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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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Carsharing is Great Even for Car Owners

Cars work best for society when there’s more than one person using them, which is why we like when organizations such as Carma and Ridescout find ways to get people excited about carpooling and carsharing. I mean, who wouldn’t love cat cafes and origami owls? But seriously, aside from all the people you could be []

May. 28, 2015, Mobility Lab

#NetworkWithChampions at Arlington Rooftop Recap

Big thank you to all our Champions and guests who attended #NetworkWithChampions last night at Arlington Rooftop. Read on for full details of the event!

May. 28, 2015, ATP

Bike Errand Challenge: How to Carry Anything you Want via Bike

May. 28, 2015, BikeArlington

Fors Marsh Group: Get Active! Challenge Update

We first heard from Fors Marsh Group earlier this month about their Get Active! Challenge. Check out their amazing results and see how your business can inspire and encourage employees to not only be healthy, but to adopt great active transportation habits.

May. 26, 2015, ATP

Uber, Lyft Get a Carpool Competitor in D.C.

Boston-based Bridj recently launched limited service between Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. to help fill a niche not being targeted by buses. Another company, Split, launched just a couple days ago and is similar to Uber and Lyft in that you order a car to your location to taxi you to your destination. The []

May. 22, 2015, Mobility Lab

Managing Editor

Mobility Lab is seeking a Managing Editor to work with the Strategic Communications Director in telling and publishing online stories about why transportation demand management (TDM) deserves funding, policies, and prestige at both the local and national levels. Transportation reporters are becoming fewer and fewer at traditional news sites, which is why Mobility Lab is []

May. 21, 2015, Mobility Lab

Split: A New Rideshare Service in DC

Business Development Manager, Jonathan Bollhoefer, tried out DC's newest ridesharing service, Split. Check out his experience and review of the region's latest on-demand carpooling service.

May. 21, 2015, ATP

Bike to Work Day Recap: Waterview

Keara Mehlert, Business Development Manager, hosted a Bike to Work Day event for the Waterview development on May 15, 2015. Check out her recap and see what this great commercial property offers its tenants!

May. 21, 2015, ATP

APS Staff Success on Bike/Walk to School Day 2015

85 Arlington Public Schools staff participated in Bike/Walk to School Day on May 6, 2015 and were rewarded for their efforts! Find out who participated and what they earned (besides an amazing bike ride!).

May. 21, 2015, ATP

How Transit Agencies Can Manage the 'Blizzard' of Negativity on Twitter

Agencies that use Twitter to respond to users’ complaints or answer questions get more positive Twitter reaction and more civil discourse online, according to Lisa Schweitzer, the author of a recent award-winning study analyzing tweets of public transit agencies. “It’s about the marketing potential of social media — a lot of public transit agencies are []

May. 20, 2015, Mobility Lab

Where Do You Travel To?

Tell us about a trip that you make on a regular basis that either starts or ends in Arlington.

May. 20, 2015, ART

Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging

Arlington hasn't unveiled its new PAL marketing campaign yet, but Mobility Lab received a preview of it. Soon to show up on ART buses, in Arlington Metro stations, and in local newspapers, the new series of ads are colorful and friendly in their gentle and light-hearted admonition for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to show each []

May. 20, 2015, Mobility Lab

Transportation Agencies: Open Your Data Now

An important tactic for transportation agencies to balance traveler demand on roads and transit is to give people the tools and information they need to make smart choices about how they get around. One such tool is rideshare matching – providing commuters with potential carpool or vanpool matches based on origin, destination, and time of []

May. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab

Corrals Aim to Make Bikeshare Customers Even Happier

We already know that an overwhelming amount of Capital Bikeshare members are really happy to have this cost-saving, healthy, non-polluting, and auto-traffic-alleviating transportation option available in the Washington D.C. region. Now there’s yet another reason for them to love the system. 'You're corralled,' Nate Graham tells a Capital Bikeshare rider pulling up into a roped-off []

May. 15, 2015, Mobility Lab

Bikeshare Opens Major Possibilities for People Who Use CarFreeAtoZ

One of the key strengths of bikeshare is how it effectively expands the transportation network for its users. It unlocks new travel options that might not otherwise be possible, even for people with their own bikes. Now that CarFreeAtoZ supports bikeshare as an option, we can begin to see this impact more clearly than ever. []

May. 14, 2015, Mobility Lab

D.C. Region’s First Capital Bikeshare-to-Transit App Unveiled by Arlington County

Along with bike-to-transit and drive-to-transit, people traveling throughout the Washington D.C. region - for the first time - can now search for bikeshare-to-transit directions as part of their trip planning. To see if your commute would benefit from Capital Bikeshare, start by going to Follow the guide to submit your home and work address []

May. 14, 2015, Mobility Lab

CarSharing 101: What You Need To Know

We know you've seen the cars around town or at least tried to park in a reserved carshare space. Well here's what you need to know - check out three great services in the DC Metro region.

May. 14, 2015, ATP

Proposed STAR Rider Guide Changes

Several revisions to STAR policies have been proposed to comply with the new federal regulations. Changes are summarized in the post. If approved, these changes would become effective by July 13, 2015.

May. 13, 2015, ART

Still Time to PRovide Feedback on Transit in Arlington

There's still time to participate in the Transit Development Plan survey.

May. 13, 2015, ART

Transit in U.S. Can Look to Swiss for Economic Vision, U.S. Rep. Beyer Says

Over the past 41 years, U.S. Representative Donald Beyer’s business has sold 75,000 new and used cars. But the first-term Virginia Democrat deeply loves transit. Huh, you ask? “My real consciousness breakthrough came from living in Bern, Switzerland for four years [as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein]. The Swiss are the number-one train riders – []

May. 12, 2015, Mobility Lab

Champion of the Month: Consumer Electronics Association

May's Champion of the Month is CEA. Find out why this stellar company is not only a Platinum Level Champion, but why we're excited to work with them in the future!

May. 12, 2015, ATP

Fors Marsh Group Gets Active

Fors Marsh Group shares their health and wellness incentive program that not only gets employees moving, but keeps them healthy and active!

May. 7, 2015, ATP

Residential Highlight: Virginia Square Towers

Not sure what our Residential Services can offer your property? Just click through to keep reading. Our Business Development Manager helps properties offer their residents the best transportation amenities and information!

May. 6, 2015, ATP

Fire Up Your Feet on Pedals, Sidewalks, and Streets

On Wednesday, May 6, Arlington Public Schools (APS) is partnering with the County’s BikeArlington and WalkArlington programs on Bike and Walk to School Day 2015. Bike and Walk to School Day encourages students to bike or walk to school while teaching them about the health and environmental benefits of biking and walking.

May. 5, 2015, WalkArlington

National Walk@Lunch Day 2015 Recap

The 4th annual National Walk@Lunch Day happened yesterday, April 29. Did you miss the big day? Check out our great recap.

Apr. 30, 2015, ATP

Arlington County Transit Development Plan Survey

Take the survey and provide your feedback on transportation in Arlington County. Survey closes May 15.

Apr. 28, 2015, ATP

Bridj Launches in DC

Business Development Manager, Brendan Casey, tried Bridj for his morning commute. Check out his first hand experience on this new transit service.

Apr. 27, 2015, ATP

Commonwealth Joe Supports Sustainable Transportation

Guest blogger Chase Damiano, COO of Commonwealth Joe, tells us why he's been car free since March 2013 and why it's not only good for him, but good for business.

Apr. 27, 2015, ATP

Did You Know? Best Workplaces & Best Sites for Commuters Offer More Recognition Opportunities

For our Champions who are looking to earn even more national recognition, Best Workplace for Commuters and Best Sites for Commuters, gives businesses and properties an additional opportunity to showcase their benefits and dedication to sustainable transportation.

Apr. 23, 2015, ATP

Celebrate Earth Day with Transportation

Happy Earth Day - see how you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when you choose more sustainable transportation options!

Apr. 22, 2015, ATP

Did You Know?

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau

News Headlines
D.C. funds study of Georgetown - Rosslyn gondola

Perry Stein, May 28, 2015, Washington Post

Opponents of Virginia Ave. Tunnel project lose again

Luz Lazo, May 28, 2015, Washington Post

Canceling the Purple Line would cost more than it would save

Greg Sanders, May 28, 2015, GGW

Replace Metro railcars or fix them?

Martin Di Caro, May 28, 2015, WAMU

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