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Travel Demand Management

What's New

Integrating Demand Management into the Transportation Planning Process: A Desk Reference

The Integrating Demand Management into the Transportation Planning Process: A Desk Reference has been developed to serve as a desk reference on integrating demand management into the transportation planning process.

Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Briefs

ATDM Program Brief: The International Influence on ATDM in the United States

ATDM Analysis Brief: Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)-ATDM Project Overview

ATDM Program Brief: An Introduction to Active Transportation and Demand Management

ATDM Program Brief: Active Parking Management

Managing both the "growth of" and periodic "shifts in" traffic demand are necessary elements of managing traffic congestion. If traffic demand is not managed, the performance of the transportation system will be adversely affected. Managing traffic demand today is about providing travelers, regardless of whether they drive alone, with travel choices, such as work location, route, time, and mode.

Travel Demand Management exists to improve reliability and to create effective choices. Travel Demand Management oversees two types of travel: Commute Travel and Tourism, Special Events, Emergencies, Shopping, etc.


Read more about Travel Demand Management in a brief overview document (HTML, PDF, 248KB)

Travel Demand Management Toolbox

The Travel Demand Management Toolbox contains resources such as reference materials, training opportunities, and related web site links.

Contact Us

If you are looking for more information on Travel Demand Management or have suggestions for links to post to this web site, please contact:

Wayne Berman
wayne.berman@fhwa.dot.gov
202-366-4069

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