Title

THINKING SMALL: APPLYING ITS TECHNOLOGIES TO TDM

Authors

C K. Orski

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1995

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, planning - travel demand management, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, ridership - demand, policy - congestion, policy - parking, economics - pricing, organisation - management, technology - intelligent transport systems, mode - car

Keywords

Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Travel behavior, Transit service enhancements, Telecommuting, Technological innovations, RTI, Road transport informatics, Pre-trip planning, Parking places, Parking management, Parking facilities, Parking areas, Management, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Congestion pricing, Car parks, ATT, Applications, Advanced transport telematics, Advanced technology

Abstract

The application of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies to travel demand management (TDM) is the subject of this article, which advocates the marriage of the two. The author reports that the effects of the TDM/ITS combination can be serendipitous: advanced technology can enhance the management of travel demand and TDM can provide opportunities for the application of ITS technologies. The five areas in which opportunities exist are: 1) pre-trip planning, 2) parking management, 3) congestion pricing, 4) telecommuting, and 5) transit service enhancements. Examples of applications in each area are provided. Although the hype in ITS technologies centers on futuristic navigation systems and collision avoidance, the reality is that ITS technologies have practical applications in the TDM field.