The Energy Corridor District's Rector Takes on Transportation Demand Management Program
HOUSTON, TX The Energy Corridor District is upping the ante on finding ways to reduce traffic congestion while improving air quality by creating a new Transportation Demand Management (TDM) position.
The District's Kelly Rector will lead those efforts as TDM Program Manager after spending the past three years as The District's Transportation Coordinator, where she promoted alternative transportation, led programs such as Enterprise CarShare, the annual Bike to Work event and METRO's 75 Eldridge route, while working extensively with local and regional partners to enhance mobility and connectivity in West Houston.
TDM strategies dig into a plethora of ways designed to decrease the number of single-occupant vehicles from congested roadways, such as car-sharing, carpools, vanpools, dynamic ridesharing, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian circulation systems, emergency rides home, telecommuting, flexible schedules and parking management.
Rector joined The District in 2013 after coordinating energy efficiency projects for the County of Sonoma in California through a partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric Company involving local businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. For The District, Rector has coordinated alternative transportation programs with variety of partners, including METRO, H-GAC, the city of Houston, Texas, Love to Ride, BikeHouston, Enterprise CarShare and Fort Bend County Public Transit.
The international trade group Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) named Rector as the 2015 Emerging Leader in Transportation Demand Management. Rector is also a board member for the Citizen's Transportation Coalition, volunteers for BikeHouston and is a member of Young Professionals in Transportation.