Transportation System Efficiency

Efficient transportation systems achieve transportation goals (such as enabling workers to work or goods to be delivered) while reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

Reducing the number of miles vehicles traveled decreases petroleum use in transportation and reduces vehicle emissions. Also known as transportation demand management, VMT reduction strategies also can reduce traffic congestion, enable the use of more efficient vehicles, reduce transportation costs, and save time for drivers.

On-road vehicles account for more than 80% of all transportation energy use. Transportation planners and corporate decision makers can implement combinations of these strategies to improve fleet and consumer fuel efficiency by targeting the transportation system as a whole.


Learn how to support rideshare and car share programs to help employees conserve fuel and reduce emissions.

Mass Transit 

Discover ways to encourage and enable employees to conserve fuel by using mass transit.

Active Transit 

Find ways to help people conserve fuel and improve their health through active transit like biking and walking.

Multi-Modal Transportation 

Explore ways to use multiple modes of transportation to conserve fuel and reduce vehicle miles traveled.


Find out how fleet managers and corporate decision makers can help employees telework to conserve fuel.