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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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Lincoln Memorial is Top Destination for Tourists on Capital Bikeshare

We’ve never really had a view of how people are moving around the Washington D.C. region on bicycle before Capital Bikeshare came along and opened up its ridership data, allowing techie types to do cool analysis and visualizations of the ways people are traveling. The above graphic shows the huge influx of people to D.C.’s []

December 17, 2014, 12:11 PM Mobility Lab

Public Transportation Etiquette – The Golden Rules

Presenting: Pinky's Public Transportation Etiquette. Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower?

December 16, 2014, 3:55 PM ATP

Bikeshare: Still the New Kid on the Block for Transportation

This month’s Transportation Techies Meetup group, at the WeWork co-working space in Washington D.C., was all about what we know from the growing catalog of studies on bikeshare systems. The World’s Best Bikeshares When Colin Hughes and Jacob Mason of the Institute for Transportation and Development Planning (ITDP) asked the attendees which system is the best, []

December 16, 2014, 2:53 PM Mobility Lab

Transportation Amenities Give Arlington Upper Hand for Commercial-Office Developers

With the highest office vacancy rate in years – currently around 21 percent compared with 17 percent for Northern Virginia as a whole – Arlington County’s building owners are faced with numerous challenges to attract and retain tenants. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program authorized by Congress, in which Department of Defense bases were []

December 16, 2014, 1:10 PM Mobility Lab

Mobility Lab Express #52 – December 15, 2014

Nearly all of our most recent stories at have been about the fast-moving and shifting landscape of transportation options. It seems like every week we hear about new and easier ways for people to move around their communities. Mobility Lab Express #52 – December 15, 2014 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: Time is On Our []

December 15, 2014, 3:02 PM Mobility Lab

How to Get to Dulles International Airport Using Public Transportation

Say no to traffic congestion on I-66 and high taxi fares when traveling to Dulles. Take the Silver Line and get there cheaper and on your terms!

December 15, 2014, 2:30 PM ATP

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (December 8-12)

Get caught up on your transportation news, including features from Mobility Lab and more!

December 12, 2014, 8:54 AM ATP

TransitScreen Looks to Keep Up With Fast-Changing Transportation Landscape

The Washington D.C. area has a deceptively large number of transportation options. Metro, bikeshare and city buses, of course, but what about the D.C. Circulator busline or the Fairfax Connector buses? Is Car2Go actually the best way to get downtown in a hurry? Is there a way to provide this information that would push commuters []

December 11, 2014, 2:07 PM Mobility Lab

Despite Challenges, Bright Outlook for Arlington’s Commercial Office Market

Commercial property vacancies are currently around 21%, but Arlington County has a lot to offer commercial properties in both workforce and transportation amenities.

December 11, 2014, 11:52 AM ATP

Walking to a Joyful Holiday Season

This holiday season is the perfect time to consider walking as both a great way to relieve stress and a perfect opportunity to create a new holiday tradition.

December 11, 2014, 11:40 AM WalkArlington

Champions of the Month: Columbia Pike

Highlighting December's Champions of the Month - check out 12 Columbia Pike Champions making a difference in their Urban Village.

December 10, 2014, 1:45 PM ATP

Real-Estate Investors: Pay Attention to 18-Hour Cities, Millennials, and Infrastructure in 2015

Urbanization – migration away from the suburbs and to the central city – will be the biggest real estate trend in 2015, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, in its 36th year of publication, makes projections in commercial and residential []

December 9, 2014, 3:41 PM Mobility Lab

Boston, Vegas Startups Tap Smart-Route Tech

Pop-up transit companies like Bridj and Shift are taking advantage of today's growing amount of data availability and creating flexible transit systems that come to the customer instead of vice versa. Boston-based Bridj defines itself as “the world’s first pop-up transit system.” The idea of pop-up transit started in the dorm room of Middlebury College student Matthew []

December 5, 2014, 4:27 PM Mobility Lab

ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (December 1-5)

Get the latest updates on the Crystal City transitway; plus, even more transportation news!

December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM ATP

How to Get to Arlington Memorials Using Public Transportation: Air Force Memorial

Visit the Air Force Memorial by bus or walking - the amazing view of DC will be your reward!

December 4, 2014, 12:06 PM ATP

On-Demand Transit. Now That Sounds Like a Winning Idea!

What if you could get around cities with an option that combined the simplicity of Uber and the affordability of systems like D.C.'s Metrobus or Arlington's ART buses? It would be an on-demand transit system with no routes, no transfers, and no time tables. A fleet of shuttles would have their paths constantly adjusted based on []

December 4, 2014, 11:26 AM Mobility Lab

Balaclavas & Baklava: DIY Winter Bike Accessory Workshop

December 4, 2014, 12:00 AM BikeArlington

Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver's seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain's chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and []

December 3, 2014, 3:30 PM Mobility Lab

Maps and Surveys Give Transportation Insight

Want to know how your employees commute? Sounds like you need a density map!

December 3, 2014, 12:34 PM ATP

Boeing Welcomes Employees to New Crystal City Complex

Boeing, a brand new Champion, opens a new facility in Crystal City - complete with great transportation amenities.

December 3, 2014, 11:28 AM ATP

Did You Know?

Between six and 20 bicycles can be parked in the space one motor vehicle requires for parking.

News Headlines
Fairfax plans to complete new Beltway crossing in Tysons

Kali Schumitz, December 16, 2014,

Prince George's bike repair program gets funding aid

Alice Popovici, December 11, 2014, Gazette.Net

ART bus driver charged after Monday crash

Ethan Rothstein, December 15, 2014, ARLnow

Water main break near Metro Center repaired

December 17, 2014, WUSA 9

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