Cheltenham Township received it’s 9th consecutive TDM Advocate Award at the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association’s annual conference on September 10
GVF’s annual TDM Advocate’s program is a year-round benchmarking program that recognizes organizations for their commitment to implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives and alleviate congestion for their employees and the community.
TDM involves strategies that aim to reduce congestion, improve the environment and our quality of life. Examples of TDM include using different modes like a bus, bike or walking. It looks at the current design of our neighborhoods so that people can make choices other than driving alone.
Cheltenham achieved Diamond Level status by meeting more than 15 TDM criteria across five levels, including providing a municipal-sponsored shuttle for residents, implementing a sustainability plan, promoting a Safe Routes to School program, maintaining bicycle racks at municipal facilities and train stations, providing residents with information about road closures and delays, and adopting zoning ordinances that promote shared parking and mixed-use/transit-oriented development, among other initiatives.
The following TDM Advocates were honored in 2018:
- Cheltenham Township
- Chester County
- Fitzgerald and Halliday Inc.
- Lower Merion Township
- Montgomery County
- Montgomery County Community College
- Saint Joseph’s University
- Traffic Planning & Design, Inc.
- Tredyffrin Township
- Upper Merion Township
- Urban Engineers
- American Heritage Federal Credit Union
- King of Prussia Mall
- Limerick Township
- McMahon Associates, Inc.
- Suburban Transit Network, Inc.
- Borough of Pottstown
- Brandywine Realty Trust
- Bryn Mawr Hospital, Main Line Health
- Crowne Plaza & Fairfield Inn – King of Prussia
- Enterprise Rideshare
- Lankenau Medical Center Main Line Health
- Pottstown Area Rapid Transit
- Radial Inc.
- Whitpain Township
- Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Main Line Health
- Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health
- Borough of Phoenixville
- Century Engineering
- Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health
- Valley Forge Park Alliance