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A Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
Program encompasses several tools to help with traffic
congestion mitigation by offering alternatives to the single-
occupant vehicle. Some of these alternatives include
Carpooling, Vanpooling, Teleworking, Compressed Work
Week, Walking, Bicycling, and Riding the Bus.
North Carolina continues to grow at a rapid pace with more
and more commuters traveling out of their respective
counties to work. The more people who use alternate
forms of transportation, the greater the number of people our
congested corridors can carry during peak periods. Transportation
supply cannot be the primary solution to traffic congestion. Not only
is building additional highways expensive and time consuming, it
does not solve for more immediate issues such as poor air quality.
Using strategies that increase the carrying capacity of the system –
such as enabling greater use of high-occupancy vehicles (HOV),
shifting trips out of rush hours, and eliminating the need for a trip
altogether – helps us get the most out of our transportation
TDM Program Manager – Chantale Wesley