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File #: 19-1141    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/17/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the FY 2020 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Operations Grant and required local funding match.
Attachments: 1. 19-1141_Attachment 1 - FY18 TDM Performance Report, 2. 19-1141_Attachment 2- Transportation Commission Endorsement, 3. 19-1141_Attachment 3 - Presentation TDM Ops Grant
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of the FY 2020 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Operations Grant and required local funding match.
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ISSUE: Consideration of the FY 2020 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Operations Grant and required local funding match.

RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council:

1. Approve the FY 2020 TDM Operations Grant;

2. Authorize the City Manager to apply for the grant and enter into any necessary agreements with the Commonwealth of Virginia to accept the grant; and

3. Recognize funding for the required 20% local match will need to be included in the
FY 2020 Operating Budget.

BACKGROUND: The City has operated a TDM program since 1981 and has applied annually and received funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The annual TDM Operations Grant funds two City FTEs to manage the TDM program, oversee multiple Federal and Commonwealth grants and to support other multi-modal programs and projects across the City.

DISCUSSION: TDM is the application of policies and strategies to reduce trips made using single occupant vehicles, while still ensuring residents, workers and visitors can reach destinations within Alexandria. Using incentives, education, and marketing, TDM promotes more efficient use of the existing transportation system by influencing the time, route, or mode selected for a given trip. TDM also increases travel choices, offering the opportunity to choose how, when, and by what mode.


Recent TDM Successes include:

* Contribution to a 12.5 percent Vehicle Miles Traveled reduction between 2010 to 2016.
* Reinvigorated Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Program including reducing
non-compliance from 40 to 9 between FY 2017 and FY 2018, as well as outreach efforts and ...

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