Cheltenham Township Earns Transportation Demand Management Advocate Award

Cheltenham Township received it’s 9th consecutive TDM Advocate Award at the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association’s annual conference on September 10

On Monday, September 10, Cheltenham Township was honored by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) for its ninth Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Advocate Award, and reached the top distinction of Diamond Level this year. Charlyn Battle, Director of Human Resources and Bryan Havir, Township Manager represented Cheltenham Township and accepted the award. accepted the award at the conference.

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.


Left to Right: Maureen Farrell, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF); Deputy Executive Director, Charlyn Battle, Cheltenham Township Director of Human Resources; Bryan Havir, Cheltenham Township Manager; and Tamala Edwards, 6abc News Anchor.

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:

Diamond Level

  • Cheltenham Township
  • Chester County
  • Fitzgerald and Halliday Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Lower Merion Township
  • Montgomery County
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Traffic Planning & Design, Inc.
  • Tredyffrin Township
  • Upper Merion Township
  • Urban Engineers
  • Vanguard
  • Wells+Associates

Platinum Level

  • American Heritage Federal Credit Union
  • King of Prussia Mall
  • Limerick Township
  • McMahon Associates, Inc.
  • Pennoni
  • RK&K
  • Suburban Transit Network, Inc.

Gold Level

  • Bikesport
  • 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

Silver Level

  • Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Main Line Health
  • Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health

 Bronze Level

  • Borough of Phoenixville
  • Century Engineering
  • Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health
  • Valley Forge Park Alliance