Supporting our military and defense infrastructure through transportation

Posted By: Allison Caravella General News,

Independence Day is quickly approaching, and this holiday provides an important platform to recognize the people, organizations, and systems that continue to keep our country safe and free. Within ACT, many members work directly to support our military and defense infrastructure, and we are proud to recognize their efforts. 

Transportation plays a key role in keeping this infrastructure running, and one example can be found in Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) in Arlington, Virginia. WHS provides accessible and reliable transit through the Pentagon Transit Center (PTC), the largest transit hub in its region. 

WHS, which is a Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity, has a wide set of programs and policies to help improve mobility for their employees and community. Their Transportation Management Program Office (TMPO) works toward key priorities including the reduction of SOV travel, transportation resiliency planning, and providing sustainable transit options. 

Through WHS TMPO, employees can utilize a set of diverse transportation modes ranging from buses and trains to employee bike facilities, vanpools, and more. They can also take advantage of resources like the PREP (Plan – Research – Execute – Practice) program, which educates employees about commute options and helps to optimize their travel. These offerings are all part of a TDM program that has earned multiple awards and directly leads to increased commuter mobility.

WHS is a strong example of the value that reliable transportation systems bring to employees and communities, but there are many more throughout ACT's membership. Thank you to all who work to increase mobility for our military and defense infrastructure!