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- Affordable housing and transit should go hand-in-hand
The term affordable housing finance isnt quite as catchy as carshare, bikeshare, or any of the other technology improvements helping promote transportation demand management. Yet for low-income members of our communities, who stand to benefit the most from those solutions, affordable housing finance should be considered, and put to use as, a TDM strategy. In... Read more »
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Apr. 28, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Slugging, D.C.s original ride-sharing system, has its own app
Organized carpooling is a simple and longstanding congestion solution, and it can save money for commuters and space on the highways. However, for some it can seem too difficult to organize, making it unlikely to attract many people away from driving on their own. One option that offers commuters the flexibility of driving and the... Read more »
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Apr. 27, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Publicly visible transit info helps people make smart decisions
Displays make the process of taking transit easier A longer version of this post originally appeared on the TransitScreen blog. Theres a trillion-dollar trend called the 'Internet of Things' simply put, adding small computers to physical objects, and connecting everything together over the internet so useful information can be collected. When a recent McKinsey... Read more »
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Apr. 25, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Where Pac-Man meets shared rides
This post originally appeared on Splits blog here. Remember feeding quarters into the classic arcade game Pac-Man? Do you have fond memories of maneuvering a chomping yellow pie chart around two-dimensional mazes, gobbling up cherries and avoiding Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde? How about that joyous, joy-stick-filled day when you finally mastered that last level,... Read more »
Apr. 22, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Different needs throughout U.S. complicate Congressional transportation policy
City, suburb, and rural differences present policy dilemmas No matter how divided politicians are across the U.S., Republicans and Democrats can still agree that sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is something worth fixing. That said, the recently passed, five-year FAST Act transportation bill does represent a slight increase in funding, but has been largely criticized by... Read more »
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Apr. 21, 2016, Mobility Lab
- What is TDM? Shaping a new era of transportation options
Here at Mobility Lab, we throw around the term transportation demand management, or TDM for short, as the core concept that unites our research and coverage. But the idea itself is one that is often not present in the widespread public understanding of and discussions about transportation and transit issues. Hence the purpose of our... Read more »
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Apr. 20, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #84 - Rethinking sidewalks
Cities, suburbs, and even rural areas are thinking creatively about what gets people out of driving alone to work, and into a shared ride or different mode. This week, Mobility Lab joined transportation demand management professionals from across the U.S. converged in Washington, D.C., for the Association for Commuter Transportation's 2016 Policy Summit, which covered... Read more »
Apr. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab
- When it comes to traffic safety, fun beats fear
Being a pedestrian is, unfortunately, an increasingly dangerous proposition in many communities throughout the United States. A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that, just between 2014 and 2015, pedestrian deaths grew 10 percent. In many regions, public safety campaigns are a go-to tactic to address the widespread issue of pedestrian safety. But... Read more »
Apr. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?
The sudden Metrorail shutdown on March 16 took nearly everyone by surprise, and was a nearly unprecedented move by WMATA. While the decision disrupted the commutes of hundreds of thousands of commuters, it did provide agencies with an opportunity to observe how the other components of the D.C. regions transportation system handled the new demand.... Read more »
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Apr. 11, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Growing TransitScreen hopes to bring real-time info to 40 cities in 2016
Walking down the street in the near future, you may encounter a massive projection on the sidewalk. Or wall-mounted displays in office lobbies. What youre seeing is the transportation network coming to life. As urban mobility gets more complex, the problem of how to get informed is only getting more severe, said Matt Caywood, CEO... Read more »
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Apr. 8, 2016, Mobility Lab
- ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K
Due to detours for the weekly Crystal City 5K Fridays race, there will be service changes to ART 43 and 92 in effect on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Mar. 30, 2016, ART
- Walking the Walk in Shirlington
Edie has been a resident of Shirlington for six years. 'We live in Shirlington because we love to walk. You can see all of my neighbors walking out from the condo building. They live here because they love being able to walk downstairs and enjoy the walking trails. They come for a meal and they stroll home, whether it is with their baby, their dog, their spouse, their friends. It is wonderful.'
Mar. 17, 2016, WalkArlington
- Census Bureau Data: Bicycle Commuting Among Arlington County Residents
National surveys tell us that bike commuting is on the rise, but we know that it’s not increasing at the same rate everywhere. Check out what we've discovered!
Mar. 15, 2016, BikeArlington
- The 2016 ACPD Safe Bicycling Initiative
Mar. 2, 2016, BikeArlington
- Proposed Changes to Arlington Bus Service -- We Want Your Feedback!
Provide your feedback on proposed changes to ART and Metrobus routes in Arlington County. View the proposed recommendations and then take a short survey to tell us what you think. Your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan and the future of bus service.
Mar. 1, 2016, ART
- Share Your Pedestrian Perspective with Arlington County at Community Snow Forum and via Online Survey
Your input is important in helping guide the County government in improving its future snow-fighting efforts.
Feb. 9, 2016, WalkArlington
- Help Shape the Future of Arlington's Bus Service
Arlington has developed draft recommendations to improve bus service in the County. Tell us how you feel about these improvements -- your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan.
Feb. 4, 2016, ART
- Holiday Service on February 15 for Presidents' Day
ART will run holiday service on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents' Day.
Feb. 4, 2016, ART
- Cold Weather Newbies
Camaraderie, preparation and fun— we ask some new winter riders to share their experiences.
Jan. 27, 2016, BikeArlington
- Snowzilla Aftermath...Walking in Winter
Arlington pedestrians need to get where we're going, regardless of conditions. So, whether you're walking for exercise or to reach your destination, check out our winter weather walking tips before you head out.
Jan. 26, 2016, WalkArlington
- Holiday Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 18
ART will run holiday service on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 8, 2016, ART
- Winter Riding: It's Okay to Skip the Ice and Snow
Even if you skip everyday with a freezing temperature and snow, you can still ride your bike during a lot of the winter.
Curious just how many days in Arlington are plagued by snow and cold? Read on!
Jan. 6, 2016, BikeArlington
- Holiday Service on December 24, 25 & January 1
ART will operate holiday service on December 24, 25 and January 1.
Dec. 17, 2015, ART
- From Nauck Town Square Design to Ballston Station Improvements, Complete Streets to Metro Stations, Opportunities for Giving Input for the Season of Giving
Weigh in on the many transportation and planning discussions occurring in and around Arlington.
Dec. 14, 2015, WalkArlington
- No Time like the Present to Give the Gift of Walking
Find that perfect gift for everyone on your list and do your holiday shopping on foot right here in Arlington with help from WalkArlington.
Nov. 24, 2015, WalkArlington
- Arlington's Wayfinding Sign Project Update
Getting around Arlington by bike is getting easier and easier!
Nov. 23, 2015, BikeArlington
- ART 55 is Coming to Lee Highway - Service Starts Dec. 13
The new ART 55 route will replace the portion of the Metrobus 3A route that runs along Lee Highway. ART 55 will start on December 13.
Nov. 20, 2015, ART
- ART 42 and 45 Schedule Changes Effective December 13, 2015
Schedule changes for ART 42 and ART 45 will go into effect on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Nov. 12, 2015, ART
- Stay Street Smart All Season
As you adjust to the new season, be aware of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers; be alert on streets, sidewalks, and trails; and be smart--Street Smart.
Oct. 27, 2015, WalkArlington
- Top Five Bus Lines in Arlington County
Mark these top five bus lines as favorites in Arlington County, you'll thank us later!
Oct. 23, 2015, ART