Even though the price of eBikes is decreasing, they are still out of reach for many lower income communities. To make eBikes more accessible to these communities, West Corridor TMA, in collaboration with UrbanTrans, successfully submitted a grant application to develop free eBike libraries across several affordable housing units in Denver.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
We wanted to spotlight an important effort from Georgia Tech’s School of City & Regional Planning. They have created two Equity, Justice & Inclusive Design Fellowships.Continue reading
UrbanTrans conducted a survey of TMAs in 2019 to advance industry research. The survey was conducted in partnership with the ACT TMA council. Read on to learn more about the effort and see the results.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
We’re sending virtual fist bumps to three outstanding UrbanTrans’ collaborators and partners in Atlanta and Denver.Continue reading
This year marks 20 years of UrbanTrans. That’s two decades of hard work, doing good, tons of memories, and oh so much fun! So, what have we done in our two-decade journey? Have a look.Continue reading
2020 is not off to the start many of us expected. Anxiety is high and social distancing restricts much of what we rely on. But there’s some good news: the way we work may never be the same.Continue reading
Mercedes Southeast HQ Wins Award for Game Changing Telework Program
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.