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
- How Active Transportation Can Improve Your Day
It’s not about the time it takes to commute. It’s about how you choose to spend your time.
Here are three examples of how a new commute could brighten up your day by changing how you spend your time.
Oct. 8, 2015, ATP
- BID Highlight: Rosslyn
The Rosslyn BID has helped turn the urban village into a desirable business hub, with plans to bring even more residents and visitors to its streets. See what the BID has in store for Rosslyn and how they've been a vital part of Rosslyn's transformation.
Oct. 8, 2015, ATP
- Biggest Transportation Innovation? People Reclaiming Their Streets
American cities are adding bus and bike lanes, implementing bikeshare systems, and creating public plazas and miniature parks at a rapid pace. Urban streets, long the domain of automobiles, are increasingly being reclaimed by and for the people, a change that amounts to the biggest transportation innovation in recent years, according to a new report 
Oct. 7, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Cold Weather Tips for Your Commute
Winter is coming, but don't let that stop you from enjoying active transportation!
Oct. 6, 2015, ATP
- Ride-Hailing Services Present Major Gap in Access for People with Disabilities in the D.C. Area
Many regions like the Washington, D.C., area are fortunately and rapidly adding a multitude of transportation options, especially in the realms of on-demand mobility and ride-hailing. In August, Arlington Transportation Partners set out to highlight this variety of modes and options in the District through a creative commute race from Petworth to ATPs 
Oct. 5, 2015, Mobility Lab
- 12 Easy Tips to Help Local Governments Improve Transportation Options
Self-reflection can yield some truly beneficial results for public agencies: whats behind your success? What could you be doing more effectively? Two years ago, Arlington, Virginias Department of Environmental Services, the countys second largest department, sought to get a handle on its many programs and nearly 1,000 employees and contractors by understanding those 
Oct. 2, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Additional Information about the Proposed ART 55 Route
In response to questions and feedback about the proposed ART 55 route, Arlington Transit has put together a frequently asked questions document that provides information about the route, proposed service, transfer options and the ability to handle passenger loads.
Oct. 1, 2015, ART
- The Stories of Why People Bike
Everything youve heard about biking is true. It makes you happier, healthier and saves you time. Plus, it is good for the economy and the environment. And in the bike advocacy world, we talk about those benefits a lot. But if you are like most folks, a single statistic is not why you started riding 
Oct. 1, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #71 - October 1, 2015
This week, the Shared Use Mobility Summit took place in Chicago, casting light on the rapid growth of shared and on-demand transportation services available in cities. Transportation leaders came together from the public and private sectors to discuss new trends and how companies and agencies can better work together to foster collaboration and innovation. With better 
Oct. 1, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Secrets of Arlington - October Community Ride Series
Psssst, wanna know a secret?
Riding a bike is a great way to get around!
Okay, maybe you knew that already, but on our Secrets of Arlington rides, we'll open your eyes to a whole new side of one of Arlington's signature neighborhoods. There's just one thing about these Secrets...tell everyone to come and ride along with you!
Oct. 1, 2015, BikeArlington
- Hike It, Bike It, You'll Like It! Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day on October 7
Every October, International Walk and Bike to School Day encourages students from all over the globe to walk and bike to school. Join Arlington Public Schools, WalkArlington, and BikeArlington on Wednesday, October 7 for Walk and Bike to School Day 2015.
Sep. 29, 2015, WalkArlington
- Happy 5th Birthday Capital Bikeshare!
And to celebrate, we had a Scavenger Hunt!
Sep. 29, 2015, BikeArlington
- Another Successful Stuff-a-Bus Event!
The Stuff-a-Bus events this month were a huge success with a grand total of 10,818 pounds of food collected.
Sep. 28, 2015, ART
- Carsharing Growing Around the World with More User-Friendly Options
Carsharing, which is projected in a new report to grow globally by about sixfold by 2024, is beginning to look like a reliable transportation option in places like the Washington D.C. region and beyond. The U.S. has fewer cities than Europe with comprehensive public transit services, which is usually but not always a 
Sep. 28, 2015, Mobility Lab
- ART 41, 42 & 77 Bus Stop Closures on Sept 26 for Clarendon Day
Due to road closures along Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Blvd. and N. Highland Street on Saturday, September 26, for the Clarendon Day Race and Festival, some ART 41, 42 and 77 bus stops in Clarendon and Courthouse will not be in service.
Sep. 25, 2015, ART
- Pope Visit Highlights an Overlooked Option: Teleworking
In the weeks ahead of Pope Francis visit to Washington, D.C., transportation agencies predicted three days of dire traffic and crowds flooding the District comparable to those from a presidential inauguration. However, as the schedule of events played out, many residents were pleasantly surprised to see empty streets, light traffic, and significantly smaller crowds 
Sep. 25, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Best New Amenity for Office Buildings? Free Bike Tune Ups
Looking for an easy way to engage tenants and promote sustainable transportation options at your property? Consider offering free onsite bike tune ups to employees who already bike to work or are thinking of switching to two wheels for their commute.
Sep. 24, 2015, ATP
- Through Open Data, Taxis Can Be a Platform for Innovation
Theres no denying transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft have changed for-hire transportation forever. Now, in Montgomery County, Maryland, the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country, there has been a dire need to adapt taxi regulations in the face of the rapidly changing industry. While these transportation network companies (TNCs) are valuable options, 
Sep. 23, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Today is Car Free Day
Ready to try commuting without a car? Car Free Day is today and it's the perfect time to try a different commute - rail, bike, bus, telework or 'pool. There's an option for everyone.
Sep. 22, 2015, ATP
- Try Transit Week September 21-25
There are tons of great reasons to try transit, but the Pope's visit this week gives you a BIG reason. See what we suggest.
Sep. 21, 2015, ATP
- Did You Know? ATP Partners with Local Businesses
Did you know, we couldn't do all that we do, without the help of a few local partners? We want to say thank you, but also work with YOUR local business to better Arlington County.
Sep. 18, 2015, ATP
- ART Proposes Taking Over Portion of Metrobus 3A Route
Arlington Transit has proposed taking over a portion of the Metrobus 3A route.
Sep. 17, 2015, ART
- Bus Bunching Being Solved in D.C. Thanks to Low-Cost Technology
Bus bunching is one of the biggest problems that city transportation networks face. It's when buses due to traffic, delays in loading and unloading passengers, or variations in driver speed cause other buses from the same route to be unevenly spaced. Instead of arriving every 10 minutes, multiple buses from the same route 
Sep. 17, 2015, Mobility Lab
- How I Commute To Work: Wendy
Because sometimes your commute entails a walk down the hall. This is how teleworking can work for you, your team and your business.
Sep. 17, 2015, ATP
- Metro Helping Blind People Better Navigate D.C. Transit
Transit agencies have an opportunity to follow the cutting-edge initiatives for the blind that have already been introduced in places like retail outlets Macys and American Eagle, and most Major League Baseball ballparks. With a grant from ClickandGo Wayfinding, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) are harnessing the 
Sep. 17, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Thank You for Making Stuff-a-Bus a Success!
A grand total of 8,166 pounds of food was collected at the Stuff-a-Bus events held this past weekend!
Sep. 16, 2015, ART
- Champion of the Month: E.G. Reinsch Companies
Find out why September's Champion of the Month is not only well deserved, but also serves as a great example for other Arlington County residential communities.
Sep. 16, 2015, ATP
- Car Free Day is in One Week
This year for Car Free Day, join a team to let everyone know how you'll go car free or car-lite on September 22!
Sep. 15, 2015, ATP
- Do You Have an Emergency Commute Plan?
September is National Preparedness Month. Do you know what you would do in the event of an emergency? How would you get home if you couldn't drive?
Sep. 10, 2015, ATP
- Help Stuff an ART Bus Full of Food Donations!
Arlington Transit is partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to fill an ART bus full of food donations.
Sep. 9, 2015, ART