Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association

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Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) is a transportation management association based out of King of Prussia, PA. Founded in 1990, GVF is a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region’s economic vitality. To maximize awareness and develop sustainable support, they partner with public and private entities.

GVF's mission is to achieve a desirable quality of life and a healthy, competitive economic environment by developing multi-faceted transportation strategies. GVF offers a forum in which the business community and municipal, county and state officials can collectively work on transportation issues affecting the Greater Valley Forge area.

Get to Know GVF[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Best Workplaces for Commuters — Gold Level Supporting Agency
  • 2012 Best Workplaces for Commuters
  • 2011 Best Workplaces for Commuters — Gold Level Employer and Gold Level Champion
  • 2010 Outstanding TMA, ACT National
  • 2010 Best Workplaces for Commuters — Gold Level Champion
  • 2010 Small Business of the Year, Main Line Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010 PA House of Representatives & State Senate Recognition

- See more at: http://www.gvftma.com/about/#sthash.cbJSesFh.dpuf

The accomplishments of GVF are directly attributed to our partners, as we work cooperatively to find solutions to the region's congestion issues. Whether it is advocating for a project of regional significance, or encouraging our elected officials to support legislation, it is our diverse and dedicated partners that give GVF the strength and expertise in the transportation and travel demand management industry.

Advocacy[edit]

Infrastructure Improvements[edit]

GVF works to make commutes less stressful by providing information so that commuters understand what to expect on their way to work.

The TMA has partnered with the following road projects:

  • U.S 202 Improvement Projects
  • U.S 422 Improvement Projects
  • York Road Streetscape Improvements
  • Greenwood Ave Bridge Replacement
  • Paoli Roadway Design
  • Norristown High Speed Line Extension to King of Prussia
  • Paoli Station Design Project

Sustainability[edit]

GVF educates and raises awareness about environmentally responsible practices through travel demand management strategies, which reduce the number of vehicles through different commuting alternatives such as carpooling or vanpooling, biking and public transit.

Shuttle Management[edit]

  • Upper Merion Rambler
  • Conshohocken Rambler
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • King of Prussia Mall Holiday Shopper Shuttle

Bike To Work challenge[edit]

With a commitment to reducing congestion and providing transportation alternatives throughout the region, GVF has created the Bike to Work Challenge to encourage commuters to bike to work. The program encourages employees to ditch their cars and track their number of bicycle commuting miles. The ultimate goal is to see which company can make the biggest environmental impact by keeping vehicles off the roadways while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.[citation needed]

In 2009, over 100 riders logged over 40,000 miles, which translated to a savings of 1,929 gallons of gasoline and 37,430 pounds of CO2 emissions prevented. Local bike shops generously donated several bike related items to be raffled off each week to those who rode. In 2010, GVF had 151 riders that rode 2,150 days and logged 40,273.32 miles.

Bike to Work Challenge Logo.

Sustainable Awards[edit]

GVF's Annual Sustainable Awards recognizes its partners for their outstanding achievements in implementing programs that provide and promote commuting alternatives for their employees and its community, thus reducing congestion and improving air quality. An official representative of the organization may nominate their workplace for the bronze, silver, gold or platinum recognition level.

Partnerships[edit]

GVF's Service Area.

GVF coalitions[edit]

  • US 422 Cooridor Coalition
  • Schuylkill Valley Transportation Coalition
  • PA 309 Incident Management Taskforce
  • US 422 Incident Taskforce

GVF TMA Foundation[edit]

The GVF TMA Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3). The foundation attempts to secure funding for educational seminars, training, outreach and environmental awareness for the general public in support of livability initiatives.It also supports the Peter P. Quinn scholarship fund which was established in 2008 to support college students financially while providing them an internship at GVF, which will expose them to the public and private sector's involvement with transportation.

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