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Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

Subsidized bus pass and carpool incentive programs can work to reduce solo driving. The U-PASS Program at the University of Washington is an award-winning incentive program that causes more students, faculty, and staff to use buses, vanpools, and carpools to reach the campus. According to PSRC, participation is 76 percent campus-wide; morning peak vehicle trips are down 17 percent; carpool use is up 27 percent; vanpool use is up 158 percent; over 500 parking space were eliminated; and only one of four planned parking garages was actually built. U-PASS includes a package of benefits, including free rides on Metro and Community Transit, free carpool parking, ridematch services, and merchant discounts.

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Last modified: February 07, 2011