Logistics for Business and Travel Related Services
Local Public Transport Initiatives In recent years, efficient and affordable public transit – in the form of bus rapid transit, micro transit, subways, rail services and trolley cars for urban, suburban and intercity service have been debated, studied and in some instances implemented. Our itineraries include major US cities with established commuter and regional services as well as communities that are implementing new transit programs. An opportunity to meet with local planners and managers and travel efficiently, safely and affordably as you visit the United States.
Public Transport and Transit Oriented Development
Infrastructure is the backbone of our communities. A reduced dependence on the automobile enables land use planning that reduces household transportation costs and frees up space for transit, bike and pedestrian systems as well as rationalize the use of existing infrastructure.
Transit Oriented Development transportation is the second-highest household expense; access to transit enhances access to the workplace and schools. TOD not only benefits new and existing residents, but also businesses, transit agencies, local governments, merchants, and developers.
Transit Solutions and Location Efficient Communities
Location Efficiency is defined as communities with walkable streets, access to transit, proximity to jobs, mixed land uses, and concentrations of retail and services achievable with policies like free transit passes and car-sharing as well as planning tools that identify land parcels under development and calculate the benefits of locating in a walkable community near existing transit facilities, allowing developers and local public officials to identify traffic reduction strategies by location, design and the amount of parking needed in support of smart, well-located developments during the development review process as well as engage residents and contribute to future neighborhood planning.
Walking Biking and Land Use Planning
Walking and Biking nearly 20 percent of auto-related fatalities involve pedestrians and bicyclists. Walking and bicycling can be made safer at dangerous intersections, streets, sidewalks as well as for wheelchair users by utilizing existing planning tools.
Land Use Planning decisions help determine ways to reduce housing and other costs for families living in places with good public transportation and ameliorate costly and time-consuming commutes.
Ways and Means
Tema and Local Partners operate a Global Platform containing Marketing and Sales Services, Project Management Systems, Community Data Bases, Training and other resources tasked with establishing and/or enhancing local capabilities in Business Travel and Logistics.
Advantages and Benefits include the economies of scale generated by collaborations among US and international communities, a focus on high-end tourism clients, the application of a trade routes approach leading to groups of clients traveling to multiple locations during a business or vacation trip, efficiencies generated by multiple areas of focus – logistics, travel, energy and water related activities.
Local Resources Directories with links to local history, museums, accommodations, itineraries, events, transport, guides, as well as energy and water data featuring local projects, suppliers and management tools.
The Environment and Transit Initiatives
Tourism Destinations and Learning Experiences for families, schools and theme groups with environmental training, visits to state of the art transit facilities and museums featuring the history of road, rail and water transport.