City of Denver Greenlights TDM Ordinance for New Development to Advance Transportation Goals

Denver residents and employees now have more choices for how they move about the city thanks to a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) ordinance recently approved by Denver City Council. The new ordinance requires developers to implement TDM strategies that will expand travel options and create more alternatives to driving. Ideas include a subsidized transit pass for tenants or building amenities for people who walk or bike into the workplace.

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UrbanTrans Team Members Achieve TDM Certification

The Association for Commuter Transportation recently established a national certification program for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) professionals. Three of our teammates –Aaron Gaul, Emily Haar, and Adrienne Boyd –have achieved the certification and join TDM professionals around the world as the industry’s first-ever certified professionals.

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Takeaways from EcoFair Toronto’s Panel, The Importance of Affordable Transportation

There’s an old joke that Toronto is about an hour from Toronto. While most of us can bond over our shared burden with a bit of humor, the reality is that Toronto is often ranked as the worst commutes in North America. This, in part, is due to our high transit fares and average one-way commute time of 42 minutes, or 52 minutes for transit riders. What the data doesn’t show is how limited transportation choices can be dependent on where you live.

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Mercedes Southeast HQ Wins Award for Game Changing Telework Program

Mercedes Southeast HQ Wins Award for Game Changing Telework Program

UrbanTrans would like to congratulate Mercedes-Benz USA for earning a 2019 Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) National Award for their Telework program. Upon making Atlanta home in 2018, Mercedes-Benz USA quickly realized commuting to work was a widespread pain point for its employees.

Mercedes took action and partnered with Perimeter Connects in effort to overcome their employees’ commuting challenges. Perimeter Connects is a Transportation Management Association managed by UrbanTrans on behalf of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts. Perimeter Connects helped Mercedes develop a custom telework program that allows the majority of employees the ability to telework one day a week. 

The result? 98% of participating employees reported that telework was valuable for Mercedes. In addition, a survey of managers revealed that employee productivity increased with the new custom telework program. Mercedes was honored with the 2019 ACT National Award for Telework for their efforts in reducing commuter frustration and improving employee satisfaction.

ACT recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of transportation demand management every year. Mercedes’ Telework program exemplifies ACT’s vision of, “A Better Journey for Everyone.” On behalf of UrbanTrans and Perimeter Connects, we would like to celebrate our partner Mercedes-Benz USA for their outstanding achievements in implementing a custom telework program. 

 
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