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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

Best stories of the week for Arlington County and Transportation.

September 19, 2014, 9:36 AM ATP

2014 Healthiest Companies in Arlington County

5 organizations with offices or properties in Arlington are among 50 finalists that will be recognized today at Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers Awards and Workplace Wellness Expo, hosted by the Washington Business Journal and United Healthcare.

September 18, 2014, 1:27 PM ATP

Millennials Sticking With Transit, Boomers Sticking With Cars

It seems that, when it comes to making our transportation choices, as we age, we are most likely to rebel against the ways we traveled in our youth. These are among the findings by TransitCenter in Who’s On Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey. There is evidence that Millennials grew up in their early years under []

September 18, 2014, 4:00 AM Mobility Lab

Demand for Mixed-Use Housing Could Drive Transit Growth

Transportation choice in America is largely a product of where one lives, which is both directly and indirectly dependent upon core values and attitudes. This is a major finding in TransitCenter’s Who's on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey, and it supports the idea that transportation and land use are inextricably linked. While there is a high []

September 18, 2014, 4:00 AM Mobility Lab

Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

Americans took a record 10.7 billion rides on U.S. transit systems in 2013. Who exactly were these riders, and why did they choose public transit over other options? A major report released today offers the latest and most comprehensive answers to this question of “changing attitudes … propelling recent ridership increases.” In Who’s On Board: []

September 18, 2014, 4:00 AM Mobility Lab

Strong Messages Needed to Influence America’s Six “Transportation Types”

America has six “transportation types,” according to a new study by TransitCenter, and these six common attitudes should inspire more creativity for communicators and marketers aiming to help increase ridership on public transportation. You can see the six different types in the chart to the right. Two types are not worth focusing on at all. []

September 18, 2014, 4:00 AM Mobility Lab

Businesses Can Play Key Role in Boosting Public Transportation Ridership

People who are offered transit benefits from an employer use them. At Arlington Transportation Partners, we spend a lot of time building relationships with Arlington County, Virginia employers, educating them about the many transportation benefits they could be offering. Do they have a Capital Bikeshare station across the street from their office? We pitch Capital []

September 18, 2014, 4:00 AM Mobility Lab

ART introduces 'New' ART Route 92!

ART 92 begins Monday, October 6, operating between Pentagon and Crystal City.

September 18, 2014, 12:00 AM ART

Champion of the Month: A-SPAN

Recognizing Silver Level Champion, A-SPAN, as ATP's Champion of the Month for September 2014. Well done and well deserved!

September 16, 2014, 3:05 PM ATP

Mobility Lab Express #46 – September 15, 2014

One of our newest contributors, Jeremy Holmes, recently wrote about what it means for a place to have a 'bike culture.' Mobility Lab Express #45 – September 1, 2014 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: Scoring Your Commute: Driving Can Be a Very Poor Choice RESEARCH: As D.C. Ages, Inclusive Transportation Options Needed ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: Suburbanites []

September 15, 2014, 11:09 AM Mobility Lab

New Shared-Space Residential Project Made Possible by Arlington's Tech, Transit

A new shared-space residential project by Vornado and WeWork, approved in July by the county board, will be Arlington, Virginia's first micro-unit project, and could be priced affordably. The Crystal City project will be a temporary revamp of the vacant Crystal Plaza 6 office building at 2221 South Clark Street, which is scheduled to be []

September 12, 2014, 10:19 AM Mobility Lab

Proposals to 'Trick Out Your Trip' Due Soon

How do you feel when you get to the bus stop? You say to yourself, 'Where is this bus? When will it be here? Why am I standing so close to huge metal-box cars flying past me at the speed of light? Where is the shade?' Or how about the subway platform? 'Is the next-train-arrival []

September 10, 2014, 5:00 PM Mobility Lab

How to Get to Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa – 2014

Crystal City’s signature wine and food tasting event, Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa, boasts the region’s largest inside the beltway, outdoor wine festival. Sip and Salsa brings delicious wines from Spain, Portugal and Argentina together with food tastes from restaurants in Crystal City and the region.

There are many convenient car free transit options to get you Sip and Salsa, without the hassle and cost of driving and parking. This video shows you how. (video)

September 10, 2014, 11:15 AM Car-Free Diet

As D.C. Ages, Inclusive Transportation Options Needed

There are several ways Washington D.C. has failed to maximize inclusive mobility options for older adults and seniors. And a new report from the Coalition for Smarter Growth, details solutions that can help the city become more age-friendly. Older adults make up 11 percent of the District’s population. Baby boomers, the oldest of whom are []

September 9, 2014, 4:08 PM Mobility Lab

Companies Using Games to Promote Active Employee Transportation

Gamification will have a significant impact on mobility, traffic, and transportation. Games engage and involve people, and contestants solve problems and learn while playing. Apply the game principle to the field of transportation and the opportunity arises to work on hard-to-change habits such as the daily commute or texting while driving. One of the very []

September 9, 2014, 1:58 PM Mobility Lab

WalkArlington Looks into the Crystal Ball

After three months of polling, the results are in. Without further ado, WalkArlington is pleased to announce the first Walkabout route to be updated…

September 9, 2014, 12:00 PM WalkArlington

Try Transit Week: September 15-19

Take the pledge and Try Transit the week of September 15-19, 2014. You could win a $50 SmarTrip card!

September 3, 2014, 1:47 PM ATP

Have You Tried Metroway Yet?

Metroway launched this week and offers customers a convenient travel option between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metrorail stations. Get the scoop on how it can improve your commute!

August 26, 2014, 2:45 PM ATP

Arlington Hispanic Community Getting Party Started with Capital Bikeshare Fiesta

Arlington County launched a special event series called “Capital Bikeshare Fiesta” to reach the flourishing Hispanic community.

Arlington County lanzó una serie de eventos llamados 'Capital Bikeshare Fiesta' dirigidos a la creciente comunidad hispana.

August 26, 2014, 8:00 AM Car-Free Diet

How to get to the Rosslyn Jazz Festival – 2014

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District will host the 24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 6, from 1pm - 7pm, at Gateway Park. The Car-Free Diet gang will be there to provide walking, biking and transit information, plus you could win some great prizes.

The streets around Gateway Park will be closed from 7am - 8pm the day of the festival so why not consider taking transit or bicycling to the Festival this year? This video shows you how. It's always better to know before you go! (video)

August 25, 2014, 10:45 AM Car-Free Diet

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