TransAction Associates, Inc. has been in the business of developing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans since the company’s inception in 1990. The plans contain elements that are realistic and affordable to the client, yet work successfully in reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles (SOVs) accessing the site. TransAction also implements, manages and tracks the success (or areas of opportunity) of the TDM or Commuter Option/Services Program. Types of reports include:
- Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation Reports
- State and County Trip-Reduction Reports (Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon)
- Mitigation Plans
- Section 61 Findings
- City of Cambridge PTDM reports
Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation Reports
TransAction typically prepares DEP reports for more than 60 companies, hospitals, educational institutions and municipalities each year. The process includes surveying employees biennially using a variety of methods including census and stratified random sample surveys, and direct counts. TransAction’s techniques have historically resulted in higher than average response rates. Data from the surveys is compiled and then used to determine mode split and evaluate the effectiveness of existing services/incentives and make recommendations to improve both, as well as enhance marketing and outreach. In addition, recommendations are then made to the local regional transit authority for service improvements based on responses to a number of the survey questions. TransAction has been completing DEP reports since 1996. Because of TransAction’s years of experience, DEP has often asked the company for feedback for improving the forms and process.
MassDOT Section 61 Findings Reports
In 1990, TransAction filed Canton Commerce Center's first report to the state on behalf of Northland Development, which essentially set the standard for reporting in the state. Northland was permitted to add 1.4 million square feet to an existing mixed-use development with limited access and transit. Since that time, our staff has continued to update the state on the development's progress and build out on behalf of the new developer Conroy Development, which includes progress on mitigation requirements, annual traffic monitoring program (traffic counts, vehicle occupancy counts, turning movement counts), and the effectiveness of the TDM program.
Parking and Transportation Demand Management Reports (City of Cambridge)
TransAction staff completes reports for 10 sites in Cambridge. Our methodology and procedures for completing the PTDM plan are the same as the steps we take to complete the DEP reports, with one exception. As required by the City of Cambridge, TransAction also conducts average daily traffic counts for one week. This data is compiled and included in the report.