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Welcome to Your Transportation Management District

Transportation Management Districts (TMDs) provide concentrated services to encourage the use of transit and other commuting options in Montgomery County's major business districts. TMDs have four broad goals:

  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Increase transportation capacity
  • Reduce air and noise pollution
  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian access

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Not sure if your organization is located in a Montgomery County Transportation Management District (TMD)?   You can verify whether or not your organization is in a Transportation Management District with this  mapping tool .


TMD Free Services
Sample TMP
TMD Legislation
TMD Fees

The TMD Law County law requires that every employer with 25 or more full- or part-time employees in a transportation management district submit a Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP) within 90 days of notification from the Department of Transportation. Employers must also participate in the TMD's annual commuter survey and submit an annual report of activities.

TMD staff help employers set up and carry out a plan that benefits business, enables them to attract and retain the best employees, and makes it easier for everyone to get around.

Helping employees find better ways to work - other than driving single-occupant vehicles - stimulates the economy, lessens energy consumption, and protects our health.

For more information about your local TMD, visit Friendship Heights, Downtown Silver Spring, Downtown BethesdaNorth Bethesda or Greater Shady Grove

Concerned about Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase or Silver Spring
Transportation Issues?

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Friendship Heights and Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committees

Transportation issues can have a tremendous impact on living, working and doing business in Friendship Heights and Silver Spring. The Transportation Management District Advisory Committees meet monthly to discuss transportation issues, monitor employer transportation plans, propose guidelines for lessening traffic, review traffic patterns and make recommendations on commuting, pedestrian safety, parking and other related matters.

For more information about the Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee vacancies and to apply, please call 240-777-8382.

For more information about the Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee vacancies and to apply, please call 240-777-8382.

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Friendship Heights
Transportation Management District
Let's Roll - Friendship Heights Transportation Management District

Concerned about Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase Transportation Issues?

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee.
Download the vacancy announcement here.

Friendhip Heights TMD
TMD GOALS:
  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Increase transportation capacity
  • Reduce air and noise pollution
  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian access and traffic safety
Friendship Heights TMD Map

Area Description:
Friendship Heights is one of the Washington region's premier business, retail, and residential locations. Straddling the Montgomery County/District of Columbia boundary, the area has more than two million square feet of office space and over 1.25 million square feet of retail space, with about 200 stores, including many fashion-oriented merchandisers and fine restaurants. 

Montgomery County's portion of Friendship Heights (also known as Chevy Chase) is a lively Central Business District, which is home to GEICO insurance company's headquarters, Microsoft, Saks Fifth Avenue, and other major employers. Offices of leading doctors and other professionals are also located here.

In total, about 500 employers with an estimated 9,000 employees are located in the Montgomery County portion of Friendship Heights. Still more employers and employees are located on the D.C. side. Montgomery County plans to engage in a bi-jurisdictional effort with the District of Columbia to promote commute options for employers and employees on both sides of the boundary line.

Functions of the Transportation Management District:

The Friendship Heights Transportation Management District (TMD) is one of six TMDs in Montgomery County. The others are Silver Spring, Bethesda, North BethesdaGreater Shady Grove and White Oak (created 2015).

The TMD staff works primarily with employers and employees within the TMD to promote adoption of commuter benefits programs by employers and to inform employees about their commuting options.  The TMD staff also works to improve transit service in the area, to increase ridership, and to provide transit-friendly amenities.

The Friendship Heights TMD provides many free services to help Montgomery County employers and employees find "Better Ways to Work."
Please contact the TMD staff for more information:  James Carlson (240) 777-8382.

Commute Options:

Friendship Heights is rich in transit options. Each day, more than 17,000 people use Metrorail to and from the Friendship Heights station, making it one of the busiest stations in the County. There are six Ride On bus routes and ten Metrobus routes that serve the area, as well as a taxi hub and many opportunities for carpools and vanpools, bicycling or walking, and teleworking.

Traffic Mitigation Plans:

Employers in Friendship Heights are encouraged to contact the Friendship Heights TMD office to obtain assistance with their Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). For more information, go to TMD Legislation, and  Sample TMP. The TMP can now be conveniently submitted online.

Under County legislation, these "TMPs" are required of employers of 25 or more employees in TMDs, to assist with achieving the congestion reduction objectives for the area. With these plans, employers can ensure their employees are aware of their commuting options while discouraging solo driving. TMD staff can show employers how they can offer these benefits at little or no cost, providing assistance to their employees while at the same time helping their bottom line and the community.

Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee:


The Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee is comprised of 14 voting representatives of the business, residential, and development communities, and several non-voting representatives. The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the TMD staff, the Department of Transportation, and the County Executive on the transportation system and TMD-related policies, programs, and operations.

Meetings

The Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee (FHTMDAC) meets on the 2 nd Tuesday of each month.  There is no meeting in August. 

January 12, 2016
February 9, 2016
March 8, 2016
April 12, 2016
May 10, 2016
June 14, 2016
July 12, 2016
August 2015 - No Meeting Scheduled
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 13, 2016

Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee meetings are held at the Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, Maryland.  For further details, please call (240) 777-8380 / 8382.

Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes for Current Fiscal Year:

To view minutes of that day's meeting click on the date link for a PDF.
July 14, 2015 May 10, 2016
September 8, 2015 June 14, 2016
October 13, 2015 July 12, 2016
November 10, 2015 September 13, 2016
December 8, 2015 October 11, 2016
June 9, 2015  
January 12, 2016  
April 12, 2016  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Current members of the Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee are shown below:

VOTING

Tiffany L. Anderson - Chevy Chase Land Company (Chair)
Barbara Moir Condos - Town of Somerset (Vice Chair)
Charles Crerand - CBRE Asset Services/Wisconsin Place
Joe Dixon - GEICO
Elizabeth Demetra Harris - Friendship Heights Village Council
Christopher Itteilag - Somerset House Management Association 
John Mertens - Friendship Heights Village
Manuel Ochoa - Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights
Charles Simpson - Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers

NON-VOTING

Al R. Roshdieh - Director, Montgomery County Department of Transportation
MCDOT Designee: Sandra L. Brecher, Commuter Services
Chief John Fitzgerald - Chevy Chase Village Police Department
Capt. David Falcinelli - Montgomery County Police Department
Kenneth Hartman - Director, Bethesday-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Katie Mencarini - Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

To contact specific Advisory Committee members regarding TMD issues and concerns, call or email James Carlson at the contact information below.

COMMUTER SERVICES STAFF

Sandra L. Brecher - Section Chief, MCDOT-Commuter Services
Nakengi Byrd - Office Services Coordinator, MCDOT-Commuter Services
James Carlson - Planning Specialist, MCDOT-Commuter Services


For information about the Friendship Heights TMD, please contact:
James Carlson or Sandra L. Brecher
(240) 777-8380 / 8382
sandra.brecher@montgomerycountymd.gov
james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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Silver Spring
Transportation Management District
SSTMD Logo

Concerned about Silver Spring Transportation Issues?

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee. Download the vacancy announcement here.

Friendhip Heights TMD
TMD GOALS:
  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Increase transportation capacity
  • Reduce air and noise pollution
  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian access and traffic safety

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Map
Area Description:

More than 260 employers with nearly 13,000 employees are located in downtown Silver Spring - a revitalizing business district during workdays and an emerging arts, entertainment, and dining district during evenings and weekends.

Ease of mobility is essential to the success of Silver Spring's revitalization, which covers 26 acres and more than one million square feet of retail, office space, restaurants, and theatres. The downtown also features a Civic Building and Veterans Plaza, a new District Courthouse and a number of major retailers.  The Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center is a three-tiered, urban, multi-modal, state of the art facility, which serves MARC rail, Metrorail & Metrobus, Ride On, taxis, and will link to the Georgetown Branch Trail for bikers and walkers.

Functions of the Transportation Management District:
The Silver Spring Transportation Management District (TMD) is one of six TMDs in Montgomery County. The others are Friendship Heights, BethesdaNorth BethesdaGreater Shady Grove and White Oak (created 2015).

Established in 1987, the Silver Spring TMD was created to facilitate transportation mobility in Downtown Silver Spring by providing a wide-range of transportation information and services to employers and commuters in the Silver Spring central business district. TMD traffic-reduction strategies include constrained parking, expanded transit services, financial incentives, free fringe park 'n ride lots outside the central business district, and intersection improvements.

The TMD staff work primarily with employers and employees within the TMD to promote adoption of commuter benefits programs by employers and to inform employees about their commuting options. The TMD staff also works to improve transit service in the area, increase ridership, and to provide transit-friendly amenities.

TMDs provide many free services to help Montgomery County employers and employees find "Better Ways to Work."

The Silver Spring TMD office will help you design and carry out a Transportation Benefits Program for your worksite. Please contact TMD staff for more information: 240-777-8380 / 8382.

Commute Options:

Silver Spring is rich in transit options. The Silver Spring Metro station is one of the busiest in the entire Metrorail system with more than 24,000 trips made on an average weekday. There are 20 Ride On bus routes, including the popular, free VanGo circulator shuttle, and 14 Metrobus routes as well as the Silver Spring MARC station that serves commuter trains originating from Martinsburg, West Virginia, and a big taxi hub. Many opportunities exist for carpools and vanpools, biking or walking, and teleworking.

Traffic Mitigation Plans:
Employers in Downtown Silver Spring are encouraged to contact the Silver Spring TMD office to obtain assistance with their Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). For more information, go to TMD Legislation, and  Sample TMP.

Under County legislation, these "TMPs" are required of employers of 25 or more employees in TMDs, to assist with achieving the congestion reduction objectives for the area. With these plans, employers can ensure their employees are aware of their commuting options while discouraging solo driving. TMD staff can show employers how they can offer these benefits at little or no cost, providing assistance to their employees while at the same time helping their bottom line and the community.

Silver Spring TMD Advisory Committee:

The Silver Spring Advisory Committee is comprised of 12 voting representatives of the business and residential communities, and several non-voting representatives. The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the TMD staff and the Department of Transportation on the transportation system and TMD-related policies, programs, and operations.

Meetings

The Silver Spring TMD Advisory Committee (SSTMDAC) meets on the 2 nd Thursday of each month. Generally there is no meeting in August. The Silver Spring TMD Advisory Committee meetings are held at Discovery Communications located at One Discovery Place , Silver Spring, Maryland. For further details, please call 240-777-8382.

January 14, 2016
February 2016 - No Scheduled Meeting
March 10, 2016
April 14, 2016
May 12, 2016
June 9, 2016
July 14, 2016
August 2016 - No Scheduled Meeting
September 8, 2016
October 13, 2016
November 10, 2016
December 8, 2016

Silver Spring TMD Advisory Committee Approved Meeting Minutes. Minutes from previous meeting dates missing from the table below will be posted after Committee approval:

To view minutes of that day's meeting click on the date link for a PDF.
September 10, 2015 June 9, 2016
November 12, 2015 September 15, 2016
December 10, 2015 October 13, 2016
March 10, 2016  
May 12, 2016  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan presented to the Advisory Committee on April 14, 2016 can be found here for  viewing or downloading.

Current Members of the Silver Spring TMD Advisory Committee are listed below.

VOTING

Adenia Bradley - Southern Management
Jim Bunch – Kemp Mill/4 Corners/East Silver Spring Master Plan Area (Chair)
Chris Kabatt - Wells + Associates
Randall McLeod - Silver Spring CBD resident
Wendy Melis - SWANA
Michael Meszaros – Digital Industry (Vice Chair)
Phil Olivetti – North and West Silver Spring Sector Plan Area
G. Michael Price Discovery Communications
Valerie Spencer – MayaTech
 

NON-VOTING

Al R. Roshdieh  Director, Montgomery County Department of Transportation
- MCDOT Designee: Sandra L. Brecher, MCDOT-Commuter Services
Reemberto Rodriguez Director, Silver Spring Regional Services Center
Katie Mencarini  Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Sgt. Kerry Moore  Montgomery County Police Department

To contact specific Advisory Committee members regarding TMD issues and concerns, call or email James Carlson at the contact information below.

COMMUTER SERVICES STAFF

Sandra L. Brecher - Section Chief, MCDOT-Commuter Services
Nakengi Byrd - Office Services Specialist, MCDOT-Commuter Services
James Carlson - Planning Specialist, MCDOT-Commuter Services

For information about the Silver Spring TMD, please contact:
James Carlson or Sandra L. Brecher
(240) 777-8380 / 8382
sandra.brecher@montgomerycountymd.gov
james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov

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Bethesda
Transportation Management District
Bethesda  Transportation Solutions

The Bethesda Circulator

TMD GOALS:

  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Increase transportation capacity
  • Reduce air and noise pollution
  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian access and traffic safety

 

Bethesda Transportation Management District Map Area Description:
Bethesda is renowned throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area for its multitude of ethnic restaurants, boutiques, home décor shops, artistic /trendy spots and events. Bethesda is a bustling, urban center during workdays, with more than 400 employers with 25 or more employees, and a lively entertainment, arts, and dining district during evenings and weekends.

The broader Bethesda/Chevy Chase area is also known as the leading global center of healing and the home to internationally known federal institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Naval Medical Center. More than 1,000 health-related businesses are located there. Altogether, more than 33,000 employees comprise the workforce in downtown Bethesda, which offers excellent public transportation and other commuting solutions.

Functions of the Transportation Management District:
The Bethesda Transportation Management District (TMD) is one of five TMDs in Montgomery County. The four others are Friendship Heights, Silver Spring, North Bethesda and Greater Shady Grove. The Bethesda TMD is operated by the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) under the name Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS).

Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS) provides free services to employers, employees, residents and visitors in downtown Bethesda.

BTS will help design and carry out a Transportation Benefits Program for your worksite. For more information please call 301-656-0868 and visit www.bethesdatransit.org.

Bethesda Transportation Solutions Staff:

Kristen M. Blackmon, kblackmon@bethesda.org
Anne Kaiser, akaiser@bethesda.org
Allison Kemp, akemp@bethesda.org
Thomas V. Robertson, trobertson@bethesda.org

Commute Options:
On an average weekday, more than 15,000 persons use Metrorail. There are 11 Ride On bus routes, including the popular, free Bethesda Circulator Trolley, six Metrobus routes, taxi service, and opportunities for carpools, vanpools, biking, walking, and teleworking, and flextime.

Traffic Mitigation Plans:
Employers in Downtown Bethesda are encouraged to contact the Bethesda TMD office to obtain assistance with their Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). For more information, go to TMD Legislation, and  Sample TMP.

Also see Downtown Bethesda TMD Presentation for Employers - Working Together to Curb Gridlock.

Under County legislation, these "TMPs" are required of employers of 25 or more employees in TMDs, to assist with achieving the congestion reduction objectives for the area. With these plans, employers can ensure their employees are aware of their commuting options while discouraging solo driving. TMD staff can show employers how they can offer these benefits at little or no cost, providing assistance to their employees while at the same time helping their bottom line and the community.

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North Bethesda
Transportation Management District

Bethesda  Trolly, Bethesda TMD
TMD GOALS:
  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Increase transportation capacity
  • Reduce air and noise pollution
  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian access and traffic safety

Area Description:
North Bethesda is home to major employers, such as Marriott Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation and is also a prominent retail center featuring Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, and other fine shops and restaurants. More employees work in North Bethesda than in any other Montgomery County jurisdiction. Altogether, a total of 70,000 employees are based in North Bethesda, which offers public transportation and other commuting solutions.

 

Montgomery County Conference Center

Functions of the Transportation Management District:

The North Bethesda Transportation District is one of five TMDS in Montgomery County. The four others are Friendship Heights, Silver SpringBethesda and Greater Shady Grove. The North Bethesda TMD is operated by the Transportation Action Partnership (TAP) under the name "North Bethesda Transportation Center" (NBTC).

The North Bethesda Transportation Center provides free services to employers, employees, residents and visitors in Grosvenor, White Flint, Twinbrook, Executive Boulevard, and Rock Spring Park.

The North Bethesda TMD office will help you a Transportation Benefits Program for you worksite. Please contact the TMD staff for more information:

Peggy Schwartz, pschwartz@nbtmd.org
Traci McPhail, tmcphail @nbtmd.org
Darlene Nader, dnader@nbtmd.org

Telephone: 301-770-8108
On the Web: www.nbtc.org

Commute Options:
Three Metro Stations serve the North Bethesda area - Twinbrook, White Flint, and Grosvenor. On an average weekday, more than 25,000 trips are made in and out of these Metrorail stations. There are 13 Ride On bus routes, 6 Metrobus routes, and shuttlebus service to North Bethesda's 3 Metro Stations,  taxi service, and opportunities for carpools, vanpools, biking, walkingteleworking and flextime.

Traffic Mitigation Plans:
Employers in North Bethesda are encouraged to contact the North Bethesda TMD office to obtain assistance with their Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). For more information, go to TMD Legislation, and  Sample TMP.

Also see North Bethesda TMD Presentation for Employers - Working Together to Curb Gridlock.

Under County legislation, these "TMPs" are required of employers of 25 or more employees in TMDs, to assist with achieving the congestion reduction objectives for the area. With these plans, employers can ensure their employees are aware of their commuting options while discouraging solo driving. TMD staff can show employers how they can offer these benefits at little or no cost, providing assistance to their employees while at the same time helping their bottom line and the community.

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Greater Shady Grove
Transportation Management District

Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District

Greater Shady Grove from the air
TMD GOALS:
  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Increase transportation capacity
  • Reduce air and noise pollution
  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian access and traffic safety

Area Description:
Greater Shady Grove is the largest of the County’s five TMDs, spanning more than 6,400 acres.  It includes portions of the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg in addition to unincorporated sections of Montgomery County, and is the culmination of years of planning for the Great Seneca Science Corridor. As a vital component of the Science Corridor Master Plan, the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center (LSC) anchors the third largest biotech cluster in the United States and contains more than 200 private companies and over 45,000 professionals employed in the public and private sectors. The 300-acre park houses healthcare facilities, research and educational centers, R & D facilities, laboratories and a business incubator.

Not sure if your organization is located in the Greater Shady Grove TMD?  You can verify whether or not your organization is in the Transportation Management District with this mapping tool.

Functions of the Transportation Management District:
The Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District (TMD) is one of five TMDs in Montgomery County. The four others are Silver Spring, Bethesda, Friendship Heights and North Bethesda. The TMD staff works primarily with employers, employees and residents within the TMD to promote adoption of commuter benefits programs by employers and to inform employees and residents about their commuting options.  The TMD staff also works to improve transit service in the area, to increase ridership, and to provide transit-friendly amenities. The Greater Shady Grove TMD provides many free services to help Montgomery County employers, employees and residents find "Better Ways to Work."

Please contact the TMD staff for more information: James Carlson, (240) 773-BWTW (2989)

Commute Options:
Greater Shady Grove has many transit options including, the Shady Grove Metrorail station, Ride On and Metrobus routes, and many opportunities for carpools and vanpools, bicycling or walking, and teleworking.


Traffic Mitigation Plans:
Employers in Greater Shady Grove are encouraged to contact the Greater Shady Grove TMD office to obtain assistance with their Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). For more information, go to TMD Legislation, and Sample TMP. The TMP can now be conveniently submitted online. Under County legislation, these "TMPs" are required of employers of 25 or more employees in TMDs, to assist with achieving the congestion reduction objectives for the area. With these plans, employers can ensure their employees are aware of their commuting options while discouraging solo driving. TMD staff can show employers how they can offer these benefits at little or no cost, providing assistance to their employees while at the same time helping their bottom line and the community.

Change in Parking Controls in Life Science Center Area: With the adoption of the County's FY13 Operating Budget, County Council decided to charge for parking on several streets in the Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District. Beginning this spring, parking meters will be installed on several streets in the Life Sciences Center area as shown on this map. Payment will be required from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The meters will operate at a rate of $0.65 per hour. For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequent users may purchase a Parking Convenience sticker for $123 per month online from the Division of Parking Management.


Greater Shady Grove TMD Advisory Committee 

The Greater Shady Grove TMD Advisory Committee is comprised of 14 voting representatives of the business and residential communities, and several non-voting and ex officio representatives. The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the TMD staff and the Department of Transportation on the transportation system and TMD-related policies, programs, and operations.

Inaugural Advisory Commiteee Meeting: The inaugural meeting of the Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District Advisory Committee was held on Thursday, May 4, 2016 at  the Montgomery County campus of Johns Hopkins University.  Here is the meeting's agenda  and  here is the TMD Overview presentation .  A meeting summary will be forthcoming shortly and will be posted here as well.

Meetings

The meets on the first Wednesday of each month. There is no meeting in August. Meetings are held at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus / 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville . For further details, please call 240-777-8382.

May 4, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 134
June 1, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 134
July 6, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 134
August 2016 - No Meeting
September 7, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 134
October 5, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 227
November 2, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 227

December 7, 2016 - Gilchrist Hall, Room 227

Greater Shady Grove TMD Advisory Committee Approved Meeting Minutes for Current Fiscal Year. Minutes from previous meeting dates missing from the table below will be posted after Committee approval:

May 4, 2016  
June 1, 2016  
July 6, 2016  
September 7, 2016  
October 5, 2016  
   

Current Members of the Greater Shady Grove TMD Advisory Committee are listed below. 

VOTING

Dr. Antoine Banks - Westside Shady Grove / Residential Representative
John Brandt - Universities at Shady Grove / Large Private Sector Employer
Randy Scritchfield - Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
Steven Kelley - National Cancer Institute / Large Public Sector Employer
Ellen Poltilove - Johns Hopkins University / Large Private Sector Employer
McLean Quinn - EYA / Developer
Jordan Snow - 1788 Holdings / Developer

NON-VOTING
Joseph Allen - Gaithersburg / Residential Representative
- Gaithersburg and Rockville are currently not active participants in TMD operations. 

EX OFFICIO

Al R. Roshdieh   Director, Montgomery County Department of Transportation
- MCDOT Designee: Sandra L. Brecher, Chief, MCDOT-Commuter Services
Capt. Thomas Didone - Montgomery County Police
Catherine Matthews   Director, Upcounty Regional Services Center
Rob Robinson - City of Gaithersburg
Ed Axler   Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

To contact specific Advisory Committee members regarding TMD issues and concerns, call or email James Carlson at the contact information below.

COMMUTER SERVICES STAFF

Sandra L. Brecher - Section Chief, MCDOT-Commuter Services
Nakengi Byrd - Office Services Specialist, MCDOT-Commuter Services
James Carlson - Planning Specialist, MCDOT-Commuter Services

For information about the Greater Shady Grove TMD, please contact:
James Carlson or Sandra L. Brecher
(240) 777-8380 / 8382
sandra.brecher@montgomerycountymd.gov
james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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TMD Legislation

TMD Law Aims to Reduce Gridlock

An important Montgomery County law affects employers with 25 or more full- or part-time employees in Downtown Bethesda, North Bethesda, Downtown Silver Spring, and Friendship Heights. These are the County's Transportation Management Districts (TMDs).

The law's purpose is to reduce traffic congestion and encourage use of commuting options for more than 100,000 employees in business districts.

The law requires that these employers:

  • Implement a Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP)
  • Participate in the County's Annual Commuter Survey
  • Submit an Annual Report of Activities.

Montgomery County's TMD legislation can be found here (PDF) and here (online).

Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett

Watch for Notification by Mail

25 or more employees in a TMD
If you are an employer with 25 or more employees, you will receive a letter of notification from Al R. Roshdieh, Director, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).     

Once you receive your notification letter, you have 90 days to submit a Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). The TMD Staff for your area is available to assist you in preparing your TMP.

When you receive your notification letter -

Your local Transportation Management District staff will be ready to help you design and carry out your Traffic Mitigation Plan (TMP). After submission, your TMP will be reviewed by the TMD staff and the TMD Advisory Committee. Recommendations will be made for approval or for additional strategies to be included in your TMP. The Director of dot has final approval authority.

For information and assistance, please contact your local TMD office

Friendship Heights TMD

Montgomery County Commuter Services
240-773-BWTW (2989)
Jim Carlson - james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute

Downtown Silver Spring

Montgomery County Commuter Services
240-773-BWTW (2989)
James Carlson - james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute

Downtown Bethesda

Bethesda Transportation Solutions
301-656-0868
www.bethesdatransit.org

Kristen M. Blackmon, kblackmon@bethesda.org
Anne Kaiser
, akaiser@bethesda.org
Allison Kemp , akemp@bethesda.org
Thomas V. Robertson, trobertson@bethesda.org

North Bethesda

North Bethesda Transportation Center (NBTC)
Grosvenor, White Flint, Twinbrook, Executive Boulevard and Rock Spring Park
301-770-8108
http://www.nbtc.org/

Peggy Schwartz, pschwartz@nbtmd.org
Traci McPhail, tmcphail @nbtmd.org
Darlene Nader, dnader@nbtmd.org

Greater Shady Grove

Montgomery County Commuter Services
240-773-BWTW (2989)
James Carlson - james.carlson@montgomerycountymd.gov
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute

Your TMD office will help you prepare a Traffic Mitigation Plan that is custom-tailored to your needs and those of your employees.  Here is a sample Traffic Mitigation Plan.

IMPORTANT TIPS about your TMP

  • The TMP form is easy to fill out. Be sure to work with your TMD staff to complete your TMP.
  • You may already be offering alternative transportation options to your employees.
  • You can custom-tailor your TMP to the needs of your organization.
  • The 2-page TMP form lists traffic mitigation strategies employers may adopt.
  • Many strategies can be provided at little or no cost.

Required strategies
Also see Sample TMP

  • Contact person
  • Post transit/pooling options
  • Permanent display for TMD transit
  • TMD presentations to employees
  • Guaranteed Ride Home promotion
  • ADA information provided
  • Annual Commuter Survey

Elective strategies
Also see Sample TMP

Annual Commuter Survey

Employers receive the Annual Commuter Surveys from Commuter Services for distribution to their employees in the Spring. Employers are required to circulate the Commuter Surveys to their employees within 45 days for their completion. The completed Annual Commuter Surveys are submitted to the Employers' TMDs. These surveys are used to create a database of employee commuting patterns in the TMD and to monitor progress toward reaching any commuting goals set in the County's Annual Growth Policy. They help dot determine what changes to programs and services are necessary. Employers are asked to make a good faith effort to achieve at least an 80% response rate from their employees.

Annual Report of Activities
Once a year, employers are asked to summarize the activities they have undertaken to implement their plans. Employers who successfully encourage "better ways to work" are eligible for local and national recognition and awards.

Enforcement
An employer or owner that does not submit a traffic mitigation plan or provide survey data within 30 days after a second notice has committed a Class C violation. See TMD Legislation .

Transportation Management District Fees

TMD fees were originally adopted by County Council in 2006.  Near the end of each fiscal year, as part of the County’s process for adopting the budget for the following fiscal year, County Council puts forward a resolution establishing all transportation-related fares, fees, and charges.  The TMD fees are established in that resolution. 

Beginning with the Council resolution of 2006 these fees have been 10 cents per square foot Gross Floor Area of commercial space.  The fees apply to commercial developments first occupied after the effective date of the legislation (July 1, 2006) and to commercial developments occupied before that where payment of the fees was made a condition of the development approval.  Commercial developments are invoiced for the fees at the beginning of the last quarter of each fiscal year, with payment due before the end of that fiscal year (June 30).  Fees were most recently implemented in the Greater Shady Grove TMD where fees apply to commercial space occupied before July 1, 2011 where payment of TMD fee was a condition of subdivision or optional method approval and to commercial space first occupied on or after July 1, 2011.

Fee revenue is used to support Transportation Demand Management efforts in each TMD.  These efforts are designed to address traffic congestion, air quality, and safety concerns by reducing single occupant vehicle travel and increasing use of other transportation options.  They result in these highly-urbanized areas of the County being able to support more urban development with fewer traffic-related impacts than would otherwise be the case.

View pdfs of the enabling legislation authorizing the fees and of the most recent resolution establishing the rates . You may also view the enabling legistaltion online .

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