Transportation Management Programs (TMP)

    Commute Trip Reduction Champions 2015

    Are you a property manager? Commute Seattle works with the City of Seattle to monitor the Transportation Management Programs (TMP) implemented by property managers like you throughout Seattle.

    What is a TMP?

    A Transportation Management Program (TMP) is a Master Use Permit requirement on private development to mitigate traffic congestion and parking impacts by reducing drive-alone automobile and motorcycle trips, otherwise known as single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips.

    At the time of permit approval, each TMP is written with goals and program elements. TMPs generally include two parts: 1) an SOV commute rate goal, and 2) required program elements that are designed to help the building achieve that SOV goal. In some cases, TMPs have unique or parking-based goals that provide a unique opportunity for property managers. 

    Commute surveys and program reports are used to collect information related to TMP goals and elements. Most TMP properties are required to complete TMP Surveys in odd years, and TMP Program Reports in even years.

    Commute Seattle staff will help you navigate these steps, and are available to consult on how you can elevate your commute programs and amenities to the next level. Contact our team of dedicated transportation professionals: 

    Program Manager| Olivia Holden | Email

    Transportation Specialist | Dylan Jouliot | Email

    Transportation Specialist | Sarah Udelhofen | Email

    Learn more about TMP requirements at the City of Seattle TMP web page, or through their informational flyer. More information can be found in the 2015 Seattle TMP Director’s Rule including information about TMP triggers, TMP development, typically TMP elements, and TMP requirements. 

    How Do TMPs Relate To The CTR Program?

    TMPs and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) share the same overall goal of reducing single-occupant vehicle trips. Therefore TMP and CTR programs can contain many similar elements. However, CTR requirements only apply to large (100+) employers, whereas TMPs affect physical buildings. TMPs apply to all of the tenants in a particular building.