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Transportation Demand Management - TDM

What is Transportation Demand Management - TDM?

TDM is the application of our goals, strategies, policies and procedures to reduce the number of vehicles arriving and parking on campus by means of promoting alternative methods of travel, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emission levels and decreasing the impervious ground cover on our three campuses.


Lehigh University’s Goal

The Lehigh University Sustainability Plan for TRANSPORTATION Services is to optimize fuel efficiency and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions of our vehicles and bus services by optimizing bus routes and developing a plan for vehicle and bus replacement. Increase by 10% the number of employees that use one or more of the following options as their primary means of transportation to and from campus: carpooling, walk, bike, public transportation or telecommute.


TDM Strategy for Implementation

·         Improve and integrate on-campus transit system (GO LEHIGH)

·         Promote walking and biking as means of transportation on and off campus (Zagster)

·         Encourage the usage of Public Transportation  (LANTA)

·         Enhance Car sharing and Ride sharing programs (Enterprise Car Share & Zimride)

·         Pay by phone app for parking meters and in the Zoellner Parking Garage (Parking Services)


TDM at Lehigh University

·         Zagster Bike Share

·         Enterprise Car Share

·         Zimride Ride Share

·         TRACS Service

·         Student Activities Weekend Shuttle /Mall Service

·         Parking Meters

·         Online Permit Sales

·         Online Citation payments and appeal submissions

.          LANTA Ride Share


Zagster Bike Share

This program provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to utilize one of 10 bikes for up to 4 hours per trip. The program is Web based and easy to use. There is a one-time fee per year for unlimited usage of our bike share program.   


Enterprise Car Share

This program provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to use one of six (6) vehicles parked on our main campus.  The program is web based and easy to use. There are costs for membership and hourly rental fees. 


Zimride Ride Share

This program provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to obtain a ride from a fellow student, co-worker or facility member. Rides can be one-way to or from home (out of State) or to a local destination.  The service is web based, easy to use and free to our Lehigh University members. 


TRACS (Take a Ride around Campus Safely)

This program provides an alternative to walking alone after dark. The TRACS van follows a fixed route around the campus.  This service is provided free to students and operates every night during the regular school semester.


Student Activities Weekend Shuttle /Mall Service

As an alternative to driving or for students who do not have transportation around campus, this program provides a safe and reliable way to visit our local shopping malls, movies and eating establishments.  This service uses a 48 passenger bus and 12 passenger van. It is a free service for our students. The service is sponsored by our Dean of Students / office of Student Activities and operates on weekends (Friday & Saturday) during the regular school ye


Shuttles for Campus Events

Shuttle services are provided for many campus events.  Email INTRANSP@Lehigh.edu to inquire if shuttle services are being provided for specific events.


Lanta Ride Share

Lehigh University and LANTA (Lehigh and Northampton Transit Authority) have an agreement to offer free rides to Lehigh University Students, Faculty and Staff. Using a valid Lehigh University Identification Card, Passengers will present the card upon entering the LANTA bus. Fare boxes have been configured to recognize Lehigh University identification cards.  Take a minute and read the Press Release.


Parking Meters

Lehigh University's parking meters accept coins, as well as SmartCards. SmartCards are prepaid cards available in the Parking office or at the Lehigh Bookstore.  Customers may pay the meter fee with the SmartCard and put an extended amount of time on the meter.  When the customer returns, they may reinsert the card and any unused time will be refunded to the card.

A pay by phone app is also now available for use to pay for meter parking:  Passport Parking Mobile.  With this app, you are able to extend your time at the meter on your smartphone!  Download the app:  PPPRK.com

This is also a great option for department visitor parking using the Passport Parking mobile app! Please click here for detailed information about setting up your account and getting started. 

For questions, comments, or to set up your account, please contact Parking Services at (610) 758-7275 or by email at inpark@lehigh.edu

Passport Mobile App Information


Online Permit Sales

Parking Services implemented online permit sales in the fall of 2014.  In the past, we sent students a parking permit application which they completed and returned with a copy of their vehicle registration and payment.  Now students are able to login and purchase their permit without having to visit the Parking Services office.  Vehicle registrations are uploaded and credit card payments are accepted. 


Online Citation Payments and Appeal Submissions

Customers are able to pay for citations and submit appeals online.  Lehigh faculty, staff and students login with their Lehigh credentials and visitors may create an account.  There is no need to visit the office and complete any paperwork!