Transportation Demand Management Strategies

Funded by the National Science Foundation, E4TheFuture is co-leading an initiative with the University of California-Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center to work with communities in Rhode Island to co-design multimodal transportation demand management (TDM) programs that address the spatial mismatch between affordable housing and jobs.

Through a three-month planning process, the team worked directly with low-income residents, government and community leaders to understand their transportation challenges, and worked with them identify strategies to overcome those challenges. The team collaboratively developed an approach to engage workforce development organizations, apprenticeship organizations, and their partner employers to pilot a TDM strategy so low-income residents without access to reliable personal vehicles or public transit can get to quality employment sites. This strategy will form the basis of a replicable framework that can be widely leveraged to provide a pathway for low-income residents to high-quality jobs.

The interdisciplinary team also includes: Boston University, Brown University, Building Futures, Year Up, Preservation of Affordable Housing, and NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.

View the Planning Grant abstract here.

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