Transportation Management Associations

Implement transportation management associations (TMAs), which are private, non-profit, member-controlled organizations that provide access to, information on, and facilitate commuter transportation services in a given area. TMA’s represent a variety of community interests and help obtain transportation demand management goals through advocacy work, consulting, event organization, training, and reduction programs.


Advantages include:

  • Represents local businesses such as commercial districts, malls, medical centers, industrial parks, or other locations with parking demand issues.
  • Provides a variety of services that encourage the efficient use of transportation and parking resources.
  • Enables employers to provide commute trip reduction programs to employees that will give commuters resources and incentives to reduce their automobile trips.
  • Provides brokerage services allowing businesses to share, trade, lease, rent, or sell vehicle parking facilities to maximize supply.
  • Generates trust and collective action at the local level.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
Graphic of a potential logo for a potential TMA with two different blue colors used for text and transportation-related icons
Transportation Management Associations