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Opportunities for Elevating the Role of TDM in Transportation Planning

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Published in TDM Review  (2008 Issue 1) by Wendy Messenger and Michael Grant of ICF International. Traffic congestion is a growing concern in metropolitan areas across the U.S., and transportation decision makers are increasingly recognizing that traffic congestion problems cannot be solved simply through new highway investments. In 2005, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) was passed. SAFETEA-LU has put an emphasis on optimizing transportation system capacity through system management and operations, and on improved consideration of congestion management in the transportation planning process.

Authored By

  • Michael Grant

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Michael Grant has more than 17 years of experience in transportation and environmental planning, policy, and economics. He has managed multidimensional projects for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as state and local transportation agencies and other governments and organizations.

    Mr. Grant's work focuses broadly on advancing sustainable transportation decision making, with emphasis on transportation demand management (TDM) and other strategies to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support community livability. He has provided training and technical assistance to State DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations, and other agencies on topics such as advancing planning for operations, congestion management, transportation air quality conformity, climate change mitigation, performance measurement, and program evaluation.

    Mr. Grant previously worked as an economist at DOT and as a planner for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA).

Insight Details

Published: Jan 1, 2008
Authors: , Wendy Messenger
Source: TDM Review

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