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CommuteCon 2018

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Lightning Talk - Association for Commuter Transportation

Session Description

Executive director David Straus joined us to introduce the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), a community for transportation demand management professionals.

ACT was established on the foundational principles of improving quality of life for all people while boosting the livability of cities and supporting the economic growth of businesses.

ACT currently has a membership of over 875 people in countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It has a partnership network of over 350 organizations, and operates through 12 chapters and six councils. In the U.S., ACT has emerged as a leading advocate for transportation sustainability on Capitol Hill, and hosts national events while projecting a strong voice for emerging mobility solutions.

Beyond its foundational principles, ACT is committed to a key set of core objectives, including:

  • Building an international community of TDM professionals
  • Serving as an important center of learning and professional development resources for individuals and organizations working in the TDM space
  • Position the organization as a major originator of important TDM-related research, and as a key distributor of informational resources
  • Advance TDM sustainability policies and support the advocacy initiatives of its members
  • Grow the organization into a vibrant and positive space where TDM professionals can work together and build on each other’s successes

The organization’s next national event will take place in Columbus, Ohio on April 24 and April 25, when it will host the ACT 2018 Emerging Mobility Summit. It will also host the 2018 ACT International Conference in Anaheim, California at the end of July, as well as the 2018 ACT TDM Forum in November in Nashville, Tennessee.

You can learn more about ACT and its objectives by viewing Straus’s full presentation, or by visiting the association’s website.