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Cheltenham Township Receives TMD Advocate Award
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019
Cheltenham Township was recognized for implementing programs that reduce congestion, improve the environment and quality of life.

Cheltenham Township Receives TMD Advocate Award 

King of Prussia, PA – On September 16, 2019, Cheltenham Township received an award and recognition from GVF as a
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) advocate, alongside other organizations from the area. The TDM Advocate's program is a year-round program that recognizes organizations for their commitment towards implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives that alleviate congestion for their employees and community.

On Monday, September 16, GVF held its 10th Annual TDM Advocates Breakfast. Cheltenham Township was recognized as a Diamond Level TDM advocate, the highest category. Cheltenham Township also received an award for 10 consecutive years as a Diamond Level TDM Advocate.  This year marked our 10th anniversary of recognizing TDM Advocates and the highest number of recipients to date. Katie Katro, reporter for 6abc Action News, served as the master of ceremonies, recognizing over 40 organizations (listed below) as TDM Advocates. Below are statistics from the event:

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Photo above of all the 2019 TDM Advocate Recipients

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) are strategies that aim to reduce congestion, improve the environment and quality of life. Examples of TDM include using different modes like a bus, biking or walking. It looks at the current design of our neighborhoods to provide people with alternatives to driving alone. GVF believes TDM needs to be a priority with employers, employees, townships and communities.

 GVF is a non-profit regional transportation association, who partners with local private and public sectors to combat these challenges through Transportation Demand Management (TDM). Through GVF's annual TDM Advocate's program, which is a year-round program, organizations are recognized for their commitment towards implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives that alleviate congestion for their employees and community.

 GVF works with its partners to develop programs and incorporate TDM initiatives into their work environment. This could include installing and maintaining bike racks, implementing flextime or telework programs, or ensuring an office has access to a bus stop or train station.

  • Over 170,000 employees through recipients
  • Close to 265,000 residents through municipality recipients
  • Close to 1,3500,000 residents total represented between Chester and Montgomery Counties 
  • Over 250 recognitions since the inception of the TDM Advocates program
  • 6 recipients achieved a high level in 2019 

 GVF's 2019 TDM Advocates:

 Diamond Level

  • Cheltenham Township
  • Chester County
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jacobs
  • Lower Merion Township
  • Montgomery County 
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Traffic Planning & Design, Inc.
  • Tredyffrin Township
  • Upper Merion Township
  • Urban Engineers????
  • Vanguard


Platinum Level

  • American Heritage Federal Credit Union
  • Borough of Phoenixville 
  • Commute with Enterprise
  • Fitzgerald and Halliday Inc.
  • Limerick Township
  • McMahon Associates, Inc.
  • Pennoni
  • RK&K
  • Suburban Transit Network, Inc.
  • Whitpain Township


Gold Level

  • Bikesport
  • Borough of Pottstown
  • Brandywine Realty Trust 
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital, Main Line Health
  • Crowne Plaza & Fairfield Inn - King of Prussia
  • King of Prussia Mall
  • Lankenau Medical Center Main Line Health
  • Pottstown Area Rapid Transit
  • Qlik
  • Radial Inc. 


Silver Level

  •      Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Main Line Health
  •      Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health
  •      Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health 
  •     Valley Forge National Historical Park 
  •      Wells+Assoiates

Bronze Level

  • Valley Forge Park Alliance

The complete press release from GVF can be found  HERE


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