On July 31, 2014, Best Workplaces for Commuters and the Association for Commuter Transportation co-hosted a 75-minute netconference entitled “Best of the Northwest: Integrating TDM Programs into Regional Planning Processes”.  Links to the recording and copies of slides are shown below.

Overview: Washington State planning regions are prioritizing TDM strategies as a way to optimize our transportation systems and meet broader conservation goals related to energy, climate and public health. Attendees learned how two of their planning organizations, the Puget Sound Regional Council (Seattle area) and the Thurston Regional Planning Council (Olympia area), have integrated these strategies in an award-winning fashion.


  • Alex Krieg, Associate Planner at the Puget Sound Regional Council. Alex is the staff lead for TDM issues at PSRC. He staffs the regional TDM Steering Committee, which recently developed a Regional TDM Action Plan that describes strategic priorities for local implementers of TDM and implementation actions at the regional level. pdf copy of Alex Krieg’s slides and copy of PSRC’s TDM Action Plan
  • Karen Parkhurst, Senior Planner with Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC). Since 2000, Karen has a number of successful TDM projects and planning efforts under her belt. She currently sits on the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction Board, as well as the board of the Community Transportation Association – Northwest. pdf copy of Karen Parkhurst’s slides and copy of Thurston County resources

Chris Simmons, Treasurer of the Association for Commuter Transportation, will moderate the session. He is a consultant based in the Seattle area. Chris is no stranger to ACT members, having served in a number of program, public policy, and leadership positions with ACT. He currently consults for TDM projects and organizations, specializing in project and program development, organizational advocacy, and federal grant compliance.

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AICP CM Credit (1): Approved

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