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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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Bike-Walk Funding Facing Bumpy Road, Secretary Foxx Says

Bicycling is an important part of the U.S. transportation ecosystem of the future. That was the message U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx offered today as part of a National Press Club speech on the many transportation challenges faced by our partisan-gridlocked country. “True confession: I have been trying for an entire year to figure out []

July 21, 2014, 4:20 PM Mobility Lab

U.S. Government Should Improve Its Trip Data

This article was originally published by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. There are two major surveys that are a tremendous help to bicycle and pedestrian advocates in better understanding the progress for our cause. They are great, yet they still could be much improved. The American Community Survey (ACS), which is performed every year []

July 18, 2014, 11:00 AM Mobility Lab

Tips for Effective Transportation Blogging

This article was also published by Greater Greater Washington. Begin with your most important point. Use short sentences and clear, non-jargony language. Remember your end goal. These were among the tips BeyondDC creator and Greater Greater Washington (GGW) blogger Dan Malouff imparted at this week's Lunch at the Lab. Malouff discussed effective blogging and how to get published by websites such []

July 16, 2014, 12:09 PM Mobility Lab

5 Ways DC's Metro Beats NY's Subway

New York City's Subway system, run by the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the largest rapid transit system in the United States. With service 24 hours per day and an extensive network of 421 stations, virtually all of Manhattan and most of the outer boroughs are within a quick walk of the system – which, despite its name, []

July 15, 2014, 4:03 PM Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #42 – July 15, 2014

Yes, Virginia Interstate 66 is a mess. Commuters are right to decry the congestion along this stretch of interstate, where travel times from Northern Virginia into D.C. are the longest in the region. Mobility Lab Express #42 – July 15, 2014 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: Demand-side Transportation Strategies Are Secret to Arlington's Success RESEARCH: []

July 15, 2014, 2:00 PM Mobility Lab

Your Way or the Right of Way

It’s the start of summer, the days are nice and long, and there’s plenty of time for walking and for pondering the big questions—Why Do Pedestrians Have to Stay to the Right on Trails?

July 14, 2014, 9:45 AM WalkArlington

Virginia Senator Discusses Silver Line, Streetcar, Uber at Mobility Lab

A recent Salon article called Arlington the suburb of the future, and Virginia State Senator Barbara Favola (D) had a big hand in creating it. At Mobility Lab's Lunch At the Lab this week, the 14-year veteran of the Arlington County Board discussed a wide array of transportation issues in Virginia, including the Silver Line, the Columbia Pike Streetcar, Virginia's transportation []

July 11, 2014, 11:47 AM Mobility Lab

What Does Behavioral Science Have to Do With Transportation?

Arlingtonian Ben Foster dropped by Mobility Lab this week and shared his perspective with a few dozen transportation experts on how behavioral science can help us better understand how we make decisions and how different types of information can affect the ways in which we might change our routines. And as part of my company []

July 10, 2014, 4:38 PM Mobility Lab

'Drivers For Hire' Like Uber Will Be an Exciting Evolution

Bloomberg reported today that Uber is now facing two new challenges in New York City: competitor Lyft has now entered the market and new legislation is being enacted to place price caps on rides during times of bad weather. As the sharing economy continues its impressive march, Uber and Lyft (as well as Sidecar) are []

July 9, 2014, 4:06 PM Mobility Lab

Bike Parking Overtakes Auto Parking in Some Places

At a recent tour of Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ted Eytan displayed a photograph of Kaiser Permanente’s Colorado Springs, Colorado medical office (see below), and asked: “In this picture, what’s the most toxic structure to humans?” You might guess the correct answer was the office building, or the carbon dioxide-emitting automobile. But []

July 9, 2014, 11:18 AM Mobility Lab

ATP Champions Summer Update

Summer is officially in full swing, and we can definitely tell by all the out of office vacation replies! With our own office being pretty quiet this past month, it’s been awhile since we posted about our Champions recognition program. Now that we’re about three and a half months into the program, we wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going!

July 9, 2014, 10:44 AM ATP

Demand-side Transportation Strategies Are Secret to Arlington’s Success

Two recent headlines really sum it up nicely for Arlington County, Virginia. As Arlington Booms, Traffic Drops was written by Canaan Merchant in Greater Greater Washington and The Suburb of the Future is Here – How one city avoided the worst of suburbanization and revealed the path toward sustainable urban development was by Henry Grabar []

July 7, 2014, 4:34 PM Mobility Lab

Describe your first bike in one word.

A little celebration of biking and the 4th of July

July 3, 2014, 2:00 PM BikeArlington

3 Feet to Pass, Please!

July 1 brings an updated safe passing law to the Virginia Code!

July 1, 2014, 4:00 AM BikeArlington

They like us! They really like us!

Benjamin Davis from the Frontier Group wrote a blog post about Arlington's Car-Free Diet titled 'Arlington Helps Residents Go Car-Free.” We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

June 18, 2014, 2:00 PM Car-Free Diet

Tell WalkArlington Where to Go!

We’re inviting you to weigh in on which of our five oldest Walkabout routes should be updated first!

June 9, 2014, 11:10 AM WalkArlington

Champions Tip of the Week: Promote Pooling This Summer!

Yes, most of us would probably rather be relaxing at the swimming pool instead of the office this summer. However, there are other “pools” that can help your employees or residents have an easier commute and better overall workday! Carpooling and vanpooling are great transportation options that can help commuters save money and reduce the time spent traveling to and from work.

June 4, 2014, 9:45 AM ATP

ART 43, 45, 53, 62 and 84 Schedule Changes Effective July 7

June 2, 2014, 4:00 PM ART

How to Get to the Columbia Pike Blues Festival – 2014

It's blues time on the Pike! The 19th annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival will be on Saturday, June 14 from 1pm until 8:30pm and is free to the public. There are many convenient car-free transit options to get you the Blues Festival, without the hassle and cost of driving and parking. (video)

May 28, 2014, 3:10 PM Car-Free Diet

Try It Out This Summer – Flexible Work Schedules!

Piloting alternative work schedule programs such as flextime and telework during the summer months can be a good way to gradually introduce these policies into the office while evaluating their benefits and effectiveness.

May 28, 2014, 1:39 PM ATP

Did You Know?

You can find out what transportation benefits are available where you live or work in Arlington?


News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments July 25-27

July 21, 2014, WMATA

People living near biking, walking paths get more exercise

Angie Schmitt, July 21, 2014, Streetsblog USA

Metro riders experience simulated Silver Line

Robert Thomson, July 21, 2014, Washington Post

Metro says 'all systems go' for scheduled Silver Line opening Saturday

Paul Duggan, July 21, 2014, Washington Post

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