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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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Uber, Lyft Have Opportunity to Complement Local Transit Networks

We hear a lot about how Uber and Lyft are impacting traditional taxis, but what of their potential impact on public transit? Tech-enabled ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft already appear to be acting as a complement to public transit. Uber analyzed its Los Angeles trip data to in this light. Over the course of []

Mar. 27, 2015, Mobility Lab

How I Commute to Work: Elizabeth

Check out how Elizabeth Denton, Business Development Manager, gets to work in our 2nd installment of How I Commute to Work!

Mar. 26, 2015, ATP

2 Main Reasons D.C. Transit Ridership is Decreasing

Americans took a record 10.75 billion trips on public transportation in 2014, according to annual ridership statistics released this month by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This is up from 10.65 billion trips in 2013, with the number of trips outpacing population growth. In a year of low gasoline prices, the increase is welcome news for []

Mar. 26, 2015, Mobility Lab

Seemingly Little Things Make D.C. Transit Too Difficult

I recently flew down to Washington D.C. to attend a friend's wedding in Rockville, Maryland. With trains, planes, and automobiles involved, surely, I thought, there would be something to write about. My flights were thankfully uneventful. With nothing more than a carry-on, electronic check-in at Albany International Airport was a breeze. The machines were easy []

Mar. 24, 2015, Mobility Lab

Property & Development Highlight: Ballston Point

Ballston Point is surrounded by numerous transportation options and features an incredible WalkScore of 96. See what this building has to offer!

Mar. 24, 2015, ATP

Our New PAL Ambassadors Program Launches!

BikeArlington launched our PAL campaign this spring with the strong sentiment that no matter who we are, or how we choose to get around town, our roadways depend on the social contract of everyone following the rules and paying attention.

Mar. 24, 2015, BikeArlington

Concierge Call: Helping Tourists with Transportation Needs

If your hotel is looking to stand out in Arlington County, ATP can help your business grow with our customized transportation information. Your guests will be glad you're working with us!

Mar. 23, 2015, ATP

Did You Know: Champions 2015

Mary Hynes, Arlington County Board Chair, praised our Champions and Arlington Transportation Partners, calling us pioneers. Find out why when you check out today's Did You Know?

Mar. 20, 2015, ATP

Four Ways to Inspire Bike Riders in Your Small Community

This is based on an article originally published by Arlington Transportation Partners. Because of its small geographic size as the fourth-smallest county in the U.S., Arlington County, Virginia is a good example of how small communities and towns can make it easy for people to choose bicycling as a commuting option. Here are four tips []

Mar. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab

National Forum on Women & Bicycling: One Woman's Review

Elizabeth Denton, Business Development Manager, attends the National Forum on Women & Bicycling and shares what she learned from the special event.

Mar. 19, 2015, ATP

Congratulations 2014 Platinum Champions

Arlington County Platinum Level Champions celebrated in front of the County Board. See which companies in Arlington offer the best transportation amenities and programs.

Mar. 18, 2015, ATP

Tech “Hacks” Help Create Critical Mass for Bicycling

The bicycle was created in the 1800s, but technology is keeping it relevant with 'hacks” – or solutions – designed to get more people to use bike helmets, count ridership better, and reduce the obstacles keeping people from biking. These and other innovations were on display at the latest Transportation Techies event: Bike Hack Night []

Mar. 18, 2015, Mobility Lab

While You Were Shoveling--Breaking News In The World of Walking [And Biking!]

Mar. 18, 2015, BikeArlington

SXSW Hackers Suggest Austin Transportation Improvements

Austin, home to great music, festivals and tech, is also facing some great challenges. Thanks to its success, congestion, long commutes, and escalating housing costs are looming. For the first time, Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is hosting Hack Our City. As part of the interactive program, five teams comprised of both locals and []

Mar. 17, 2015, Mobility Lab

While You Were Shoveling--Breaking News In The World of Walking

Mar. 16, 2015, WalkArlington

Energizing People to Take Action for Transportation and Place

Mobility Lab - and many of our partners - believe it's long past time to get serious about public transportation in this country. We need to make a stronger and clearer case to the public and to our leaders about the benefits of transportation options. Auto companies, for example, are very clear that our freedom []

Mar. 16, 2015, Mobility Lab

Did You Know? SmarTrip Cards Have a Multitude of Uses

So you've got a SmarTrip card, but do you know all that you can do with it? Click through and keep reading - tips & tricks inside!

Mar. 13, 2015, ATP


We are looking for 10 models to participate in our Spring photo shoot, happening May 30!

Mar. 12, 2015, ATP

3 Ways Multi-Modal Travel is Tricky for App Developers

When searching for a route with OpenTripPlanner, we transit techies use complex profile-routing algorithms to objectively find the best options across all available modes, which can lead to an enormous amount of results. To get the best results in the quickest amount of time requires a lot of pruning and optimization. In the backend of []

Mar. 10, 2015, Mobility Lab

Commercial Office Facilities: Bike and Wellness Amenities

Is your building struggling to promote health and wellness to it's tenants and tenant employees? Keara Mehlert, Business Development Manager, has the answer you're looking for.

Mar. 9, 2015, ATP

BID Highlight: Crystal City

Arlington County BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) make each urban village a fun place to live and visit. Check out the first in our series of BID Highlights: Crystal City

Mar. 6, 2015, ATP

Infrastructure Money Tight? Do Better Bus Marketing

If cities want to reduce the need for expensive infrastructure improvements, they should brand and market their buses better, according to New York Times conservative commentator Josh Barro. Citing a 2009 report from the Federal Transit Administration, he notes there is evidence to believe that transit agencies could attract more discretionary or choice riders if []

Mar. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab

We Need to Ask More Questions About How We Move Through Places

There appears to be two lines of thinking about bicyclists and pedestrians in the modal mix. On the one hand, there is a growing movement for separated bicycle facilities – not just bike lanes but ones with a physical barrier offering true separation from automobile traffic. On the other hand, there is the idea of []

Mar. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab

Did You Know: Capital Bikeshare Offers Corporate Memberships

Did you know you, as an employer in Arlington County, you can offer your employees a Capital Bikeshare Membership at a discounted price? Keep reading for more information!

Feb. 27, 2015, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 42 (Ballston - Pentagon)

In our next ART bus series blog, check out the ART 42. It's a time and money saving option when it comes to travel in Arlington County. Have you been missing out?

Feb. 26, 2015, ATP

Meet the Cast!

Feb. 26, 2015, BikeArlington

Four Reasons to Bike in Arlington

Whether you're a bike pro or a novice, there are plenty of reasons why you should get out to explore Arlington County on two wheels. Here are our four top reasons to bike the County (commute or hobby).

Feb. 23, 2015, ATP

Urban Village Highlight: Shirlington

Get off the Metro line and on to the bus to discover all Arlington County has to offer. Check out our latest Urban Village highlight of Shirlington!

Feb. 20, 2015, ATP

How I Commute To Work: Keara

See how Keara Mehlert, Business Development Manager, gets to work every day when you check out our new series, How I Commute To Work.

Feb. 19, 2015, ATP

Did You Know: Companies Benefit from Transportation Surveys

Did you know your company could benefit from a complimentary transportation survey? See how ATP can help!

Feb. 13, 2015, ATP

Did You Know?

Driving alone is the primary commute mode for 54% of Arlington Commuters, compared to 83% statewide.

2007 Virginia State of the Commute Study: Arlington Perspective

News Headlines
Metrobus schedule changes effective Sunday, March 29

March 26, 2015,

Residents push for alternatives to I-66 widening

Kali Schumitz, March 26, 2015,

D.C. Circulator to extend hours until fall

March 27, 2015, ABC7

Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

Luz Lazo, March 27, 2015, Washington Post

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