Travel Demand Management Program

Travel Demand Management, or TDM, refers to activities that help people use the transportation system more efficiently, while reducing traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. How people use our region's transportation system significantly affects the need for new transportation investments and support system preservation and maintenance. In short, TDM activities help get the most out of transportation infrastructure and services by making lower-cost, higher-efficiency transportation options easier to use and more readily available.

TDM activities include such options as eliminating or shortening trips, changing the mode of travel, or changing the time of day a trip is made, as well as action that increase transportation system efficiency through carpooling, vanpooling, transit, bicycling and walking. TDM strategies also include employer-based programs such as alternative work schedules, which can shift demand away from peak travel times, and telework, which can reduce the need for trips entirely. DRCOG coordinates the large-scale TDM funding and service efforts in the Denver region along with the other partner state, regional and local agencies.