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- New sources of data are reshaping transportation planning
Data, data, data. Does it have the same cachet as location, location, location? Big data. Open data. Standardized data. Personal data. If it doesnt yet, it soon will. Transport planning has always been rich in the production and use of data. The difference now is that data is producing itself, the ability for the transport... Read more ;
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Jul. 22, 2016, Mobility Lab
- ART Bus Series: ART 41 (Columbia Pike Ballston Courthouse)
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. Check out the other ART routes in this series here. ART 41 A convenient connection between the western end of Columbia Pike and Courthouse, the ART Read More
Jul. 21, 2016, ATP
- ATP GO: Our Guide to Catching Them All
Pokémon GO has been all the rage lately. Pokémon GO is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game works by using your phones GPS for your real-world location and augmented reality to bring up those cool-looking Pokémon on your screen, overlaid on top of what Read More
Jul. 20, 2016, ATP
- Even in Silicon Valley, people need to be educated about transportation options
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in northern California is considering cutting all bus service in Palo Alto other than two lines that connect to San Jose. But instead of focusing on its stated goal of increasing ridership and revenue, the VTA would be wise to invest in transportation demand management, including tweaking its bus... Read more ;
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Jul. 20, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Let ART 77 Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART 77 runs between Shirlington and Courthouse with service running every 30 minutes Monday thru Saturday. The route does not have Sunday service. On Saturdays, service starts at 7 am and runs until 11:54 pm.
Jul. 20, 2016, ART
- Arlington Bike Counters During SafeTrack: High Volume, Though Your Surge May Vary
With four surges of SafeTrack completed, we are starting to see some patterns emerge when it comes to the effect the Metro maintenance program is having on the bike traffic in Arlington. The bottom line is the numbers are up compared to recent years, but there has been some fluctuation.
Jul. 19, 2016, BikeArlington
- Beckie Bikes with BikeArlington: Personal Bike Train Edition
Hearing our co-worker from a sister program in our office lament her impending WMATA-induced commuting woes, BikeArlington leapt into action to provide a personalized bicycle escort from Rosslyn to Alexandria
Jul. 19, 2016, BikeArlington
- July Champion of the Month: Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is excited to announce the Hyatt Regency Crystal City as Julys Champion of the Month! Its not easy to be selected as one of our top-tier employer Champions, but the Hyatt Regency Crystal City continues to deliver when it comes to outreach, commuter benefits and promoting alternative transportation. You may even Read More
Jul. 18, 2016, ATP
- ART 43, 55, 84 and 92 Schedule Changes, New ART Route, Effective August 21
Service and route changes will go into effect on August 21, for ART 43, 55, 84 and 92. A new route, ART 54, will start service on Monday, August 22. The new route will connect the Dominion Hills neighborhood to the East Falls Church Metro station during weekday rush hours.
Jul. 18, 2016, ART
- Unique express bus service fills a transit gap between Denver and Boulder
Continuing my summer cross-country bike journey east, I twice encountered situations where, to avoid what appeared to be harrowing highway rides, I hopped aboard regionally operated bus services. From Carson City, an Intercity bus connected me to Reno, and in Colorado, the express Flatiron Flyer, launched in January, brought me from Denver to Boulder. These... Read more ;
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Jul. 18, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Let ART 51 Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART 51 connects the Langston Brown, Tara-Lee Heights and Waycroft-Woodlanw neighborhoods to the Ballston Metro. The route also provides a connection from the Ballston Metro to Virginia Hospital Center. ART 51 runs every 30 minutes on weekends with service operating until midnight on Saturday and 10:30 pm on Sunday.
Jul. 18, 2016, ART
- Mobility Lab Express #90 Base TDM
Cities and transit agencies can often learn a lot from their competitors when it comes to communicating non-driving modes. In last week's episode of the transportation and urbanism podcast Talking Headways, Mobility Lab's Paul Mackie spoke with host Jeff Wood about better ways to reach out to people about switching modes. Also, we would be... Read more ;
Jul. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab
- PARK(ing) Day Comes to Arlington
Did you know that Friday, September 16 is PARK(ing) Day? This is an international event celebrated annually that transforms street parking spots into temporary public spaces. So much land in our communities is dedicated to motor vehicles, including roads, driveways, parking spaces and garages, whereas open space, parks and community gathering areas are often lacking, Read More
Jul. 14, 2016, ATP
- REI knows that free Capital Bikeshare rides is sound business strategy
For business owners, embracing bicycle and pedestrian traffic not to mention transit access should be a better business strategy than getting car traffic to their locations. Realty companies understand this, and they should know better than most. But REI, the outdoor-adventure store, is taking this fact to the highest level: it is offering... Read more ;
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Jul. 14, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Analysis of military base travel choices leads to improved pedestrian connections, more transportation options
Arlingtons work to improve military base transportation options gets top marks Look at a map of Arlington County, Virginia, and its easy to see just how much of it is covered by Arlington National Cemetery and the crescent moon-shaped Fort Myer-Henderson Hall military base on its western border. But, considering Arlingtons wide array of public... Read more ;
Jul. 13, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Communicating transportation options, on Talking Headways podcast
How can cities and transit agencies better reach out to commuters and guide them towards modes that aren't driving alone? How is the transportation landscape changing to include a greater breadth of transportation options? Mobility Lab's communications director Paul Mackie recently discussed these questions and more with host Jeff Wood on the transportation and urbanism podcast Talking Headways. Referencing a communications... Read more ;
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Jul. 11, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Let ART 43 Be Your Weekend Ride!
ART 43 is a limited stop route that only stops at the Court House Metro, Rosslyn Metro, Crystal City Metro and the Crystal City VRE station. Service runs every 20 minutes on weekends and goes until midnight on Saturday and 10 pm on Sunday.
Jul. 11, 2016, ART
- Arlington Highlighted as Example of Walkability for the Nation
Arlington is one of nine communities featured in "America's Walking Renaissance," a new book that takes readers on a journey across the United States looking at walkable cities of all shapes and sizes and providing resources and firsthand accounts of the growing "walking movement."
Jul. 8, 2016, WalkArlington
- Better data collection and accessibility would help advocates get kids walking and biking to school again
How do we get back to a simpler time, when kids physically exerted themselves on the way to school by bicycling or walking, and in the process made themselves healthier, more attentive in class, and happier? Believe it or not, one answer may be with technology. Through accessible and usable data, advocates can use fact-based priorities... Read more ;
Jul. 8, 2016, Mobility Lab
- The Best Biking and Hiking Trails in Arlington
Arlington is lucky enough to be home to more than 80 miles of paved and even more unpaved trails. Youll find bikers, joggers and walkers taking advantage of the trail network every single day. Below weve highlighted some of our favorite that we definitely recommend you try for your commute or just for fun! The Arlington Read More
Jul. 6, 2016, ATP
- Upcoming Events for July 2016 | ATP Connect
Share this blog or download a print friendly flyer to share with your tenants and residents. Download flyer July is Parks and Recreation Month Join the celebration with fun activities for kids, teens, families and older adults. There is something for everyone at Arlington County Parks and Recreation! Learn more. Arlington Outdoor Concert Series - Starting Read More
Jul. 5, 2016, ATP
- Crowd control: Simulating congestion in the D.C. Metro
The D.C. Metro system and its hundreds of thousands of daily riders are routinely tested with singletracking, delays, and train breakdowns. In its fifth Metro Hack Night last week, members of the Transportation Techies Meetup group presented a number of ways to track and communicate these disruptions, from fires to inaccurate arrival predictions. Congestion modeling,... Read more ;
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Jul. 5, 2016, Mobility Lab
- 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
- 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
- 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