Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM PST
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST

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Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University - SOLD OUT
2555 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203

 Discounted room rates are now available: $209 single/double.
To make a reservation: 
BOOK HERE or call 1-800-228-9290 to receive the discounted rate! ACT discounted room rates are available till Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.


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ACT provides your organization with several opportunities for sponsorship.  To learn more please contact David Straus at 202-792-5801 or dstraus@actweb.org.


Casey Murphy
Association for Commuter Transportation
202-792-5801 ext. 103

Transportation and mobility is constantly evolving and innovating to address the challenges facing commuters in their journeys to work! To keep up with these changes, TDM programs and professionals most continue to adapt and plan for the future. We need to adopt new strategies of behavior change, take advantage of change moments, and think about the future of our transportation systems.  

Join ACT and your community of TDM colleagues this fall as ACT host its 3rd Annual TDM Forum in Nashville, Tennessee!

Why Attend

ACT’s TDM Forum will offer two days of sessions focusing on:

  • Exemplary employer programs from companies that get it
  • Results driven marketing strategies
  • Dockless Bikeshare and E-Scooter Best Management Practices
  • Understanding why people drive
  • Integrating TDM into Climate Action/Sustainability Programs
  • Public/Private collaboration 

TDM Forum Preliminary Progam*
*Session day and times are subject to change 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

8:00am - 5:00pm: Registration

8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast and Networking

9:00am – 10:15am:  Welcome Address and Opening Keynote

Welcome Remarks
Rob Henry, GVF, ACT President 
David Straus, ACT, Executive Director

Opening Keynote
Moving Transportation Forward - Building the Connections between Urban Design and Public Health

Gary Gaston_ CEO_ Nashville Civic and Design Center

Gary Gaston
Nashville Civic Design Center                     

10:30am – 12:00pm: Concurrent Sessions

Scooters, Bikes and the Vehicles of the Future: How to harvest data for the best operations, fleet size and mode shifting with multiple providers
Todd O'Boyle, Director, Lime
Devin Patel, VP of Buisness Development, Passport
Corey Tucker, Director of Customer Success, RideAmigos
Suzanne Williams, TDM Director, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Making the Health Connection
Sean Flaherty, Transportation Planner, Gresham, Smith and Partners
Leslie Meehan, Director Primary Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health
Tom Yardley, Principal, Stantec

12:00pm – 1:15pm: TDM Excellence Awards Luncheon

Recognizing exemplary organizations from the public and private sector for their commitment to TDM.

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Concurrent Sessions

Climate Action/Sustainability & Vanpools
Sponsored by: Vanpool Council

Danny Silva
, Manager, Regional Vanpool Customer Service & Fleet, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Ronda Craig, Transportation Outreach Specialist, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Carolyn Newsome, Vanpool Manager, Intercity Transit
Semia Hackett, Assistant Associate Director, Office of Transportation, Prince George's County, Department of Public Works & Transportation

Deep Dive on Why People Drive
Lucy Tice
, TDM Program Manager, Google
Jessica Sanborn, Transportation Customer Service and Communications Manager, Google
Rachel Forseth, Senior Consultant, Steer

3:15pm – 4:30pm: Concurrent Sessions

Not So Scary Sales Techniques for TDM Practitioners
Marie Cox, Business Development Manager, Arlington Transportation Partners

Partnering with Students to Advance TDM on Campus
Danny Freudiger, Graduate Research Associate, Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University
Tony Green, TDM and Transportation Manager, University of Maryland - Baltimore
Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager, Carnegie Mellon University, Traffic 21
Beth Snoke, Director, Transportation & Traffic Management, The Ohio State University

4:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking Happy Hour - Crescent Room (2nd Floor)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

8:30am – 3:00pm: Registration

8:45am - 10:15am: Coffee Talk With a Side of TDM

Back by popular demand! Join us for breakfast and some great "Coffee Talk" as we enhance your morning discussion with pre-selected (and lead) table topics with your fellow TDM colleagues.

The Coffee Talk will be followed by our side of TDM presented by Matt Caywood, CEO and Co-Founder of TransitScreen on: First/Last Mile Commuter Strategies: The need to redesign curbs for our new mobility options

10:30am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions

What’s Rolling out in Nashville? Music City Embraces TDM
Miranda Clements, TDM Program Manager, Metro Nashville Planning Department
Erin Hafkenschiel, Executive Director of Mobility, Vanderbilt University
Tanisha J. Hall, AICP, Long Range Planning Director, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Abhishek Dubey, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University
Nora Kern, Executive Director, Walk Bike Nashville

Cash or Coupon, Big or Small: The impact of different incentive strategies on TDM
Mark Cleveland, CEO and Co-Founder, Hytch LLC
Jonathan Gibbons, Senior Multimodal Transportation Planner, Chattanooga-Hamilton County RPA
Lisa Smith, Commute Smart Program Manager, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham
Moderator: Rick Steele, CEO, Nuride

12:15pm – 1:30pm: 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by

1:30pm – 2:45pm: Concurrent Sessions

Dockless Bikeshare and E-Scooter Best Management Practices
Jim Larsen, Bureau Chief, Arlington County Commuter Services
Paul DeMaio, Principal, MetroBike, LLC

Moving Equity Plans Into Action in Transportation Planning and Travel Options Programs
Marne Duke, Senior Communications Specialist, Metro
Melody Gibson, Education Director, Nashville Civic Design Center

3:00pm – 4:15pm: Concurrent Sessions

Employers in the Driver’s Seat – The role of public-private partnerships and technology in TDM
Kelly Hostler, Luum
Pamela Taylor, Mobility Project Manager, Bedrock
Stanton Higgs, The TMA Group

Reinvigorating Transit: Creating better systems for your users
Jeff Bennett, Shuttle Services Manager, 128 Business Council
Jason Minser, Director of Marketing, WeGo Public Transit