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Getting to Know: Claudine Schneider, TDM Specialists, Inc.

Posted: 04/29/2021
Category: Member Spotlight

My role at TDM Specialists, Inc. is the Transportation Program Coordinator. TDM Specialists offers TDM planning, implementation and on-site commuter program management, vehicle trip reduction solutions, commute and traffic mitigation support, and improved employee commuter experience. Our solutions reduce vehicle traffic, parking demand, greenhouse gases, and air pollution impacts. We work successfully with real estate developers, property managers, employers, and government agencies. Serving as an extension of client staff, we offer a broad range of commuter amenity services for property managers and employers to meet each client’s unique needs.

What brought you to TDM/how did you get involved in the field?

My expertise comes from a construction management background that includes client engagement, right-of-way services on the California High-Speed Rail Project, property management, and several other projects within the Sacramento region. With a stable and diverse background, rolling into TDM was quite simple and made the most sense as an exciting career path. Facing challenges such as climate change, greenhouse gases, and behavior change are all important topics to me. Taking the time to implement successful TDM Plans and commuter programs allows me to broaden my abilities and create a positive experience for our clients.

Why did you get involved in ACT? What has been the most memorable moment of your experience in ACT?

TDM Specialists has been an ACT member for several years. To grow my position and provide our clients the most successful programs, ACT provides an outstanding diversity of resources for small employers like us to blossom. ACT has allowed me to reach other organizations on different levels and visions and learn more about the transportation industry as a whole. My most memorable moment is yet to come at my first ACT 2021 Conference, where I will present Maintaining Office Culture in Hybrid Working Environments. But so far, I love attending webinars and meetings and knowing some of the attendees.

Within your work, what do you see as the future opportunities/challenges for TDM?

Time, technology, convenience, innovation, and behavior change are both opportunities and challenges, in my opinion. The tricky part is finding a balance and showing how we can make alternate transportation modes a positive solution in our everyday lives and why people should be more involved or interested. Even though our personal decisions may seem to impact ourselves, there is a cause and effect blindly happening around us with climate change and greenhouse gases. My overarching goal at TDM Specialists is to turn our challenges into opportunities that create positive benefits for our clients and mother earth.

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