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
- Mobility Lab Joins With Blumenauer, LaHood in Calling for Transportation Revenue
Just over a month ago, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made news as the keynote speaker at a Mobility Lab event by proclaiming that the time was right for an increase to the national gasoline tax. At least some members of Congress agree. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) this week introduced a bill designed to 
December 6, 2013, 5:20 PM Mobility Lab
- Audio: How Transportation Agencies Can Do More With Less
Here is my latest airing on Transportation Radio, which features Mobility Lab and the work its doing to research and publicize Arlington County, Virginias cutting-edge transportation programs. Paul Mackie, Mobility Labs communications director, discusses the possibilities for transportation agencies nationwide to do more with less funding (which seems to now be a permanent state 
December 6, 2013, 12:46 PM Mobility Lab
- This Video Tells You Why You Should Attend TransportationCamp
Chris Hamilton, bureau chief of Arlington County Commuter Services, says TransportationCamp is 'so exciting because it's this convergence of urbanists, people interested in transportation, and people who do technology for a living all coming together to make cities more livable by providing new tools for people to get around.' OpenPlan's Frank Hebbert, the event's moderator, 
December 5, 2013, 5:30 PM Mobility Lab
- Take a Break from the Hustle and Bustle of the Holidays with a Winter Wonderland Walkabout
Join us for a Winter Wonderland Walkabout and celebrate the season on foot!
December 5, 2013, 6:00 AM WalkArlington
- New Fatality Data Shows Transportation Spending Doesn't Match Transportation Reality
The release of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) annual report on traffic fatalities made the news last week for one significant reason: for the first time since 2005, the number of people killed on U.S. roads increased - up 3.3 percent from 2011. What does this mean for those of us who walk or bike 
December 4, 2013, 12:38 PM Mobility Lab
- The Best of Transportation TED Talks: Part 2
TED Talks is a clearinghouse of informative and inspirational short lectures from the leading thinkers of our age. In case you didnt know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design (its creator was himself an architect and graphic designer). With more than 1,500 TED Talks available online (not including Mobility Labs own mini-TED Talks we hosted recently for Young 
December 4, 2013, 11:07 AM Mobility Lab
- Overheard on Transit: 30 Days of Eavesdropping
Riding the bus, train, or metro isn't exactly a communal experience but, unlike driving, isn't a solitary one either. Even if you're commuting alone, you're never really alone. Overheard conversations by one's fellow passengers can be one of the mildly voyeuristic satisfactions of public transit. A snippet of conversation is a brief glimpse into another 
December 4, 2013, 9:58 AM Mobility Lab
- The Value Of Time During Your Commute
Time is an important factor when it comes to employees' commutes, in terms of both length of time and how time is spent on the way to work. While many people would prefer a shorter commute, how one spends their time commuting can also have an significant impact on the rest of one's workday.
December 4, 2013, 9:42 AM ATP
- Calling All Nerds! Our Transportation Techies Group is Launching
Calling all nerds! Are you a programmer who loves open data, data visualizations, and mapping? Can you use your skills to help people find healthy, efficient, and sustainable transportation options? Mobility Lab has launched a Meetup group to nurture innovations in transportation. The Transportation Techies group is building a community of technology experts who love 
December 2, 2013, 4:24 PM Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #27 December 1, 2013
Mobility Lab Express #27 December 1, 2013 (PDF) I'm constantly on the look-out for the perfect, magical app that will help me get from place to place.
December 2, 2013, 1:53 PM Mobility Lab
- Are You Aware Of Potential Transit Benefit Changes?
Do you receive a transit commuter benefit through your employer to use on Metro, bus, vanpools, or other transit options? Your pre-tax or subsidized benefit could change significantly come January 1st, 2014 if Congress fails to enact new legislation that would maintain the current maximum monthly amount at $245.
November 27, 2013, 10:29 AM ATP
- Why Not Have a Walking Meeting? Heres How
I was one of about 1,500 people to attend the inaugural SXSW V2V hosted at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada back in August. V2V which stands for a bunch of things, including Visionaries to Vegas, Vision to Venture, Voice to Voice, and Venture to Vegas -¬ was all about learning the skills, 
November 26, 2013, 1:43 PM Mobility Lab
- Transportation Costs Not Considered Enough in Housing Decisions
The 2010 Census shows that the D.C. metropolitan region has the highest median income in the country, at more than $84,000. In fact, a popular Wall Street Journal article recently touted the 'New Gilded Age' of the nation's capital. So it is perhaps not surprising that no one seems too eager to talk about affordable 
November 25, 2013, 3:40 PM Mobility Lab
- Adding Bike Amenities To Increase Marketability
As part of their plan to attract tenants in a competitive residential market, the Park Georgetown Apartments in Rosslyn will be converting the complex's unused basements into new bike storage facilities! With it's convenient location and access to bike trails in the county, there is growing demand among residents for easy and secure bike storage. As Arlington and DC becomes more bike-friendly, these are becoming highly sought after amenities in multi-family residential properties in the region.
November 25, 2013, 9:29 AM ATP
- Walk Arlington, Shop Arlington, Celebrate Arlington
Spare yourself the ordeal of overall seasonal stress, use two feet instead of four wheels to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list, right here in Arlington.
November 19, 2013, 12:00 PM WalkArlington
- Take Advantage Of Open Enrollment!
Get the word out to your employees today and encourage them to take advantage of your company’s commuter programs! Remember, ATP is your transportation and commuting expert for employee events!
November 14, 2013, 11:00 AM ATP
- More Bicycle Friendly Businesses In Arlington!
Six Arlington businesses, properties, and organizations were announced today as new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) by the League of American Bicyclists! They join 19 other companies in the county that have been nationally recognized for their efforts to encourage a more bike-friendly environment at the workplace.
November 7, 2013, 11:54 AM ATP
- 3 Ways To Incorporate Employee Health Into Your Companys Culture
The health of employees can have a significant impact on an organization’s bottom line, and more companies are looking for ways to incorporate wellness at the workplace and through their employee benefit programs. In addition to reducing health care costs, a wellness program can reduce absenteeism, improve productivity, and boost employee morale at the office. Check out these three ways your company can promote and support healthy lifestyles among employees and make wellness a permanent part of your organization’s culture.
November 5, 2013, 10:37 AM ATP
- Car-Free Diet Shop Talk - Synergy Health & Fitness
Hear what John Johnson, Owner of Synergy Health & Fitness, has to say about being a Car-Free Diet Partner. (video)
November 4, 2013, 3:30 PM Car-Free Diet
- Fall Back, Be A PAL
With the Daylight Saving Time change, winter days get shorter, and the nights get longer, we all still have to go about our business. That means we’ll be walking, biking and driving in the dark more often, so it’s very important to be a PAL when you’re getting around Arlington after sunset. Being visible is a crucial part of being Predictable, Alert, and Lawful.
November 1, 2013, 6:00 AM BikeArlington