Connecting Demand Management and Economic Development Activities

Recent research into employer-based demand management strategies highlighted the fact that most business decisions on where to locate consider freight and services access, but not the employee access to transportation. Specifically, the current economic development process largely focuses on educating potential businesses about access to transportation facilities with respect to business operations, but the details do not extend to available travel modes for the employees commuting to that work location. As a result, most employer-based programs for travel options are developed after the fact and are somewhat limited in scope and scale. This policy brief presents details on the possible root causes for this disconnect and identifies opportunities for improving the communication and coordination efforts of economic development and transportation demand management efforts at the time of site location decisions.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01600204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 11:05AM