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Recent blog posts from these Arlington County Commuter Services programs: Arlington's Car-Free Diet, Arlington Transportation Partners, WalkArlington, BikeArlington, and Mobility Lab; and from Arlington Transit - ART.

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Making It Easy for Small Businesses to Offer Transit Benefits

It has been well documented that large companies offering transit benefits to their employees gain payroll tax savings, lower health-benefit costs, increased employee productivity, and better retention levels. But we seem to hear less about the advantages to small companies. Turns out, offering transit benefits is just as beneficial for small firms as it is []

November 26, 2014, 12:37 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 24-26)

Short week, but I bet you still missed a few noteworthy stories. Get your updates here!

November 26, 2014, 12:23 PM ATP

Champions Highlight: Top Arlington Hotels

Recognizing 4 Arlington hotels for their dedication and participation as an ATP Champion!

November 25, 2014, 4:45 PM ATP

Ohio Leading the Way in Connecting Dots Between Health and Transportation

For years, public health and community transportation planning worked together like kids at an sixth-grade dance: boys on one side, girls on the other. They see each other, but there’s not much, if any, mingling. But health and transportation professionals are learning more about and appreciating what they have in common with “the other side,” []

November 25, 2014, 11:26 AM Mobility Lab

How to Get to Arlington Memorials Using Public Transportation: Pentagon Memorial

Want to visit the Pentagon Memorial? Here's how you can get there using public transportation options!

November 24, 2014, 3:50 PM ATP

Transportation Agencies: Focus Less on Telework

When I first moved to Washington D.C., I shared an apartment with a graduate-school classmate and her husband. Every Wednesday, he would leave for his job and I would leave for mine, but she would stay behind, and start work by sitting down on the couch and remotely logging in to her office computer. There []

November 24, 2014, 1:37 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 17-21)

Big news in Arlington County this week - did you miss it? Keep reading to see what you missed in Arlington and around the world in transportation.

November 21, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

How to Get to Arlington Memorials Using Public Transportation: Arlington National Cemetery

Need to know how to get to Arlington National Cemetery using public transportation? Keep reading - your options include metro, bus and walking!

November 20, 2014, 11:48 AM ATP

San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes

Over the past few months, Washington D.C. and New York City have each passed laws for employee commuter benefits, and Honolulu and Kansas City are considering it. So why the growing interest? Probably partly because these cities have seen how, in San Francisco, there has been an increase in the use of sustainable commuting modes []

November 19, 2014, 2:39 PM Mobility Lab

How to Get to Arlington Memorials Using Public Transportation: Iwo Jima Memorial

Visit Iwo Jima Memorial and get there using public transportation. Metro, bus or Capital Bikeshare - you have plenty of great options!

November 19, 2014, 11:56 AM ATP

Mobility Lab Express #50 – November 15, 2014

Now 50 issues and 2 years into Mobility Lab Express, we have lots to give thanks for, including: You: We started the Express e-newsletter with a list of a couple thousand people in our network. We now have triple that number of subscribers with about 30 new ones each week (and almost never any unsubscribes). Mobility Lab Express #50 – []

November 19, 2014, 11:48 AM Mobility Lab

November 20 Open House to Discuss Wilson Boulevard Transportation Improvements

Learn about and share feedback at the Wilson Boulevard Transportation Improvements open house on Thursday.

November 19, 2014, 8:25 AM WalkArlington

The Federal Government is Making Your Commute Worse

There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated with the gridlocked federal government, but when it comes to transportation, this headline probably hits home the hardest. And it is the primary claim of a report released today, Subsidizing Congestion, by TransitCenter and The Frontier Group that describes the numerous ways in which a relatively []

November 18, 2014, 11:03 AM Mobility Lab

Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option

City bikeshare programs are ballooning across the country with a fairly simple concept - docked bikes that can be rented via credit card at the docking site or through an annual membership plan. Can this model be improved? Social Bicycles (SoBi) certainly thinks so. Patrick Hoffman, product manager for New York-based SoBi, said the idea []

November 17, 2014, 1:50 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 10-14)

With Tuesday being a federal holiday, many of us had a weird schedule this week. Check out our weekly link recap below to make sure you didn’t miss anything!

November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

Three New, Larger STAR Vehicles

STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents, is putting three new, larger vehicles into service beginning Monday, November 17.

November 14, 2014, 12:00 AM ART

D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future

One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track – a massive number considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. Darren Buck, the head of the Washington D.C. Department of []

November 13, 2014, 4:02 PM Mobility Lab

Ridesharing vs. Uber, Lyft, etc.: What’s The Difference?

Ridesharing and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft provide great options for getting around - however, did you know they are two very different modes of transportation?

November 13, 2014, 12:00 AM ATP

New Regional Study Details How Commuters Get To and From Arlington

What proportion of commuters to and from Arlington regularly drive alone, bike, walk, take transit, carpool or vanpool, or telework? The high-level answer to that question is that, of the 131,300 employed Arlington residents, about 53.3 percent who commute from a home in Arlington usually drive alone, while about 55.3 percent of the 180,300 people []

November 12, 2014, 3:26 PM Mobility Lab

Regional State of the Commute Survey 2013, Arlington Analysis

Every three years, Commuter Connections, the regional transportation demand management (TDM) program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, commissions a survey of workers in the Washington, DC region in order to understand commute behavior, commute satisfaction, and awareness of TDM programs. In addition to the results that Commuter Connections publishes for the region, Mobility []

November 12, 2014, 11:00 AM Mobility Lab

Did You Know?

Running and bicycling are the two most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. by frequency of participation.

Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, 2011


News Headlines
No Metrorail track work Thanksgiving weekend

November 21, 2014, WMATA

Hyattsville approves agreement to ride UM buses

Jamie Anfenson-Comeau, November 25, 2014, Gazette.Net

Pedestrian struck Nov. 8 dies

Kaniel Leaderman, November 25, 2014, Gazette.Net

Montgomery County Council sets pedestrian-friendly rules

Aaron Kraut, November 25, 2014, Bethesda Now

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