ACT needs your help in securing cosponsors for the MORE Through TDM Act. The deadline for signing on as an Original Cosponsor is today, April 13th but Members of Congress can continue to sign as cosponsors past this date.
We are asking you as ACT members to reach out to your Members of Congress and urge them to join lead sponsor Representative Chuy Garcia (D-IL) in his efforts to advance this important legislation that would codify TDM into federal transportation policy and provide $1.25 billion in new funding for TDM.
Here are some helpful steps to get started and everything you’ll need to know about the bill:
Get Contact Information. Reach out to Brian Hannigan from our legislative affairs team for direct contact information for your Representative’s office and their transportation staffer.
A Meeting Is Best, But an Email Will Do. We recommend calling if you can because the deadline is soon, but we also have an email template that you can use to encourage your Representative to support the bill.
If you can’t advocate, educate! If you are not allowed to encourage your Members of Congress to support a specific piece of legislation, you can still meet and educate them on TDM and why it is important to their constituents. Learn more about advocacy>>
Check out our MORE Through TDM Act Information session below for more tips!
Get to Know the MORE Through TDM Act
The Mobility Options, Resiliency & Efficiency (MORE) Through TDM Act focuses on solidifying the importance and support of TDM as a key strategy for federal transportation policy. The legislation outlines the importance of TDM and establishes requirements for regions to include TDM in Long-Range Transportation Plans. The legislation would also establish new funding in the amount of $1.25 billion (that’s $250 million per year for 5 years!) to support the implementation of TDM strategies.
Visit www.actweb.org/MORE for a summary of the bill and resources for reaching out to your members of Congress.
The Greater Madison MPO in Madison, Wisconsin, recently rebranded its TDM program to “RoundTrip,” pairing a fresh look with a new website and digital emergency ride home vouchers to increase awareness and participation.