CATMA is a non-profit 501(c)(3), membership based, transportation management association serving Chittenden County. We administer and manage customized, turn-key transportation demand management (TDM) programs that offer a better way to get to work, save money, reduce parking challenges and congestion, and cut carbon emissions. We do not operate transit services, but do have strong partnerships with local transit organizations and can help faciliate those connections. We’ll help you get there.
Vision (Our Dream)
An efficient, reliable and sustainable transportation network in Chittenden County that reduces the reliance on single occupant vehicles.
Work with members and community partners to plan and manage safe, convenient, and economical parking and transportation options in ways that better coordinate land use and reduce environmental impacts.
Our Overarching Goals
- Improve the transportation network by working together with our members and the community
- Reduce greenhouse gases by reducing the use of single occupant vehicles
- Establish ourselves as the Mobility Management Center/ Disseminator of Information for region
- Support our partners and advocate for TDM Policy and Best Practices
- Create a strong network of TDM Advocates
- Ensure a vibrant and cooperative organization
CATMA Strategic Business Plan
The Board of Directors and Staff of CATMA engaged in a strategic planning process in early 2019. The resulting strategic plan represents the culmination of data gathered and reflects realistic goals and strategies as identified by those closely associated with the work of CATMA. The plan is intended to guide CATMA through the next three years the and the organization will grow strategically in response to the areas identified in the plan. View our Strategic Plan Overview (January 2020 — June 2023) here.
Board of Directors
- Chair: Joe Speidel, Director of Local Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont
- Vice Chair: Gary Scott, Vice President Hospital Services, UVM Medical Center
- Secretary/Treasurer: Shelley Navari, Vice President of Finance & Treasurer, Champlain College
CATMA also has three standing committees: Executive Planning Committee, Operations Committee and Advisory Committee.
History of CATMA
In 1992, Champlain College, University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont agreed to share resources as well as jointly plan, develop, and manage all transportation and parking programs, infrastructure, and associated facilities, through the formation of the Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA). This joint planning yielded coordinated land use planning conforming to the Municipal Development Plans for the cities of Burlington and South Burlington and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s ECOS Plan.
While “The Hill” institutions have been collaborating to reduce traffic, parking issues, and emissions since 1992 through their investment and commitment to CATMA and TDM, Chittenden County has experienced steady growth. The increase in population brings traffic congestion, degradation of air quality, and constant need for land use planning that incorporates the ideals of “smart growth.” CATMA’s successful business model and leadership is now offered county-wide and our name has changed to Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (still CATMA).
CATMA Joint Institution Parking Management Plan (JIPMP)
As required per City of Burlington current zoning ordinance, Article 8, Section 8.3.4, CATMA produces annual spring updates to its 5-year Plans, specifically reporting for the Hill institutions. The statistics are indicative of the Fall academic semester, which historically has a higher demand on parking and transportation infrastructure, incorporates the biennial CATMA Spring and Fall student and employee transportation surveys.
CATMA JIPMP Final Documents