Four Things To Watch for at the 2018 ACT TDM Forum in Nashville

The 2018 ACT TDM Forum is happening on November 13 and 14 in Nashville, Tennessee, and we’ll be watching it closely. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) holds several conferences and events throughout the year in addition to its annual International Conference in the summer. This forum on transportation demand management (TDM) is a key opportunity for anyone working on commuter mobility and transportation in the private or public sector.

Just like last year’s event in Las Vegas, this one has an agenda focused on preparing TDM professionals to keep up with the latest changes in technology, policy, and the evolving mobility ecosystem. Starting with the opening keynote from Gary Gaston, CEO of Nashville Civic Design Center, it promises to be an inspiring two days. And like the other events organized by ACT, what happens at the TDM Forum is a great indication of where the industry is heading.

Whether you’ll be attending in person or not, here are the important things we think you should watch for:

Breakout Sessions

An impressive agenda is taking shape and we’re excited about the topics and panelists that are showing up. From new dockless scooters to big data, we’ll be splitting up to make sure we don’t miss any of the breakout sessions featuring leaders in TDM.

Kicking off the sessions on Tuesday morning, RideAmigos Director of Customer Success, Corey Tucker, will be moderating an important discussion of how organizations can leverage mobility data to make better operational decisions.

We’re also looking forward to hearing from Lucy Tice and Jessica Sanborn from Google talk about what drives commuter choices. While you’re counting down to Nashville, check out this Coffee Talk in which Lucy shared how Google incentivized employees to bike to work.

More sessions are still being added, so check out the full agenda here.

40 under 40

The ACT 40 Under 40 Awards recognize emerging leaders in TDM. According to ACT, “the awards provide recognition for ambitious leaders who are working to find creative TDM solutions to improve the quality of life of commuters and the livability of communities.”

Each year, the 40 under 40 represent agencies, companies, and academic institutions that are leading change. In 2017, five RideAmigos clients, including Peter Williamson, were among the honorees when awards were presented in Las Vegas. RideAmigos co-founder Jeffrey Chernick is also a past honoree.

We always keep an eye on this list of 40 industry trailblazers and the organizations they represent to learn from their success and see what they’ll do next.

Who Shows Up

If you were at the 2018 ACT International Conference in Anaheim, you probably noticed something: IT. IS. GROWING.

From innovative mobility providers and technology vendors to an ever-increasing number of organizations prioritizing commuter transportation programs, the new faces at each ACT event are signaling that TDM is starting to take center stage. Whether you have been working to solve commuter mobility challenges for decades or are new to the industry, you should see the growth of this amazing community as a really positive sign.

Don’t miss this and other opportunities during the year to hear from and network with industry thought leaders, commuter management professionals from around the world, and new mobility providers.

RideAmigos Updates

We recently released major updates to the RideAmigos mobile apps and commuter engagement platform. But we have lots more in store. Our team will be on hand in Nashville with some exciting things to show you. If you’re already a RideAmigos customer, you can also get early previews through Academy Office Hours webinar series.

If you’ll be coming to the ACT TDM Forum and you’d like to meet with our team, email If you can’t make it, you can contact us for a demo and consultation. Either way, we’d love to meet you to learn about your challenges and share some of what we’re excited about this Fall.

Save the Date for CommuteCon ’18

Are you a passionate advocate for smarter commuting? Or an employee transportation coordinator looking for new ideas? Maybe you’re a regional planner tasked with reducing traffic, or a facilities manager trying to manage parking issues, or a a commuter program manager hoping for a chance to connect with colleagues.

Whoever you are and however you spend your time, if engaging with the innovators and ideas at the leading edge of commuter transportation sounds like fun, then YOU should be a part of CommuteCon – the largest online conference for transportation demand management.

Mark your calendars now for February 7th, 2018. CommuteCon is completely free and entirely online, so set aside a few hours to join us from the comfort of your computer and immerse yourself in the latest and greatest projects and programs from across the industry.

What to Expect from CommuteCon ’18

Curious what CommuteCon ’18 might look like? A great place to get an idea of what to expect is last year’s event. CommuteCon ’17 featured 16 sessions over the course of 4 hours, with over 500 registrants from all across North America and around the world.

Here’s a snapshot of a few of last year’s topics:

  • Mobility on Demand
  • How TDM Can Green Your Community
  • Commuter Management for Small Businesses
  • Social Media and Commuter Programs
  • Promoting Programs to Employees
  • Creative Cross-Promotions and Integrations
  • Leveraging Surveys for Good Programming
  • Marketing Techniques for the Non-Marketer
  • Transportation Systems Modeling

While this year’s event will bring a different mix of speakers and different topics, our primary focus remains centered on shifting commuter behavior for the common good.

If you’re looking for an accessible, affordable conference to expand your knowledge and kindle your passion for making an impact on your organization and community, look no further than CommuteCon.

Registration will be opening soon. To make sure you’re among the first to know when conference registration is available, be sure to sign up for the CommuteCon mailing list:

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