The younger workforce is moving to cities, and they want access to reliable transit options. The older generations are coming from the suburbs, and they don’t want to be stressed out on a daily basis sitting behind the wheel. The desire to avoid driving alone to work is shared by commuters of all ages, but sometimes it’s not as simple as just taking the train. In many places, it’s just not feasible to live within walking distance of public transportation. Vanpooling can be a great way to get your employees to change their commuting habits in the absence of access to transit, but it might not be a big enough solution depending on the size of your company — and of the problem.
The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is an international organization working to improve employee commutes around the world. They host a series of events and webinars, and also sponsor regional chapters in order to enhance local infrastructure and mobility options.
Not only is the greater Boston area a business hub for the Northeast, it’s home to over 30 colleges and universities. At nearly five million people, it’s one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. With a growing population comes a strong economy, but also increased traffic issues.
Just when you thought cities couldn’t be built up any more, new developments keep popping up left and right. We’re not just talking about a couple of cities — this trend is happening all over the country and even the world. Luxury apartment buildings with rooftop pools, chic clothing boutiques, and quaint restaurants seem to be on every corner.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is part of a growing initiative to reduce single-occupancy vehicle commutes. If you aren’t well-versed in city planning efforts, this can be a challenging space to get into — but it’s essential for today’s employers to understand what’s required and how they can make their workplaces accessible to potential employees. That’s where transportation management associations (TMA) can be a huge help.
Our founders Matt Caywood and Ryan Croft were featured on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report (NBR) to talk all things TransitScreen. From inception to present, find out what we have been up to and where we are going.
Even though San Francisco is a city in its own right, it's often grouped together with neighboring cities as the larger Bay Area. With commuters traveling in and out of the city, monitoring and limiting traffic is not an easy task. Local and regional governments are working with companies to limit the number of single-occupancy vehicle commutes that are clogging highways throughout the region.