As part of its ongoing reinvestment and modernization program for the Fort Washington Office Park, Upper Dublin Township has initiated a new Transportation Demand Management (TDM) study. This will improve the office park transportation options with a comprehensive review of the current transportation modes and barriers, and the creation of new programs and policies.
The goals of the resulting TDM plan are to provide current employees with enhanced transit options and greater accessibility to and within the office park, and to attract future businesses and investments, with a mix of new uses. The big picture planning goals of TDM programs include the reduction of roadway congestion and single-occupancy vehicle trips, and the resulting improvement of air quality.
The TDM plan will employ several measurement tools including employee and resident surveys and focus groups, to provide a baseline for current commuting behaviors, and inform recommendations for new programming and implementation strategies. It will enable the Township to understand current commute patterns, transportation options, alternatives to SOV use and the willingness to utilize these alternatives. It will aim to boost the use of public transportation, biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, and explore possible shuttle service and shared mobility options within the office park.
The TDM plan is being developed in partnership with the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) and Wells & Associates. GVF is a not-for-profit organization that has been advocating and promoting a viable transportation network for Montgomery and Chester County economic vitality for over 25 years. Wells & Associates is a sub-consultant for residential TDM strategies.