Transportation Demand Management

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The future of work has changed. Let us help you design commute trip reduction and sustainable commuting outreach strategies that will work best for your business to help you recruit and retain top talent.



of 16,000 workers surveyed by EY want flexibility in where and when they work.


of employees have quit a job because of a tough commute

$0 Billion

Overall cost of employee turnover in the US

What is Transportation Demand Management?

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is defined best as creating a sustainable transportation system that moves all people with the goal of reducing congestion, improving air quality, and stimulating economic activity.

How can providing sustainable transportation options benefit your organization?

The modern workforce cares about their commute. According to a 2018 study, 85% of workers would take a pay cut in exchange for a shorter commute. To learn more, check out Ride Amigos. Workers are speaking loud and clear: they want to work for companies that understand their time is valuable, and they don’t want to spend it in traffic.

In addition to supporting multimodal transportation solutions, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce promotes workforce development through key strategies that represent business and industry voices in Colorado Workforce Development Council initiatives, including the Talent Equity Agenda, Talent Pipeline Report, career pathway discussions and more.

Traffic congestion is bad for business. Major regional travel corridors serving Boulder’s workforce are graded “F” for Level of Service at peak travel times. By promoting walking, biking, and transit as commute options for your employees, you will not only be helping them with healthy, cost-efficient options, but also helping the Boulder community by reducing the environmental footprint of your business.

The Boulder Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving community infrastructure through many strategies, including an increase in government funding and local investment in transportation infrastructure and mobility-related initiatives to re-stimulate our regional economy, while addressing long-term needs.

The City of Boulder aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly half before 2030 (from 426,264 MT CO2 emissions in 2019, to 250,965 MT CO2 in 2030). This will require efforts from all parts of the community. By promoting alternative transportation options and enacting a plan to get there, you will play a vital role in making this happen! Learn more about the City of Boulder’s transportation goals. City of Boulder Report on Progress.

The IRS allows employees to use pre-tax dollars for qualified commuter expenses (IRS). Not only does this help reduce taxable income for the employee, it can also reduce your businesses' payroll taxes. Use the calculator here to find out how much you might save!

Analyze Your Commute Patterns

The first step is analysis:

Boulder Chamber Transportation Connections (BCTC) provides free analysis of commute patterns that will help you better understand your opportunities for success. BCTC is here to help you understand the community surrounding your workplace, the communities where your employees live, the opportunities and barriers to various commute options, and the opportunities for remote or flexible scheduling. These factors all play an important part in developing a successful sustainable transportation plan.

  • Get started with a Complimentary Consultation with our expert staff.
  • We will provide organizational and employee survey tools to gather the data needed to create a sustainable transportation plan for your company.
  • We will provide you with data and resources that identify trends and opportunities for your business based on your location, location of your employees, type of business, and other relevant factors.
  • You will come away with a plan to enhance and promote mobility options for your business, with actionable steps and measures for success.
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Enhance Your Understanding


The second step is education:

BCTC provides free access to information, resources, and assistance you need to implement your transportation management plan. We will also provide you with customized educational materials to promote your program including:

  • Comprehensive TDM Toolkit designed to provide you with materials to support your workplace as you promote a range of sustainable transportation options for your employees. 
  • Marketing, graphics, and promotional materials.
  • We are available to provide transportation information at your company’s health fair, through an info booth in your lobby or breakroom, or via presentation (either in-person or virtual).

Let’s Break to Educate! 

Boulder Chamber Transportation Connections wants to help you educate and empower your leadership and staff so they can choose more sustainable transportation options. We will come to your workplace and lead a traditional lunch-n-learn session, or for businesses with staggered break times and/or non-traditional schedules, we can set up an information table in an employee break area to have one-on-one conversations with your employees.

Feel Supported

The final step is ongoing support:

BCTC will stay contact with you throughout the implementation of your program, provide guidance as you need it, and keep you informed about transportation news that could impact your business.

  • Stay informed on the latest in local and national transportation policy by checking out our News page.
  • Stay connected to learn more about exciting events such as Bike to Work Day (annually in June) and Winter Bike to Work Day (annually in February).
  • Learn more about Way to Go’s monthly commuter challenge and other fun Events.
  • Sign up for our newsletter and join our quarterly luncheons to stay informed about the latest news in Boulder transportation.
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