Posts from ACCS & Partner Blogs
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.
- Recent Posts
- Did You Know: Capital Bikeshare Offers Corporate Memberships
Did you know you, as an employer in Arlington County, you can offer your employees a Capital Bikeshare Membership at a discounted price? Keep reading for more information!
Feb. 27, 2015, ATP
- ART Bus Series: ART 42 (Ballston - Pentagon)
In our next ART bus series blog, check out the ART 42. It's a time and money saving option when it comes to travel in Arlington County. Have you been missing out?
Feb. 26, 2015, ATP
- Meet the Cast!
Feb. 26, 2015, BikeArlington
- How Tricky Automobile Love Affair PR Buried Roanokes Treasured Past
America's love affair with the automobile, as a recent Washington Post piece points out, is largely a fabrication. Author Emily Badger recounts the myths origin in 1961 as the launch of a very successful public-relations campaign to, among other things, build support for massive infrastructure projects that were proposed in cities across the country 
Feb. 25, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Four Reasons to Bike in Arlington
Whether you're a bike pro or a novice, there are plenty of reasons why you should get out to explore Arlington County on two wheels. Here are our four top reasons to bike the County (commute or hobby).
Feb. 23, 2015, ATP
- An Inside Glimpse of How Parking is Going High Tech
The January edition of Transportation Techies, titled Autotopia, focused on moving cars from A to B. And a key theme of the night was: where exactly are we going to stash all these cars once they arrive at their destinations? Parking garages along main thoroughfares can fill quickly, while garages down a back alley might 
Feb. 23, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking
Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the countrys future transportation needs. Thats one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama administration's 30-year framework of our transportation 
Feb. 20, 2015, Mobility Lab
- 5 Ways Our Transportation Vocabulary Makes Absolutely No Sense
Planners (myself included) love to bemoan our societys over-reliance on the automobile. We attribute it to misguided-land use policies that promote sprawl, and funding biases that direct more money toward paving roads than expanding transit service. We even acknowledge that we are up against a car culture or Americas love affair with the automobile which 
Feb. 20, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Urban Village Highlight: Shirlington
Get off the Metro line and on to the bus to discover all Arlington County has to offer. Check out our latest Urban Village highlight of Shirlington!
Feb. 20, 2015, ATP
- Transit Comfort Begins with Great Customer Service
There's a story thats popular in business schools. A blizzard in the California Sierras had knocked out all communications and deliveries to customers of a California FedEx office. Unable to meet the companys absolutely, positively delivered overnight guarantee, a junior FedEx staffer, without approval of his managers, rented a helicopter (charging it on his personal 
Feb. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Mobility Lab Express #56 February 15, 2015
President Obama has released his proposed budget, which includes $478 billion over six years for infrastructure, including a much-needed 75% increase in transit spending. Mobility Lab Express #56 February 15, 2015 Also in this issue: ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: How Uber is Driving Down the Cost of Transportation RESEARCH: 2 Down Sides to Low Gas Prices 
Feb. 19, 2015, Mobility Lab
- How I Commute To Work: Keara
See how Keara Mehlert, Business Development Manager, gets to work every day when you check out our new series, How I Commute To Work.
Feb. 19, 2015, ATP
- Boeing Flies Right on Transportation Options
Boeing's new regional headquarters has opened in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. And its an example of how a large company can prop up a local economy while minimizing its impact on traffic congestion. Boeing chose Crystal City because of its location across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., and for the multiple 
Feb. 13, 2015, Mobility Lab
- Did You Know: Companies Benefit from Transportation Surveys
Did you know your company could benefit from a complimentary transportation survey? See how ATP can help!
Feb. 13, 2015, ATP
- INFOGRAPHIC: Myth: Funding Public Transportation is Too Costly
President Obama has released his proposed budget, which includes $478 billion over six years for infrastructure, including a much-needed 75 percent increase in transit spending. State DOTs would also be given incentives to expand bicycling and walking options, TIGER grant funding would be increased, and bridges would have some added money for repairs. If the 
Feb. 11, 2015, Mobility Lab
- CarFreeAtoZ - Trip Planning Tool Updates
CarFreeAtoZ has moved out of beta testing and is ready for you to try the comprehensive trip planning tool! Discover your best transit option and see how much money you can save and how many pounds you can lose when you choose to take public transportation.
Feb. 11, 2015, ATP
- Arlington Hotels Helping Drive Public-Transportation Ridership
When it comes to public transportation, some of Arlington, Virginias most forward-thinking businesses are in the hospitality industry. A handful of hotels have recently been recognized for their initiatives, in partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), to implement transit benefits and educate their employees about the areas transportation options. They were honored at a recent 
Feb. 10, 2015, Mobility Lab
- National Walk@Lunch Day 2015 - Save the Date
Save the Date for National Walk@Lunch Day 2015! We want to see you out there walking with your colleagues.
Feb. 10, 2015, ATP
- ART Bus Series: ART 53 (Ballston/Old Glebe/East Falls Church)
Another installment in our ART Bus Series! Check out Pinky's take on the great stops along the ART 53 route.
Feb. 9, 2015, ATP
- Space Hogs Are Roadblocking the Happy City From Us
Everyone hates sitting in traffic. Of course, congestion at peak commute times is to be expected. Its admittedly very difficult to move millions of people within a very short window of time with limited road space. In most places road-widening to reduce congestion isnt possible. But even if it were, we shouldnt be so quick 
Feb. 6, 2015, Mobility Lab