Publications

Supporting Commuters Returning to Worksites During COVID-19

May 2020

The global pandemic brought on by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had profound impacts on business operations. With public health authorities recommending physical distancing to reduce the spread of the virus, businesses across all sectors implemented emergency measures to protect their employees’ health and adhere to local laws. For many businesses, this meant a complete closure of onsite operations and shifting employees from their worksites to their home, while a wide range of essential workers continued commuting. As communities move forward with reopening their worksites, employees and employers will again need to address the challenge of commuting to and from work. This document, developed by a team of ACT members and TDM professionals, provides employers, providers, and commuters with recommendations for managing different commute options.


Teleworking on Short Notice: Recommendations for Organizations, Managers, and Workers

April 2020

While teleworking had been one of the fastest growing modes of commuting before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) many organizations found themselves unprepared to support work from home options for employees. As state and local governments rolled out “stay at home” or “shelter in place” advisories, many organizations had to rapidly assess internal capacity for long-term telework implementation with only a few days’ notice. The Association for Commuter Transportation’s (ACT) Telework Council worked quickly to develop a webinar to provide key recommendations for organizations to put in place quick-response telework programs along with tips to support their employees who were not accustomed to teleworking.


2019 Emerging Mobility Summit Report

August 2019

The Emerging Mobility Summit held in April 2019 in Austin, TX brought together subject matter experts, community leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders for two days of in-depth discussions and networking; focused on the future of transportation and mobility to identify paths forward, opportunities for research, and what might be in store for TDM in our communities. This report summarizes the plenary sessions along with the facilitated discussion tables held on a variety of topics to identify solutions to challenges or new insights on issues related to the advancement of emerging mobility and its interconnection with transportation demand management.

2018 Nashville TDM Charrette: Addressing the Region's Mobility Challenges

March 2019

In conjunction with its annual Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Forum, the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) in collaboration with its non-profit Center for TDM, held a half-day charrette to identify TDM solutions to address Nashville's regional transportation challenges, which had gained national exposure after the defeat of the local transportation referendum that would have provided over $5 billion in new funding for a new light rail system, public transit improvements, and other transportation enhancements.

During the charrette, representatives from public and private organizations across the Nashville region joined TDM professionals from around the country to address the questions below to examine the potential for TDM to play a leading strategy for the region in the near term.

2018 Emerging Mobility Summit Report

April 2018
The Emerging Mobility Summit held in April 2018 in Columbus, OH brought together subject matter experts, community leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders for two days of in-depth discussions and networking; focused on the future of transportation and mobility to identify paths forward, opportunities for research, and what might be in store for TDM in our communities. This report summarizes the plenary sessions along with the facilitated discussion tables held on a variety of topics to identify solutions to challenges or new insights on issues related to the advancement of emerging mobility and its interconnection with transportation demand management.

A Better Way: A Spotlight on Transportation Management Associations

October 2017

This paper digs into the varying reasons for a TMAs establishment and what the community was attempting to achieve through the organization. The paper features insights from public officials and private sector leaders representing TMAs from across the country. For over 30 years, TMAs have been helping communities deliver transportation option that benefit commuters, employers, and communities. In that time, often developed in partnership between public and private sectors, TMAs have become powerful organizations to increase mobility, improve air quality, and strengthen livability and economic development in the regions they serve.

Multimodal Payments Convergence - Part One: Emerging Models and Use Cases

March 2017

This white paper provides an outline of four types of payment convergence that have been implemented: the use of a common payment technology, linked or integrated mobile apps, common or linked payment accounts, and incentives or co-marketing. The paper features real-world use cases illustrating innovation in multimodal payments, including Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Transport for London (TfL), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and others.

Getting to Work: Spotlight on Employer-Sponsored Commuter Programs

January 2017

A spotlight on five employer-sponsored programs which assist employees with the challenges of commuting to work.

2016 Employer Benchmarking Survey

The 2016 Employer Benchmarking Survey is designed to gain an understanding of how employers view employee commute programs, how these programs are conducted and managed, and how employers view the future of employee commute programs and their impacts on their respective organizations.

The 2016 Employer Benchmarking Survey was conducted using a voluntary online survey developed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and representatives of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Employer Council. This survey was then emailed to organizations with 100+ employees and received 76 usable responses. This study was co-sponsored by ACT and Best Workplaces for Commuters.

The TMA Handbook: A Guide to Successful Transportation Management Associations

2001

This handbook shows you how to start and maintain a TMA that will thrive, not just survive.


Smart Mobility for a 21st Century America by Transportation for America

October 2010

Strategies for maximizing technology to minimize congestion, reduce emissions and increase efficiency.

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