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The Pursuit of Happiness: How Commute Mode Affects Commute Mood

Choosing how to travel to and from work isn’t always an easy decision, even under normal circumstances. What time do you have to arrive at work? Is it going to rain in the afternoon? Will parking be available? How much is the transit fare during rush hour?  That’s all before Coronavirus impacted daily routines, now...
Sep. 29, 2020, Mobility Lab

Our Shared Street: Meet Our Partners

We hope you have marked your calendars for Our Shared Street on October 13 – 15. This year our family-friendly workshop will be held virtually with a social challenge, online workshops, and a mobile tour. Learn about transit options available to you in Arlington County and how to use the modes safely and efficiently, in a fun and creative way with your family and friends.
Sep. 25, 2020, ATP

Our Shared Street Goes Virtual on October 13–15, 2020

Traditionally this family friendly event has been a block party with transit information, music, and games but due to the pandemic we are hosting this year’s event virtually. Arlington County residents can join us from the comfort of their homes, participate in our virtual family-friendly workshops, enjoy interactive activities, and receive giveaways from local businesses.
Sep. 17, 2020, ATP

Tap and Go: WMATA’s New SmarTrip App

When Arlington commuters return to using public transportation, they can anticipate significant enhancements to the regional transit system. Over the summer, transportation officials implemented COVID-19 health and safety protocols, completed the Orange line platform improvements, and launched innovative new technology to bring commuters, residents, and visitors safely back to transit. On September 1, WMATA announced a “touch free” way to pay transit fares, plan a trip, and manage SmartBenefits from the convenience of your smartphone. Contactless payment apps offer an extra layer of safety by encouraging riders to avoid high-touch surfaces on fare vending machines. The SmarTrip mobile app makes it easy to tap and go, no card or cash required. The app also features a trip planning tool with real-time updates for bus and train arrivals.
Sep. 10, 2020, ATP

Stuff-the-Bus Event on September 26 & 27

Arlington Transit will be partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to hold a stuff-the-bus event on September 26 and 27. Help us fill STAR vehicles with non-perishable food items.
Sep. 10, 2020, ART

Public Transit Faces COVID Challenges but Can Boost Community Resilience

COVID-19 has brought swift, unrelenting harm. As applied to transportation, the pandemic’s pressure has forced us to rethink how we talk about and allocate space for moving people. This pressure has forced long-needed actions, including: Congress appropriated $25 billion to keep transit systems operating, understanding that people need sustained service to access the essential jobs...
Sep. 9, 2020, Mobility Lab

Car Free Day is Almost Here

As people return to the workplace, Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) continues to encourage use of sustainable transportation methods that would provide a stress-free commute. Car Free Day, on September 22, is a day to celebrate reducing your carbon footprint and promoting a more sustainable environment. By pledging to go car free for the day, you earn a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
Sep. 2, 2020, ATP

What Do Real Estate Developers Think About Autonomous Vehicles?

Though Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are a transportation technology and the field is being pushed forward by automotive companies such as Ford, and technology companies like Alphabet (Google), the adoption and use of AVs will be greatly influenced by private land developers. Transportation and land use are intimately linked; how we get around influences access to...
Sep. 1, 2020, Mobility Lab

Holiday Service on September 7 for Labor Day

Arlington Transit will operate holiday bus service on Monday, September 7, 2020, in observance of Labor Day. ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate and the ART customer call center will be closed.
Aug. 31, 2020, ART

Studying Local Perceptions of Autonomous Vehicles Today Will Help Shape Their Future

The development of fully autonomous vehicles is progressing rapidly, but many questions remain to be answered. Will people buy them? Will people pay to take trips in them? These are questions we will not be able to fully answer until autonomous vehicles (AVs) are widely available, but we can get an idea about the potential...
Aug. 26, 2020, Mobility Lab

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