Posts from ACCS & Partner Blogs
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.
- Recent Posts
- Uber, Lyft Have Opportunity to Complement Local Transit Networks
We hear a lot about how Uber and Lyft are impacting traditional taxis, but what of their potential impact on public transit? Tech-enabled ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft already appear to be acting as a complement to public transit. Uber analyzed its Los Angeles trip data to in this light. Over the course of 
Mar. 27, 2015, Mobility Lab
- How I Commute to Work: Elizabeth
Check out how Elizabeth Denton, Business Development Manager, gets to work in our 2nd installment of How I Commute to Work!
Mar. 26, 2015, ATP
- 2 Main Reasons D.C. Transit Ridership is Decreasing
Americans took a record 10.75 billion trips on public transportation in 2014, according to annual ridership statistics released this month by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This is up from 10.65 billion trips in 2013, with the number of trips outpacing population growth. In a year of low gasoline prices, the increase is welcome news for 
Mar. 26, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Seemingly Little Things Make D.C. Transit Too Difficult
I recently flew down to Washington D.C. to attend a friend's wedding in Rockville, Maryland. With trains, planes, and automobiles involved, surely, I thought, there would be something to write about. My flights were thankfully uneventful. With nothing more than a carry-on, electronic check-in at Albany International Airport was a breeze. The machines were easy 
Mar. 24, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Property & Development Highlight: Ballston Point
Ballston Point is surrounded by numerous transportation options and features an incredible WalkScore of 96. See what this building has to offer!
Mar. 24, 2015, ATP
- Our New PAL Ambassadors Program Launches!
BikeArlington launched our PAL campaign this spring with the strong sentiment that no matter who we are, or how we choose to get around town, our roadways depend on the social contract of everyone following the rules and paying attention.
Mar. 24, 2015, BikeArlington
- Concierge Call: Helping Tourists with Transportation Needs
If your hotel is looking to stand out in Arlington County, ATP can help your business grow with our customized transportation information. Your guests will be glad you're working with us!
Mar. 23, 2015, ATP
- Did You Know: Champions 2015
Mary Hynes, Arlington County Board Chair, praised our Champions and Arlington Transportation Partners, calling us pioneers. Find out why when you check out today's Did You Know?
Mar. 20, 2015, ATP
- Four Ways to Inspire Bike Riders in Your Small Community
This is based on an article originally published by Arlington Transportation Partners. Because of its small geographic size as the fourth-smallest county in the U.S., Arlington County, Virginia is a good example of how small communities and towns can make it easy for people to choose bicycling as a commuting option. Here are four tips 
Mar. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab
- National Forum on Women & Bicycling: One Woman's Review
Elizabeth Denton, Business Development Manager, attends the National Forum on Women & Bicycling and shares what she learned from the special event.
Mar. 19, 2015, ATP
- Congratulations 2014 Platinum Champions
Arlington County Platinum Level Champions celebrated in front of the County Board. See which companies in Arlington offer the best transportation amenities and programs.
Mar. 18, 2015, ATP
- Tech Hacks Help Create Critical Mass for Bicycling
The bicycle was created in the 1800s, but technology is keeping it relevant with 'hacks or solutions designed to get more people to use bike helmets, count ridership better, and reduce the obstacles keeping people from biking. These and other innovations were on display at the latest Transportation Techies event: Bike Hack Night 
Mar. 18, 2015, Mobility Lab
- While You Were Shoveling--Breaking News In The World of Walking [And Biking!]
Mar. 18, 2015, BikeArlington
- SXSW Hackers Suggest Austin Transportation Improvements
Austin, home to great music, festivals and tech, is also facing some great challenges. Thanks to its success, congestion, long commutes, and escalating housing costs are looming. For the first time, Austins South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is hosting Hack Our City. As part of the interactive program, five teams comprised of both locals and 
Mar. 17, 2015, Mobility Lab
- While You Were Shoveling--Breaking News In The World of Walking
Mar. 16, 2015, WalkArlington
- Energizing People to Take Action for Transportation and Place
Mobility Lab - and many of our partners - believe it's long past time to get serious about public transportation in this country. We need to make a stronger and clearer case to the public and to our leaders about the benefits of transportation options. Auto companies, for example, are very clear that our freedom 
Mar. 16, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Did You Know? SmarTrip Cards Have a Multitude of Uses
So you've got a SmarTrip card, but do you know all that you can do with it? Click through and keep reading - tips & tricks inside!
Mar. 13, 2015, ATP
- Calling ALL MODELS!
We are looking for 10 models to participate in our Spring photo shoot, happening May 30!
Mar. 12, 2015, ATP
- 3 Ways Multi-Modal Travel is Tricky for App Developers
When searching for a route with OpenTripPlanner, we transit techies use complex profile-routing algorithms to objectively find the best options across all available modes, which can lead to an enormous amount of results. To get the best results in the quickest amount of time requires a lot of pruning and optimization. In the backend of 
Mar. 10, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Commercial Office Facilities: Bike and Wellness Amenities
Is your building struggling to promote health and wellness to it's tenants and tenant employees? Keara Mehlert, Business Development Manager, has the answer you're looking for.
Mar. 9, 2015, ATP
- BID Highlight: Crystal City
Arlington County BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) make each urban village a fun place to live and visit. Check out the first in our series of BID Highlights: Crystal City
Mar. 6, 2015, ATP
- Infrastructure Money Tight? Do Better Bus Marketing
If cities want to reduce the need for expensive infrastructure improvements, they should brand and market their buses better, according to New York Times conservative commentator Josh Barro. Citing a 2009 report from the Federal Transit Administration, he notes there is evidence to believe that transit agencies could attract more discretionary or choice riders if 
Mar. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab
- We Need to Ask More Questions About How We Move Through Places
There appears to be two lines of thinking about bicyclists and pedestrians in the modal mix. On the one hand, there is a growing movement for separated bicycle facilities not just bike lanes but ones with a physical barrier offering true separation from automobile traffic. On the other hand, there is the idea of 
Mar. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Did You Know: Capital Bikeshare Offers Corporate Memberships
Did you know you, as an employer in Arlington County, you can offer your employees a Capital Bikeshare Membership at a discounted price? Keep reading for more information!
Feb. 27, 2015, ATP
- ART Bus Series: ART 42 (Ballston - Pentagon)
In our next ART bus series blog, check out the ART 42. It's a time and money saving option when it comes to travel in Arlington County. Have you been missing out?
Feb. 26, 2015, ATP
- Meet the Cast!
Feb. 26, 2015, BikeArlington
- Four Reasons to Bike in Arlington
Whether you're a bike pro or a novice, there are plenty of reasons why you should get out to explore Arlington County on two wheels. Here are our four top reasons to bike the County (commute or hobby).
Feb. 23, 2015, ATP
- Urban Village Highlight: Shirlington
Get off the Metro line and on to the bus to discover all Arlington County has to offer. Check out our latest Urban Village highlight of Shirlington!
Feb. 20, 2015, ATP
- How I Commute To Work: Keara
See how Keara Mehlert, Business Development Manager, gets to work every day when you check out our new series, How I Commute To Work.
Feb. 19, 2015, ATP
- Did You Know: Companies Benefit from Transportation Surveys
Did you know your company could benefit from a complimentary transportation survey? See how ATP can help!
Feb. 13, 2015, ATP