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, increase vehicle fuel economy, 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 about supporting rideshare and carsharing programs to help employees conserve fuel.

Mass Transit 

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

Active Transit 

Find ways for employers to encourage conserving fuel 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.