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- 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
- The Numbers Game: Choosing the Right Metrics for Transportation Planning
Last month, the Federal Highway Administration signaled it would follow Californias footsteps in encouraging moves away from Level of Service, a metric that encourages car-centered planning, toward ones favoring other, more beneficial ways people can travel. These moves demonstrate the understated importance of measurements in forming how, and by what mode, localities encourage people to 
The post The Numbers Game: Choosing the Right Metrics for Transportation Planning appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Feb. 4, 2016, Mobility Lab
- In the Current Transportation Landscape, Do You Still Need to Own a Car?
Veronica O. Davis gave up her car about three years ago. A big reason for that was the growing availability of Capital Bikeshare in all the places she needed to get to in and around Washington, D.C. Of course, not everyone in D.C., or the rest of the United States, has access to bikeshare, but 
The post In the Current Transportation Landscape, Do You Still Need to Own a Car? appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Feb. 3, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Arlington Public Schools Love Their Buses
February 8-12 is Love the Bus Week, a national even hosted by the American School Bus Council. See how you can get involved!
Feb. 3, 2016, ATP
- Bikeshare's Future Looks Great - If Cities Can Address These Key Challenges
As 2016 rumbles on, the forecasts and fortune telling for the new year continues apace. In transportation, the headlines have mainly been won by the automobile of the future: driverless, electric, perhaps ownerless. I would like to put forward another candidate for transport form of the future: bikeshare, or as its known in the UK, cycle hire. 
The post Bikeshare's Future Looks Great - If Cities Can Address These Key Challenges appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Feb. 1, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #79 - Dispatches from TransportationCamp
TransportationCamps bring together so many different kinds of planners, advocates, engineers and enthusiasts. The most recent one, in the Washington, D.C., region, gave us a chance to check out all the exciting work that's happening across the country in the transportation field. Take a look at our new video, in which Mobility Lab's Paul Mackie 
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Feb. 1, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Video: What Excites TransportationCampers?
TransportationCamps bring together so many different kinds of planners, advocates, engineers and enthusiasts. The most recent one, in the Washington, D.C., region, gave us a chance to check out all the exciting work that's happening across the country in the transportation field. Take a look at our new video above, in which Mobility Lab's Paul 
Jan. 31, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Selling Bike Lanes: Lessons from Calgary's Ambitious Biking Network
Whether it's grounded in monetary costs or perceived traffic impacts, new bicycling infrastructure often raises a heated debate. But in Calgary, Alberta, the stakes were higher than normal when the issue of protected bike lanes came up for a vote by the city council in 2014. The city had proposed not just one lane project 
The post Selling Bike Lanes: Lessons from Calgary's Ambitious Biking Network appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jan. 28, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Arlington Welcomes Shift Technologies to Crystal City
Find out why ATP is extra excited to welcome Shift Technologies to Arlington and how we plan to partner with them and Arlington's multi-family residential communities.
Jan. 27, 2016, ATP
- Cold Weather Newbies
Camaraderie, preparation and fun— we ask some new winter riders to share their experiences.
Jan. 27, 2016, BikeArlington
- Inside the Planning of Baltimore's Transit Overhaul
How to refresh a bus system to better serve a city Transit in the Baltimore region as offered by the Maryland Transit Administration has essentially been an ongoing expansion project since the inception of streetcar services in the late 19th century. While there have been efforts to update the bus network, as well as the overall 
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Jan. 27, 2016, Mobility Lab
- 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
- Why We Love the ArlingtonVA App
Need to know if the County government is closed? Or maybe there's a giant pothole on your street. The ArlingtonVA app has you covered, check it out!
Jan. 22, 2016, ATP
- Biking in the Cold: Non-Pro Edition
Biking in the freezing cold can be hard. It can also be hilarious. And maybe a little enlightening. Check out why Keara, Business Development Manager, chooses to bike in crazy cold winds rather than taking the Metro.
Jan. 21, 2016, ATP
- Debunking Common Myths about Bikeshare in the Suburbs
Theres no need for a bikeshare station here. People in this neighborhood already have bikes. As bikeshare expands beyond Arlington, Virginias densest neighborhoods along Metro corridors, this is a comment the countys bikeshare planners hear a lot from the public. At first blush, it makes a certain amount of sense. If someone owns a bike, 
The post Debunking Common Myths about Bikeshare in the Suburbs appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Jan. 21, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Free Training Available for Concierges and Property Managers
It’s no secret that businesses, residents and visitors typically choose to be in Arlington for one key reason: location and accessibility. Which is why it’s become so important for property managers, building concierges, and company HR departments to become knowledgeable about the County transportation options and the best ways to travel around.
Jan. 19, 2016, ATP
- Mobility Lab Express #78 - TransportationCampers Unite
This past weekend, the fifth annual TransportationCamp DC brought together planners, advocates, engineers and enthusiasts for a day packed with new ideas, innovative proposals, and exciting lessons. A record number of attendees proposed sessions covering everything from regulations on automated taxis to organized 'armies' of transit advocates. For those who were not able to make it, sessions 
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Jan. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Three Ways to Transform Overbuilt Parking into Transportation Options
The ills of minimum parking requirements inducing demand for cars, increasing congestion, and raising the cost of real estate, to name a few have been well documented. In the last decade, broad driving-related trends, such as decreases in car ownership per household and vehicle miles traveled, suggest requiring more than one parking space 
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Jan. 15, 2016, Mobility Lab
- Millennials Survey May Not Tell the Whole Story
A recent report from American University's Kogod School of Business has us scratching our heads, reporting that 60% of millennials drive alone. But is this survey telling the whole story?
Jan. 14, 2016, ATP
- Carsharing Business Accounts
If your employees take transit to work, consider a corporate carsharing account for any midday meetings or events.
Jan. 13, 2016, ATP
- Transportation Pro Tips
Don't you wish you had the inside scoop on how to better use the region's transportation systems? Well, your wish has been granted.
Jan. 12, 2016, ATP
- Top 10 Blogs of 2015: Part 2
We're back with the big reveal of the top 5 blogs from 2015.
Jan. 12, 2016, ATP
- 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
- Start Taking Advantage of the Transit Benefit Increase
A new tax bill allows commuters to utilize up to $255/month for subsidized, pre-tax or combination transit benefits.
Jan. 8, 2016, ATP
- Welcome Christy Lee, New Business Development Specialist
Meet the newest member of our team, Christy Lee. We're excited to have her on board as our Business Development Specialist!
Jan. 7, 2016, ATP
- Top 10 Blogs of 2015: Part 1
Discover ATP's top 10 blogs posts from 2015. Are you surprised by any on the list?
Jan. 6, 2016, ATP
- 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
- Lyft for Work
If your company is ready to further enhance transit benefits, check out Lyft for Work. ATP just implemented the service in our office and we're excited to share how it works with you.
Dec. 29, 2015, ATP
- Happy Holidays from ATP
Sending warm wishes and cheer to you and yours.
Dec. 21, 2015, ATP