Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

Transportation Demand Management is moving people, not vehicles, and creating a more efficient use of our roadways.  This results in less traffic congestion, better air quality, and even happier, healthier communities.  Products and services include encouragement to use alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle (SOV) such as ridesharing (carpools and vanpools), taking transit, riding bikes, and walking. Alternatives to commuting such as compressed work weeks, flextime, and telecommuting, as well as parking management tactics such as preferential parking for carpools and parking pricing are also effective TDM strategies.



Howard County’s TDM Program is Howard Commuter Solutions


TDM Projects

TDM in Downtown Columbia

The Downtown Columbia Plan includes Transportation Demand Management (TDM) as one element of the overall approach to managing Downtown Columbia’s growth.  The Howard County Office of Transportation developed the Downtown Columbia Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP) in conjunction with the Downtown Columbia Partnership and assistance from Wells + Associates.  The TDMP includes action steps on the part of property owners, Howard County, and the Downtown Columbia Partnership.