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3.2.2

Work with the community to develop and support a Transportation Management Association that would work with employers to encourage and support active and sustainable transportation.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
The Transportation Management Association (TMA) was officially launched in partnership with the three cities, local businesses and post secondary institutions in January of 2012. The TMA began with 14 member organizations in January 2012 and grew to 20 organizations by the end of 2013, exceeding expectations and reaching the pilot's membership limit. Regional Council has since continued the program and the TMA has grown to 26 organizations as of August 2014. Over 25,000 employees of these organizations are eligible for TMA services such as the GRT corporate discount transit passes and emergency rides home. The success of TMA memberships, combined with the growing services it offers employees, is continuing to generate significant interest from additional organizations. Staff expect this interest to continue in 2015 and are prepared to grow the TMA's membership to 40 organizations. Investigating how to double TMA membership without significantly adding resources.

Progress Update (September 2013)

The TravelWise Transportation Management Association (TMA) was officially launched in partnership with the three cities, local businesses and post secondary institutions in January of 2012.

The TMA began with 15 member organizations in January and has grown to 20 as of August 2013, exceeding expectations and reaching it's pilot membership limit. Over 23,000 employees of these organizations are eligable for TMA services such as the Grand River Transit corporate discount transit passes and emergency ride homes. The success of TMA memberships, combined with the services it offeres employees, has generated significant interest from addtional organizations. Currently, five additional companies are ready to join the TMA beyond the two-year pilot period. Staff expect this interest to continue in 2014 and are investigating how to double TMA membership without significantly adding resources.

Progress Update (January 2013)

The TravelWise Transportation Management Association (TMA) was officially launched in partnership with the three cities, local businesses and post secondary institutions in January 2012.

The TMA began with 15 member organizations in January and has grown to 17 as of July 2012.  Over 660 registered employees of these organizations are actively participating in TMA services such as the GRT corporate discount transit passes.

Initial success of the TMA has generated interest from additional organizations that are requesting membership and is expected to grow to 20 by 2015.

Progress Indicators

  • Increased transit ridership and pass sales; higher peak period mode share for cycling, walking and carpooling.
  • Reduced parking demand.
  • Reduced vehicle kilometers travelled.

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)