Method to Set Regional Expectations for TDM Performance Indicators/Realistic Targets
Environmental Considerations in Planning
Research Idea Scope
TERI Database Administrator Notes: Not recommended at present time by 2009 Environmental Process Subcommittee.
Over the past 35-40 years, Travel Demand Management (TDM) strategies have been implemented to address a range of regional transportation and environmental goals – reduce energy dependency, contribute to congestion mitigation, reduce travel-related emissions, and enhance regional mobility and accessibility, among others. Many of the regions that implemented TDM defined ambitious performance targets for TDM that proved unreachable, at least for the TDM strategies attempted with the funding and effort invested. What regional objectives can TDM support and what targets are realistic? How do characteristics of the region influence the results that can be expected? How do the types of TDM strategies and the level of investment affect the results that can be achieved? What method or process can be recommended to define appropriate targets?
ABE50, Transportation Demand Management Committee, as specified in the TRB Research Needs Database, 2009. (Submitted to TRB Database 6/2007)