GVF, a not-for-profit organization inspiring mobility choices for all, hosted its TDM Advocates Breakfast to recognize its 2022 TDM Advocates, along with keynote speaker Steve Wray, Senior Vice President & Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Through GVF’s TDM Advocates program, organizations are encouraged and recognized for their commitment to implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives that improve the environment and quality of life for employees and the community.
This year's organizations include Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, engineering and development firms, retail locations, and local municipalities.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) refers to strategies, programs, or policies designed to reduce drive-alone trips and enable the transportation system to function more effectively and efficiently through alternative transportation options such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, or telework.
By implementing TDM strategies and reducing drive-alone trips we can improve our climate and increase the efficiency of our regional roadways.
Event Keynote speaker:
Steve Wray, Senior Vice President & Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Steve oversees ESI's Center for the Future of Cities. ESI's Center for the Future of Cities brings together experts in urban economics, policy, and strategy to craft new evidence-based research on the most important issues facing cities worldwide.
Steve spoke about future trends and TDM stating, “We are living in a time of extreme change. COVID-19 accelerated changes in how, where, and even why we work. Advanced technology changes are creating new transportation paradigms."
Steve stated that political changes lead to both new opportunities and increased risk. Climate change is having a profound impact on the future of transportation and energy.
Steve spoke on innovations in transportation, and how technology will remake our communities. Can E-bikes make trails and side roads the new highways and increase transportation equity? And will first and last mile transit be remade by autonomous shuttles? His message ends with how change can create new and exciting opportunities.
"Congratulations again to our 2022 recipients, thank you to all our sponsors, and to our keynote speaker Steve Wray who shared with us future insights into TDM. If we continue to utilize and expand TDM tools in our region we will continue to improve our environment, economy, and our collective futures." Rob Henry, Executive Director, GVF.
2022 TDM Advocates:
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
Borough of Pottstown
Brandywine Realty Trust
King of Prussia Mall
Lower Merion Township
Michael Baker International
Montgomery County Community College
Municipality of Norristown
North Coventry Township
Suburban Transit Network
Traffic, Planning & Design
Upper Merion Township
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Thank you to our 2022 Annual Event Sponsors:
Diamond Level: Kaplin Stewart, Urban Engineers
Platinum Level: Boles Smyth, Brandywine Realty Trust, King of Prussia District, McMahon, a Bowman Company, Pennoni, RK&K, THA Consulting, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., Vanguard
Gold Level: Carroll Engineering Corporation, HDR, Gannett Fleming, Jacobs, Michael Baker International, RK&K, SEPTA, Suburban Transit Network (TransNet), WSP
Silver Level: Comcast, DVRPC, ESI, HNTB. PECO, STV, Stantec