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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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ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (October 27-31)

Last week of October - here's what you missed in transportation news beyond Arlington County.

October 31, 2014, 1:00 PM ATP

News Alert: Employers Key to Transportation Fix

Originally published on Washington Business Journal, read Wendy Duren's full article, 'Employers Key to Transportation Fix.'

October 30, 2014, 3:14 PM ATP

Employers Key to Transportation Fix

This article was originally published by the Washington Business Journal. Everyone knows that Washington D.C. makes the infamous list for worst traffic in America. But local governments and nonprofit transportation organizations in the region are doing much to combat this unhappy albatross. In Arlington County, we are taking some 41,000 cars off the road per []

October 30, 2014, 2:49 PM Mobility Lab

Carpool vs Vanpool: What's the Difference?

You could be saving money by participating in a carpool or a vanpool - find out which 'pooling option is the best for your commute!

October 30, 2014, 9:02 AM ATP

Safe Routes to School Programs Can Boost Walking and Bicycling by 30 Percent

This article was originally published at Safe Routes to School's D.C. Region blog. Streetsblog reports on a new study that found schools with Safe Routes to School programs could boost the number of children walking and bicycling to school by 31 percent over a five-year period. The researchers looked at 801 schools in Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Texas, []

October 28, 2014, 5:02 PM Mobility Lab

ART vs Metrobus: What's the Difference?

Not sure about the difference between ART and Metrobus? ATP has you covered in our handy bus breakdown. Find the service that's right for your commute.

October 28, 2014, 12:02 PM ATP

As Driving Habits Change, Places That Cater to Millennials Thrive

An employment opportunity brought Matt Smith (above), a 30-year old business-development manager, to the Washington D.C. area from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania in 2009. He chose to live in Arlington because of its urban feel and plethora of transportation options. 'Arlington feels like D.C. to me, but it's cleaner and greener,' said Smith, who works at goDCgo in []

October 24, 2014, 12:10 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (October 20-24)

No one should miss out on important news! Here's what you should be reading.

October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

Residential Highlight: 2001 Clarendon Blvd

2001 boasts a lot of great amenities, but as an Arlington County Champion it's important to recognize their multi-modal benefits and conveniences.

October 23, 2014, 1:33 PM ATP

Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

I really enjoyed this week’s “Fix My Commute,” the inaugural forum in the Washington Post’s America Answers series. It was a first-class event that brought together a fascinating array of national experts and progressive mayors focused on solving the problems of increasing traffic congestion. And while it was acknowledged again and again that our infrastructure []

October 23, 2014, 11:18 AM Mobility Lab

Be Safe and Be Seen This Halloween!

Don’t take any chances this Halloween. Be a PAL - Predictable, Alert, and Lawful - and check out these tips!

October 22, 2014, 9:56 AM WalkArlington

FAQ: Bicycle Friendly Businesses & How To Apply

Arlington Transportation Partners can help your business gain nationwide recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Business. We do all the work, you get all the glory.

October 21, 2014, 1:14 PM ATP

“Bicycles Are Not Toys,” And Other Ways to Target Your Messages

In a recent article on Mobility Lab, bike advocate Veronica O. Davis noted that she thinks there is too much emphasis on “biking to work” and not enough on “biking for recreational purposes.” Interesting point, but I'm not sure I agree. Granted, if one is promoting utilitarian cycling, jumping right into bicycle commuting may []

October 20, 2014, 5:01 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (October 13-17)

Top stories this week come from Mobility Lab and Greater Greater Washington - see what hit the news desk, in case you missed it!

October 17, 2014, 3:06 PM ATP

6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

This article was originally published in Tech Cocktail. The trend is that governments are opening up data, as well as planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators well-versed in details once reserved for professionals. Wait – what? That’s right. Civic leaders []

October 16, 2014, 2:55 PM Mobility Lab

Champions FAQs – What You Need To Know

Champions - get the details here! A comprehensive FAQ to help you be a Champion in Arlington County.

October 16, 2014, 1:25 PM ATP

Mobility Lab Express #48 – October 15, 2014

When we recently visited Roanoke, Virginia for CityWorks(X)po, we learned how Roanoke's downtown public plaza was actually the result of a crowdsourcing project launched at (X)po in 2011. Mobility Lab Express #48 – October 15, 2014 Also in this issue: EDUCATION: Messages for Getting People to Bike Need to Be Revamped TRANSIT TECH: Building Better Online Transit Mapping for All []

October 15, 2014, 12:09 PM Mobility Lab

Ballston Metro Station Area Improvements Public Meeting

Arlington is redesigning the Ballston-MU Metro plaza and the operation of nearby streets. Join us at Central Library on November 3 to learn more.

October 15, 2014, 12:00 AM ART

Successful New Transit Options for Arlington Employees & Residents

This year, 3 different types of transit service either opened or expanded in Arlington County, offering new ways for residents, employees and visitors to get around.

October 14, 2014, 10:36 AM ATP

Guaranteed Ride Home – FAQ’s For You

Guaranteed Ride Home, operated by Commuter Connections, rescues commuters and provides a free taxi ride home up to 4 times per year.

October 13, 2014, 3:12 PM ATP

Did You Know?

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

October 27, 2014, WMATA

Metro passengers urged to report blood, vomit

Kristi King, October 30, 2014, WTOP

First flowerpots, and now, a cycletrack

Tony Goodman, October 30, 2014, GGW

Express lanes signs to appear soon on I-95

Robert Thomson, October 30, 2014, Washington Post

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