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.
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- Champions Countdown Spotlight: Ashoka
Looking to attract Millennials to your business? See how Ashoka, Silver Level Champion, is doing just that! ps. Just 2 days left before 2014 Champions Ceremony!
Jan. 26, 2015, ATP
- 3 Lessons Working for the Newspaper Teaches About Transportation Choice
I came to the transportation demand management (TDM) industry after an eight-year stint with the local daily newspaper, working as a marketing analyst in the circulation department. My time there corresponded with massive changes in the newspaper industry brought on by new ways of delivering information, by skyrocketing fuel costs that drove up delivery expenses, 
Jan. 26, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Celebrating Champions & SRA International, a Champions Role Model
It's official - 4 days to go! See why we're calling SRA International a Champions role model.
Jan. 23, 2015, ATP
- Filling Your Buildings Carpool and Vanpool Parking Spaces
Did you know that 'pools often receive benefits like designated parking spaces? See what else you're missing out on and how ATP can help your building fill those empty spots!
Jan. 23, 2015, ATP
- More Jobs Created Through Public Transportation Than Roads
A large number of people across the country live in neighborhoods with very poor transit options, and many of them dont have incomes generous enough to support car ownership. How does someone manage to find a job and continue to arrive on time to work in this situation? Many advocates have suggested that car-ownership assistance 
Jan. 22, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Champions Countdown with Crystal City BID
Find out how the Crystal City BID works with ATP to help make Crystal City a multi-modal destination for employees, residents and visitors! PS. Champions Ceremony in just 1 week!
Jan. 21, 2015, ATP
- 7 Apps Public Transportation Users Need Now
In days gone by, those who used public transit were at the mercy of the drivers or train operators, traffic, and fate. Sure, there were schedules, and you could read the daily newspaper or a paperback while you hoped, waited, and wished for your bus to show up, but thats about it. Enter mobile applications 
Jan. 21, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Celebrating More Champions - 8 Days to Go
We are officially 8 days away from our Champions Ceremony. See how Platinum Level Champion, GMU, handles transportation demand for their faculty, students, staff and visitors!
Jan. 20, 2015, ATP
- Fully Driverless Cars Will Be Ready in 2060, Report Finds
The impact of autonomous driverless vehicles is still a ways in the future, according to projections made in a new report by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI). As for autonomous vehicles' impacts on traffic congestion, automobile accidents, and car ownership, the VTPI report projects that driverless vehicles will have 
Jan. 16, 2015, Mobility Lab
- ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (January 12-16)
Click through and read this week's top news. Lots of it - some good, some bad and some even, ugly.
Jan. 16, 2015, ATP
- Mobility Lab Express #54 January 15, 2015
Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason University's Arlington, Virginia campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. Mobility Lab Express #54 January 15, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: 'Best Conference Ever:' TransportationCamp's Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees TRANSIT TECH: Smaller Communities Explore Health, Public Transportation Connections POLICY: DOT's Chief Data Officer Looks for 
Jan. 15, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Arlingtonians Can Now Pay Cash for Capital Bikeshare Membership
The new year is seeing a new way for Arlington County residents to obtain Capital Bikeshare memberships: with cash. The pilot program, called Arlington Resident Cash Membership, begins this week. It is intended to bring the membership service to the unbanked residents of the county. Despite Capital Bikeshare's huge success it routinely competes with New Yorks 
Jan. 15, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Champions Ceremony Countdown: 13 days
Less than 2 weeks away from our big Champions event. Find out which Champion's executive staff bikes to the office regularly. #WalkTheWalk
Jan. 15, 2015, ATP
- Arlington Residents Can Pay With Cash for Capital Bikeshare
Arlington County has developed a solution for its residents to pay with cash for a bikeshare membership and usage fees -- likely the first of its kind in North America. Arlington will vouch for its residents, so that they don’t need to provide a credit or debit card.
Jan. 15, 2015, BikeArlington
- Best Conference Ever: TransportationCamp's Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees
Its 10 a.m. on Saturday and the TransportationCamp emcee chirpily asks participants all 425 of them to introduce themselves and then say three words about anything. The emcee said it wouldnt take too long, but I was skeptical. In fact, I was skeptical about a lot of things. This was my first TransportationCamp 
Jan. 14, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Did You Know? ATP makes Site Plan Requirements Easy
See how ATP makes site plan requirements easy for commercial properties. Just 1 of our many services we can offer employers, residential communities and commercial properties!
Jan. 14, 2015, ATP
- Even More Champions: 15 days to go
15 days to go - get the inside scoop on how Virginia Hospital Center is rocking it out as a Gold Champion! Hint: It involves free bus rides on select ART routes.
Jan. 13, 2015, ATP
- TransportationCamp Provides a Twist on the Usual Academic Conference
Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason Universitys Arlington campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. The unconference which occurs in other cities but also in Arlington just before the National Academies Transportation Research Board January conference in Washington D.C. requires the participants to show up that day with session topics in 
Jan. 13, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Providing a Leg Up to Low-Income Americans with Rideshare, Carshare, and Bikeshare
The past decade has seen an explosion in shared-use mobility. Bikeshare, carshare, and rideshare services have become welcome transportation options for Americans. They are even leading people to rethink the need for car ownership altogether. But how well do these new services connect low-income Americans with jobs and opportunities? They could do better, according to 
Jan. 12, 2015, Mobility Lab
- ART Bus Series: ART 62 (Court House Metro - Lorcom Lane - Ballston Metro)
Hop on the ART 62 and explore Arlington as you check out Pinky's Fun Picks. You won't regret it!
Jan. 12, 2015, ATP