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Transportation Agencies: Focus Less on Telework

When I first moved to Washington D.C., I shared an apartment with a graduate-school classmate and her husband. Every Wednesday, he would leave for his job and I would leave for mine, but she would stay behind, and start work by sitting down on the couch and remotely logging in to her office computer. There []

November 24, 2014, 1:37 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 17-21)

Big news in Arlington County this week - did you miss it? Keep reading to see what you missed in Arlington and around the world in transportation.

November 21, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

How to Get to Arlington Memorials Using Public Transportation: Arlington National Cemetery

Need to know how to get to Arlington National Cemetery using public transportation? Keep reading - your options include metro, bus and walking!

November 20, 2014, 11:48 AM ATP

San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes

Over the past few months, Washington D.C. and New York City have each passed laws for employee commuter benefits, and Honolulu and Kansas City are considering it. So why the growing interest? Probably partly because these cities have seen how, in San Francisco, there has been an increase in the use of sustainable commuting modes []

November 19, 2014, 2:39 PM Mobility Lab

How to Get to Arlington Memorials Using Public Transportation: Iwo Jima Memorial

Visit Iwo Jima Memorial and get there using public transportation. Metro, bus or Capital Bikeshare - you have plenty of great options!

November 19, 2014, 11:56 AM ATP

Mobility Lab Express #50 – November 15, 2014

Now 50 issues and 2 years into Mobility Lab Express, we have lots to give thanks for, including: You: We started the Express e-newsletter with a list of a couple thousand people in our network. We now have triple that number of subscribers with about 30 new ones each week (and almost never any unsubscribes). Mobility Lab Express #50 – []

November 19, 2014, 11:48 AM Mobility Lab

November 20 Open House to Discuss Wilson Boulevard Transportation Improvements

Learn about and share feedback at the Wilson Boulevard Transportation Improvements open house on Thursday.

November 19, 2014, 8:25 AM WalkArlington

The Federal Government is Making Your Commute Worse

There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated with the gridlocked federal government, but when it comes to transportation, this headline probably hits home the hardest. And it is the primary claim of a report released today, Subsidizing Congestion, by TransitCenter and The Frontier Group that describes the numerous ways in which a relatively []

November 18, 2014, 11:03 AM Mobility Lab

Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option

City bikeshare programs are ballooning across the country with a fairly simple concept - docked bikes that can be rented via credit card at the docking site or through an annual membership plan. Can this model be improved? Social Bicycles (SoBi) certainly thinks so. Patrick Hoffman, product manager for New York-based SoBi, said the idea []

November 17, 2014, 1:50 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 10-14)

With Tuesday being a federal holiday, many of us had a weird schedule this week. Check out our weekly link recap below to make sure you didn’t miss anything!

November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

Three New, Larger STAR Vehicles

STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents, is putting three new, larger vehicles into service beginning Monday, November 17.

November 14, 2014, 12:00 AM ART

D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future

One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track – a massive number considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. Darren Buck, the head of the Washington D.C. Department of []

November 13, 2014, 4:02 PM Mobility Lab

Ridesharing vs. Uber, Lyft, etc.: What’s The Difference?

Ridesharing and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft provide great options for getting around - however, did you know they are two very different modes of transportation?

November 13, 2014, 12:00 AM ATP

New Regional Study Details How Commuters Get To and From Arlington

What proportion of commuters to and from Arlington regularly drive alone, bike, walk, take transit, carpool or vanpool, or telework? The high-level answer to that question is that, of the 131,300 employed Arlington residents, about 53.3 percent who commute from a home in Arlington usually drive alone, while about 55.3 percent of the 180,300 people []

November 12, 2014, 3:26 PM Mobility Lab

Regional State of the Commute Survey 2013, Arlington Analysis

Every three years, Commuter Connections, the regional transportation demand management (TDM) program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, commissions a survey of workers in the Washington, DC region in order to understand commute behavior, commute satisfaction, and awareness of TDM programs. In addition to the results that Commuter Connections publishes for the region, Mobility []

November 12, 2014, 11:00 AM Mobility Lab

Transit is a Commonality of Booming, Vibrant Cities

The smartest move for real-estate developers is to continue investing in cities that have many transportation options available to their potential tenants. And growing cities need to embrace transit-oriented development to remain competitive. Those are the findings of a recent report that explores 10 major cities (Mexico City, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Washington D.C., Miami, []

November 10, 2014, 3:58 PM Mobility Lab

FAQ: SmarTrip® 101

All your SmarTrip card questions have been answered - check out our new FAQ!

November 10, 2014, 10:45 AM ATP

Help Improve Transit Options Between D.C. and Richmond

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will be holding a public scoping meeting on November 13 to help shape the Washington D.C. to Richmond High Speed Rail plan.

November 7, 2014, 5:00 PM ART

The Who, What, When, Where, Whys of CarFreeAtoZ

As part of its Transit Tech Initiative, Arlington County is beta launching CarFreeAtoZ, an online resource for travelers in Arlington and the greater Washington region. What is CarFreeAtoZ? It’s the Washington D.C. region's first multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool. Bike to metro to walk on your way to work? Sick of driving your car []

November 7, 2014, 3:23 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 3-7)

Did you miss major transportation news because of the elections? We got you covered.

November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

News Headlines
No Metrorail track work Thanksgiving weekend

November 21, 2014, WMATA

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-Run in Prince George's

November 24, 2014, NBC Washington

Fairfax Board approves major Tysons development

November 23, 2014, FABB

Ex-Transportation chief: US roads and bridges 'on life support'

Rebecca Shabad, November 23, 2014, The Hill

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