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 programs that offer a better way to get to work, save money, reduce parking challenges and congestion, and cut carbon emissions. Though we don’t operate transit services, we have strong partnerships with local transit organizations and we will help you navigate them. We’ll help you get there.
CATMA jointly plans and manages safe, convenient, and economical parking and transportation in ways that better coordinate land use and reduce environmental impacts.
- Establish long-term transportation policies and leadership.
- Provide strategic and long-term planning for multimodal transportation and parking developments in conjunction with our members’ shared land use planning.
- Plan, develop, and expand comprehensive, multimodal transportation systems management (TSM) programs, incorporating transportation demand management (TDM) strategies.
- Plan, develop, own, and manage multimodal transportation systems and parking facilities.
Board of Directors
- Chair: Dawn LeBaron, Vice President Hospital Services, University of Vermont Medical Center
- Vice Chair: Tom Gustafson, Vice President, University of Vermont
- 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 (formerly Fletcher Allen) 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 over the past 23 years 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.