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- Mobility Lab Express #89 New look at bikeshare habits
Now wrapping up its second maintenance surge, SafeTrack is becoming more of the norm across the D.C. Metro as many people find alternate commutes to avoid crowds. In a recent episode of WAMU's podcast Metropocalypse, Melissa McMahon of Arlington County Commuter Services spoke about these temporary shifts in commuting behavior, and what they mean for the region.... Read more ;
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Jul. 1, 2016, Mobility Lab
- So Whats a Bus Bridge?
SafeTrack has really shaken up a lot of peoples commutes and were still in the early stages of the 10-month long rebuilding effort. If youve somehow managed to not see the SafeTrack surge maintenance schedule yet and how it will affect your commute, take a look: Each maintenance surge either severely hampers rail service on Read More
Jul. 1, 2016, ATP
- Let ART 41 Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART 41 connects the western portion of Columbia Pike with the Ballston, Clarendon and Courthouse neighborhoods. On weekends, take ART 41 to restaurants, movie theaters, farmer's markets and more!
Jun. 29, 2016, ART
- Virginians are diversifying travel habits, want more transportation options, state survey says
Commute survey also shows telework increasing, with potential for more Virginia is seeing several trends that offer encouragement to areas racked with congestion, according to the recently released 2015 Virginia Statewide Travel Study. Overall, between 2007 and 2015, use of transit increased by 33 percent, even though people didnt perceive that there was an increase in transit... Read more ;
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Jun. 29, 2016, Mobility Lab
- SafeTrack Surge 3 Starts July 5
The next SafeTrack surge to hit Arlington will start July 5 at 8PM (ending July 11) and will affect many commuters. While we all get one days grace on the Tuesday after the July 4th holiday, Wednesday could get nasty if youre not ready for the line segment shutdown between Braddock Road and National Airport. Read More
Jun. 29, 2016, ATP
- ART Bus Series: ART 55 (East Falls Church Lee Highway Rosslyn)
This post is part of a series highlighting the ART bus routes throughout Arlington County and how both residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the ART bus system. Other ART routes currently included in this series: ART 42, ART 43, ART 45, ART 51, ART 53, ART 62, ART 77, ART 87 The Read More
Jun. 28, 2016, ATP
- Biking in the Heat: Non-Pro Edition
For all those wondering, biking in the summer > biking in the winter, hands down. Dont get me wrong, I love biking in my Uggs, but nothing beats wearing a tank top and shorts and riding in the daylight for both the morning and the evening commutes. Im also one of those weird people who Read More
Jun. 27, 2016, ATP
- Let ART 87 Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART 87 runs every 30 minutes on weekends between Shirlington and Pentagon City. Learn more about the things you can do and see when you ride ART 87 on the weekend!
Jun. 24, 2016, ART
- Holiday Service on July 4 for Independence Day
ART will run holiday service on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Jun. 24, 2016, ART
- Forget the Motor (City), sightsee Detroit by bicycle
When I arrived at Wheelhouse Detroit to rent a bicycle, I explained to the people there that I like to tour any new city I visit by bike. Ironically, I was in town for the TU-Detroit auto-technology show, but bikes are by far the best way to quickly and enjoyably get a sense of the... Read more ;
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Jun. 24, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Champion of the Month: The Hilton Arlington & Towers
Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is proud to recognize The Hilton Arlington & Towers as Junes Champion of the Month. The hotel located in Ballston, is situated near a major transportation hub connecting Metrobus and ART buses with Metrorails Orange and Silver Lines. The hotels location makes it an ideal choice for visitors and guests to Read More
Jun. 23, 2016, ATP
- Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights?
Part 3 of a study of Capital Bikeshare GPS data This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Read part two, which examines infrastructure usage, and part one, which looks at trip distances and times.... Read more ;
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Jun. 23, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Columbus could set tone for the transportation system of the smart city
Its been a very good week for the state of Ohio. First, the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first-ever NBA title. Now Columbus is named the $50 million winner of the U.S. DOTs Smart City Challenge. This is an exciting development for a couple of reasons. First, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has uncovered a very visible way that... Read more ;
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Jun. 22, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Ridesharing 101: Ways to Share The Ride
With Metros SafeTrack program underway, many commuters have been looking for alternative options to avoid single tracking and additional delays. A great option for commuters to consider during the Metro disruptions is ridesharing however, many people might not realize that there are many different ways you can share the ride on your commute. Ridesharing Read More
Jun. 22, 2016, ATP
- Where and how do Capital Bikeshare riders use bike lanes?
Part 2 of a study of Capital Bikeshare GPS data This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Read part one, which examines general attributes of trips, here. As shown in the previous post, GPS... Read more ;
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Jun. 22, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Let ART 55 Be Your Weekend Ride!
Let ART 55 be your weekend ride to shops, restaurants, parks and more! ART 55 travels down Lee Highway between the East Falls Church and Rosslyn Metro stations. Weekend service runs every 20 minutes during the day Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.
Jun. 21, 2016, ART
- Bikeshare GPS insights highlight stark differences across types of trips
A sample of Capital Bikeshare GPS trip data offers a unique look into rider behaviors This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Most bikeshare programs generate a wealth of data about their tripswhere they... Read more ;
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Jun. 21, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Congratulations Arlington Public School Champions
As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, Arlington Transportation Partners would like to recognize the excellence achieved throughout the school year by Arlington Public Schools Champions congratulations to all of you! This years 15 Champions promoted transportation options, hosted ATP at staff events and participated in biking, walking, transit and carpooling events. Read More
Jun. 21, 2016, ATP
- In Carson City, street changes mark shifting priorities
Small cities face big obstacles to expanding transportation options Editors note: This is part four of our summer Transpo(nation) series, as Andrew bicycles across the U.S. to report on transportation demand issues. The first three parts featured at San Francisco, Davis, and Boulder. After climbing the Sierra Nevada and surviving Carson Pass, I got to revel in... Read more ;
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Jun. 20, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Let ART 45 Be Your Weekend Ride!
The ART 45 route runs every 30 minutes on weekends between Columbia Pike and Rosslyn, stopping at Courthouse along the way. Find out some of the places you can visit and things to do when you ride ART 45 on the weekend.
Jun. 17, 2016, ART
- SafeTrack Visitors Guide: Getting Around Without Metro
Visiting Arlington County and Washington, DC means leaving the car behind, and exploring the area as the locals do biking, walking and transit. This is especially important during SafeTrack surges that happen during your visit. Visitors are welcome to ride Metrorail, but should expect longer ride times and potential segment shutdowns. This guide aims Read More
Jun. 16, 2016, ATP
- Two keys to how autonomous vehicles could ease congestion
Autonomous vehicles could soon lead us down the road so efficiently that they reduce traffic gridlock and air pollution while saving lives and money on infrastructure projects. On the other hand, people could be attracted to riding in self-driving cars more often, making our highways even more crowded. Autonomous vehicles could also generate more trips... Read more ;
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Jun. 16, 2016, Mobility Lab
- SafeTrack's Early Surge: Cycling!
With the predictions of snarled traffic and jammed trains, one of the big questions about the effects of Metro's SafeTrack campaign is starting to be answered: Would people take to biking to avoid the rail system?
Jun. 16, 2016, BikeArlington
- Mobility Lab Express #88 Making a bike capital
The first "surge" of the WMATA SafeTrack maintenance program wraps up at the end of this week as track work shifts to a new section of the D.C. Metro system. And while it may be difficult to draw conclusions about changing commute habits over such a short period of time, initial numbers suggest that some... Read more ;
Jun. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab
- SafeTrack: What Surge 2 Means for Your Commute
SafeTrack Surge 1 is two days away from completion and SafeTrack Surge 2 starts soon after, running June 18-July 3. If youre traveling through or to Arlington, your commute may change depending on your destination. While the majority of the work for the second maintenance surge will take place in DC, a segment is also Read More
Jun. 14, 2016, ATP
- Temporary ART 43 Schedule Adds Mid-day, Evening & Weekend Service -- Effective June 18
Starting Saturday, June 18, 2016, ART 43 will provide service seven days a week, including weekday mid-day, evening and weekend service. The additional service will be temporary to provide a bus alternative for those traveling between Crystal City and points south and the Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations during Metrorail's SafeTrack maintenance project.
Jun. 12, 2016, ART
- SafeTrack is Here
This post was originally published on Arlington Chamber of Commerce. On Saturday, June 4, Metro started its year-long initiative to address safety and repair issues for the Metrorail system. The repair work will be spread across 15 separate Safety Surges of intensive maintenance and repairs with the goal of compressing three years of work into Read More
Jun. 8, 2016, ATP
- Where can you find yoga classes, pop-up protected bike lanes, AND a bounce house set up in the middle of the street?
Jun. 8, 2016, BikeArlington
- Let ART 42 Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART 42 runs every 35 minutes on weekends between Ballston and Pentagon City. Along the way, the route travels through Clarendon and along Columbia Pike. Learn about some of the places you can visit and things to do when you ride ART 42 on the weekend.
Jun. 6, 2016, ART
- Learn about Arlington's Transit Future -- Open Houses June 7 & 9
Final recommendations for Arlington's Transit Development Plan (TDP) have been sent to the County Board for their review. It is anticipated that the Board will consider the TDP for approval at their July Board Meeting. Prior to the meeting, there will be several opportunities for members of the community to learn more about the TDP recommendations, as well as opportunities for providing comments to the Board. Open house will be held on both June 7 and 9 for community members to attend.
Jun. 4, 2016, ART
- Let ART Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART provides weekend service on ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87. Let ART be your weekend ride to restaurants, shops, park, movies and more! Learn more about where ART can take you.
Jun. 3, 2016, ART