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Webinar: How to use the Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator

As a field dominated by strategies to help people drive less (like marketing, transit benefits, and other behavioral nudges), transportation demand management (TDM) has long struggled with quantifying its results. That gap is where the idea for the Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator (or the TDM return on investment calculator) comes in. Funded by the Federal Highway... Read more » The post Webinar: How to use the Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 22, 2019, Mobility Lab

Benches and transit shelters make riders happier, study finds

It feels like there’s a new tech product “disrupting” the transportation industry every day, from e-scooters to mobility-as-a-service apps. But sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest improvements in our mobility. In this case, it’s benches and transit shelters. A new study found that the ability to rest is one of the most... Read more » The post Benches and transit shelters make riders happier, study finds appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 20, 2019, Mobility Lab

Who’s liable in a crash: people driving or people walking? (Infographic)

In the United States, determining who is at fault in a crash – and who has to pay the damages – depends on state laws. In most states, people pay damages proportional to the damages they cause. This is called comparative negligence. But in four states, people walking and biking are often held responsible for... Read more » The post Who’s liable in a crash: people driving or people walking? (Infographic) appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 19, 2019, Mobility Lab

These 4 states should fix their unfair treatment of people walking

A roaring, 2,000-pound mass of steel careens into human flesh. The victim is jaywalking; the driver is both speeding and texting. Who is at fault? In four states, it’s not the driver. Virginia, where Mobility Lab is located; Maryland, where I live; Alabama; and North Carolina all maintain a doctrine of contributory negligence. This means... Read more » The post These 4 states should fix their unfair treatment of people walking appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 19, 2019, Mobility Lab

Enjoy the Best of Walking on National Walking Day

National Walking Day on April 3 is WalkArlington’s favorite day of the year, of course. It’s a day that celebrates the joys and importance of walking, Arlington’s walkable community, and all of the people who walk, including you. Moving Around in Arlington Walking is our favorite way to move around Arlington. It makes us happier, Read More
Mar. 18, 2019, WalkArlington

Emotions shape opinions. What does that mean for transit advocates?

This article is adapted from a shorter op-ed in our latest Express newsletter. If you want to hear from us first, subscribe here.  One of Duke University’s reasons for vetoing a light rail project is that construction would disrupt underground utilities that serve its medical center, as reported by the New York Times. Multiple readers... Read more » The post Emotions shape opinions. What does that mean for transit advocates? appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 18, 2019, Mobility Lab

ART 41, 43, 45, 55, 77: Detours on March 16 for Four Courts 4 Miler

Due to road closures for the Four Courts 4 Miler Race on Saturday, March 16, there will be detours on ART 41, 43, 45, 55 and 77 from 6:30 am - 11:00 am.
Mar. 15, 2019, ART

Can Instagram influencers save public transportation?

Editor’s note: welcome to our new Friday Fun feature!  Okay, you read the headline and you’re rolling your eyes. Fine. But before we get into why I believe that Instagram influencers can save the world, let me walk you through how the burgeoning influencer economy works (and why HubSpot predicts the industry will be worth... Read more » The post Can Instagram influencers save public transportation? appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 15, 2019, Mobility Lab

Transportation Techies build data tools to communicate transit’s needs

The fact that Transportation Techies (our geeky meet-up group) even exists shows that we swim in a sea of data. Luckily, there’s a conversation bubbling among transit agencies and advocates about how best to interpret and communicate the travel data that agencies collect. Transportation Techies’ Bus Hack Night III provided a platform for tech-focused transportation... Read more » The post Transportation Techies build data tools to communicate transit’s needs appeared first on Mobility Lab.
Mar. 14, 2019, Mobility Lab

Sneak Peek at Our National Walking Day Partners

Who is excited for National Walking Day? Everybody! National Walking Day is a great way to promote health and wellness in your organizations and to encourage physical activity amongst employees, neighbors, and friends. In our effort to make National Walking Day festivities fun, we partner with local businesses and retailers that are within walking distance at each pit stop. The partnership gives participants an opportunity to explore and interact with nearby businesses. It also means more giveaways!
Mar. 13, 2019, ATP

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