recommended funding sources, and specific programs that can encourage the use of sustainable transportation. This project was initiated in December 2012 and is being lead by a Lincoln MPO TDM Oversight Planning Team to direct the efforts of the consultant, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates with ESTC.
Draft TDM Report
- Study Summary
- Implementation Strategy
- Appendix A: Stakeholder Summary Report
- Appendix B: Community Travel Preference Survey
- Appendix C: Landscape Scan
- Appendix D: Summary of Best Practices
- Appendix E: Draft Organizational Alternatives
- Appendix F: Business Case
- Appendix G: Sample Job Descriptions and Websites