Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

TDM Tools


The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Long Range Planning Division conducted a statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) study. TDM refers to a set of strategies aimed at reducing the demand for roadway travel, particularly single occupancy vehicles.  TDM strategies address a broad variety of constraints related to driving, including traffic congestion, less habitable communities, peak period travel demand, and poor air quality.

TDOT is examining TDM options that would work best for different regions across the State of Tennessee and how TDOT and local agencies can best provide TDM services in each region.  We are exploring existing TDM initiatives to find ways to strengthen or expand programs, while also considering new approaches. 

Examples of TDM initiatives are: 

  • Telework
  • Transit Improvements
  • Transit Incentives
  • Ridesharing
  • Parking Management and Parking Pricing

TDOT worked with a consultant team to complete the study.  Information was gathered through interviews, focus groups, and surveys conducted across the state.  Please see the links below to learn more about the study, the survey results, and the recommendations.