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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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Champions Countdown Spotlight: Ashoka

Looking to attract Millennials to your business? See how Ashoka, Silver Level Champion, is doing just that! ps. Just 2 days left before 2014 Champions Ceremony!

Jan. 26, 2015, ATP

3 Lessons Working for the Newspaper Teaches About Transportation Choice

I came to the transportation demand management (TDM) industry after an eight-year stint with the local daily newspaper, working as a marketing analyst in the circulation department. My time there corresponded with massive changes in the newspaper industry brought on by new ways of delivering information, by skyrocketing fuel costs that drove up delivery expenses, []

Jan. 26, 2015, Mobility Lab

Celebrating Champions & SRA International, a Champions Role Model

It's official - 4 days to go! See why we're calling SRA International a Champions role model.

Jan. 23, 2015, ATP

Filling Your Building’s Carpool and Vanpool Parking Spaces

Did you know that 'pools often receive benefits like designated parking spaces? See what else you're missing out on and how ATP can help your building fill those empty spots!

Jan. 23, 2015, ATP

More Jobs Created Through Public Transportation Than Roads

A large number of people across the country live in neighborhoods with very poor transit options, and many of them don’t have incomes generous enough to support car ownership. How does someone manage to find a job and continue to arrive on time to work in this situation? Many advocates have suggested that car-ownership assistance []

Jan. 22, 2015, Mobility Lab

Champions Countdown with Crystal City BID

Find out how the Crystal City BID works with ATP to help make Crystal City a multi-modal destination for employees, residents and visitors! PS. Champions Ceremony in just 1 week!

Jan. 21, 2015, ATP

7 Apps Public Transportation Users Need Now

In days gone by, those who used public transit were at the mercy of the drivers or train operators, traffic, and fate. Sure, there were schedules, and you could read the daily newspaper or a paperback while you hoped, waited, and wished for your bus to show up, but that’s about it. Enter mobile applications []

Jan. 21, 2015, Mobility Lab

Celebrating More Champions - 8 Days to Go

We are officially 8 days away from our Champions Ceremony. See how Platinum Level Champion, GMU, handles transportation demand for their faculty, students, staff and visitors!

Jan. 20, 2015, ATP

Fully Driverless Cars Will Be Ready in 2060, Report Finds

The impact of autonomous – driverless – vehicles is still a ways in the future, according to projections made in a new report by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI). As for autonomous vehicles' impacts on traffic congestion, automobile accidents, and car ownership, the VTPI report projects that driverless vehicles will have []

Jan. 16, 2015, Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (January 12-16)

Click through and read this week's top news. Lots of it - some good, some bad and some even, ugly.

Jan. 16, 2015, ATP

Mobility Lab Express #54 – January 15, 2015

Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason University's Arlington, Virginia campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. Mobility Lab Express #54 – January 15, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: 'Best Conference Ever:' TransportationCamp's Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees TRANSIT TECH: Smaller Communities Explore Health, Public Transportation Connections POLICY: DOT's Chief Data Officer Looks for []

Jan. 15, 2015, Mobility Lab

Arlingtonians Can Now Pay Cash for Capital Bikeshare Membership

The new year is seeing a new way for Arlington County residents to obtain Capital Bikeshare memberships: with cash. The pilot program, called Arlington Resident Cash Membership, begins this week. It is intended to bring the membership service to the “unbanked” residents of the county. Despite Capital Bikeshare's huge success — it routinely competes with New York’s []

Jan. 15, 2015, Mobility Lab

Champions Ceremony Countdown: 13 days

Less than 2 weeks away from our big Champions event. Find out which Champion's executive staff bikes to the office regularly. #WalkTheWalk

Jan. 15, 2015, ATP

Arlington Residents Can Pay With Cash for Capital Bikeshare

Arlington County has developed a solution for its residents to pay with cash for a bikeshare membership and usage fees -- likely the first of its kind in North America. Arlington will vouch for its residents, so that they don’t need to provide a credit or debit card.

Jan. 15, 2015, BikeArlington

“Best Conference Ever:” TransportationCamp's Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees

It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday and the TransportationCamp emcee chirpily asks participants – all 425 of them – to introduce themselves and then say three words about anything. The emcee said it wouldn’t take too long, but I was skeptical. In fact, I was skeptical about a lot of things. This was my first TransportationCamp []

Jan. 14, 2015, Mobility Lab

Did You Know? ATP makes Site Plan Requirements Easy

See how ATP makes site plan requirements easy for commercial properties. Just 1 of our many services we can offer employers, residential communities and commercial properties!

Jan. 14, 2015, ATP

Even More Champions: 15 days to go

15 days to go - get the inside scoop on how Virginia Hospital Center is rocking it out as a Gold Champion! Hint: It involves free bus rides on select ART routes.

Jan. 13, 2015, ATP

TransportationCamp Provides a Twist on the Usual Academic Conference

Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason University’s Arlington campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. The unconference – which occurs in other cities but also in Arlington just before the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board January conference in Washington D.C. – requires the participants to show up that day with session topics in []

Jan. 13, 2015, Mobility Lab

Providing a Leg Up to Low-Income Americans with Rideshare, Carshare, and Bikeshare

The past decade has seen an explosion in shared-use mobility. Bikeshare, carshare, and rideshare services have become welcome transportation options for Americans. They are even leading people to rethink the need for car ownership altogether. But how well do these new services connect low-income Americans with jobs and opportunities? They could do better, according to []

Jan. 12, 2015, Mobility Lab

ART Bus Series: ART 62 (Court House Metro - Lorcom Lane - Ballston Metro)

Hop on the ART 62 and explore Arlington as you check out Pinky's Fun Picks. You won't regret it!

Jan. 12, 2015, ATP

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.

American Public Transportation Association

News Headlines
Storm's second wave: Snow accumulation possible through tonight, PM commute could be slick in spots

Jason Samenow, January 26, 2015, Washington Post

Metro is rolling out real-time bus arrival signs

Perry Stein, January 26, 2015, Washington Post

Crews work to prepare roads for possible messy evening commute

Dana Hedgpeth, January 26, 2015, Washington Post

Airlines preemptively cancel 3,500 flights ahead of Monday storm

Ben Mutzabaugh, January 26, 2015, USA Today

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