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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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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

How Tricky “Automobile Love Affair” PR Buried Roanoke’s Treasured Past

America's love affair with the automobile, as a recent Washington Post piece points out, is largely a fabrication. Author Emily Badger recounts the myth’s origin in 1961 as the launch of a very successful public-relations campaign to, among other things, build support for massive infrastructure projects that were proposed in cities across the country – []

Feb. 25, 2015, Mobility Lab

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

An Inside Glimpse of How Parking is Going High Tech

The January edition of Transportation Techies, titled “Autotopia,” focused on moving cars from A to B. And a key theme of the night was: where exactly are we going to stash all these cars once they arrive at their destinations? Parking garages along main thoroughfares can fill quickly, while garages down a back alley might []

Feb. 23, 2015, Mobility Lab

Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking

Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama administration's 30-year framework of our transportation []

Feb. 20, 2015, Mobility Lab

5 Ways Our Transportation Vocabulary Makes Absolutely No Sense

Planners (myself included) love to bemoan our society’s over-reliance on the automobile. We attribute it to misguided-land use policies that promote sprawl, and funding biases that direct more money toward paving roads than expanding transit service. We even acknowledge that we are up against a “car culture” or “America’s love affair with the automobile” which []

Feb. 20, 2015, Mobility Lab

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

Transit Comfort Begins with Great Customer Service

There's a story that’s popular in business schools. A blizzard in the California Sierras had knocked out all communications and deliveries to customers of a California FedEx office. Unable to meet the company’s “absolutely, positively delivered overnight” guarantee, a junior FedEx staffer, without approval of his managers, rented a helicopter (charging it on his personal []

Feb. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #56 – February 15, 2015

President Obama has released his proposed budget, which includes $478 billion over six years for infrastructure, including a much-needed 75% increase in transit spending. Mobility Lab Express #56 – February 15, 2015 Also in this issue: ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: How Uber is Driving Down the Cost of Transportation RESEARCH: 2 Down Sides to Low Gas Prices []

Feb. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab

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

Boeing Flies Right on Transportation Options

Boeing's new regional headquarters has opened in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. And it’s an example of how a large company can prop up a local economy while minimizing its impact on traffic congestion. Boeing chose Crystal City because of its location across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., and for the multiple []

Feb. 13, 2015, Mobility Lab

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

INFOGRAPHIC: Myth: Funding Public Transportation is Too Costly

President Obama has released his proposed budget, which includes $478 billion over six years for infrastructure, including a much-needed 75 percent increase in transit spending. State DOTs would also be given incentives to expand bicycling and walking options, TIGER grant funding would be increased, and bridges would have some added money for repairs. If the []

Feb. 11, 2015, Mobility Lab

CarFreeAtoZ - Trip Planning Tool Updates

CarFreeAtoZ has moved out of beta testing and is ready for you to try the comprehensive trip planning tool! Discover your best transit option and see how much money you can save and how many pounds you can lose when you choose to take public transportation.

Feb. 11, 2015, ATP

Arlington Hotels Helping Drive Public-Transportation Ridership

When it comes to public transportation, some of Arlington, Virginia’s most forward-thinking businesses are in the hospitality industry. A handful of hotels have recently been recognized for their initiatives, in partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), to implement transit benefits and educate their employees about the area’s transportation options. They were honored at a recent []

Feb. 10, 2015, Mobility Lab

National Walk@Lunch Day 2015 - Save the Date

Save the Date for National Walk@Lunch Day 2015! We want to see you out there walking with your colleagues.

Feb. 10, 2015, ATP

ART Bus Series: ART 53 (Ballston/Old Glebe/East Falls Church)

Another installment in our ART Bus Series! Check out Pinky's take on the great stops along the ART 53 route.

Feb. 9, 2015, ATP

Space Hogs Are Roadblocking the Happy City From Us

Everyone hates sitting in traffic. Of course, congestion at peak commute times is to be expected. It’s admittedly very difficult to move millions of people within a very short window of time with limited road space. In most places road-widening to reduce congestion isn’t possible. But even if it were, we shouldn’t be so quick []

Feb. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab

Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month, or $9,797 a year, if you switch from driving to riding public transportation for your commute.

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News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Feb. 27 - Mar. 1

February 23, 2015, WMATA

Wintry mix comes to D.C. area for 3rd weekend in a row

Dave Zahren, March 1, 2015, ABC 7

Metro riders hanker for information, while they're still riding

Robert Thomson, February 28, 2015, Washington Post

Where are Metro's fancy new railcars?

Abigail Hausiohner, February 28, 2015, Washington Post

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