Mobility Connections: A Plan for Expanding Opportunity

Mobility Connections - A Plan for Expanding Opportunity

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) strives to plan and implement new transportation options and encourage development of healthy, livable communities.  Throughout 2023, ARC aims to understand key transportation issues and opportunities to improve mobility and quality of life in the Atlanta region as part of its update on the Regional TDM Plan, Mobility Connections: Expanding Opportunity.

What is TDM, and why do we need a TDM plan?

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is a set of strategies that maximize traveler choices. These travel choices include the transportation option, route, and time of travel, as well as our home and work locations. Beyond TDM’s traditional focus on improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion during peak commuting hours, ARC pioneered the concept of TDM+ to include a broader set of livability and economic objectives.

TDM offers the region the ability to deliver better environmental outcomes, connect individuals with economic opportunity and essential services, improve public health and social equity, foster stronger communities, and create more prosperous and livable places. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many of us live and work, and our transportation strategies and policies should reflect this ever-changing landscape and benefit all communities. Through Mobility Connections: Expanding Opportunity, ARC is excited to work with the community and stakeholders like you to develop a plan that supports the region’s mobility needs and long-range goals.

The planning process is now in its final stages! We received feedback from thousands of people and various stakeholders on transportation needs and on the draft recommendations for Mobility Connections: Expanding Opportunity.

The drafted report is currently in review with the Transportation Demand Management Coordinating Committee prior to receiving final edits.

We look forward to sharing the results of the process and the final report later in 2023. Be sure to sign-up for updates below.