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About CommuterPage.com and Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS)

Photo: ART busCommuterPage.com® is presented by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of the Arlington, Virginia Department of Environmental Services.

CommuterPage.com is designed to encourage the use of mass transit, carpooling and vanpooling, bicycling, walking, teleworking, and other alternatives to driving alone in the Washington, D.C. area. CommuterPage.com provides an overview of transportation options throughout the area, with a particular focus on Arlington.

Arlington, Virginia is an urban county of about 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area comprises multiple local jurisdictions, transit systems, and transportation agencies in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. 

Arlington is nationally recognized for land use planning that emphasizes public transportation, bicycling, and walking. The work of ACCS to promote the use of Arlington's excellent transportation system has earned numerous national awards from TDM organizations for leadership, innovation, use of technology, customer service, and marketing.

ACCS was established in 1989 (then called the Commuter Assistance Program, or CAP) to promote and facilitate the use of transportation modes other than single-occupancy vehicles. This work is known as Transportation Demand Management (TDM). TDM is "a general term for strategies that result in more efficient use of transportation resources." (source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute.) ACCS serves people who live, work, or play in Arlington by providing programs and services to make it easier to get around without a car. More about ACCS.

Research

ACCS has conducted extensive research on its programs, including CommuterPage.com, and on the use and awareness of sustainable transportation options in Arlington County. Surveys and studies conducted by the ACCS Research Program since 2000 are listed in Mobility Lab's Research Catalog.

Photo: Bicyclists and Pedestrians at Metrorail station

Did You Know?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

CEOs for Cities, 2009

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Upcoming Events
Capital Bikeshare Open House

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6pm - 8pm

Energy Journey Game

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter Hike on Bull Run Mountain

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Jan. 23-25

January 20, 2015, WMATA

DOT head challenges mayors on bicycle, walking safety

Larry Copeland, January 22, 2015, USA Today

Md. woman dies after being pinned between her car and a tree

John Gonzalez, Joce Sterman, January 23, 2015, ABC 7

Woman killed by car while crossing Landover Rd.

Brianne Carter, January 23, 2015, ABC 7

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