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Can a Maryland county give microtransit a success story to build on?

Small vehicle-based microtransit has traditionally been a last-resort form of mobility. In the U.S., publicly-managed “dial-a-ride” van systems serve handicapped people who are physically unable to use fixed-route transit, as well as some able-bodied exurban and rural populations who lack access to other transportation options. Worldwide, private operators provide loosely-regulated service in places where public...
Jul. 19, 2019, Mobility Lab

The Rise of Reverse Commuters on I-66

According to a recent report by commercial real estate firm JLL, more than 4.8 million workers in the US reverse commute to work—an 11.6% increase from 2011. A reverse commute is a trip, regularly taken, from an urban area to a suburban one in the morning and returning in the evening. Reverse commuters in Northern Virginia have many options to choose from to reduce their time on the road and avoid traffic. Is your property prepared to provide adequate amenities to residents?
Jul. 19, 2019, ATP

Local Companies Awarded for Making Commutes Easy

Commuter Connections honored three local companies at its 22nd annual Employer Recognition Awards at the National Press Club. The winners received top marks in the award categories for incentives, marketing, and telework. These innovative employers helped to save 8 million gallons of gasoline per year, while enhancing the health and happiness of their employees.
Jul. 18, 2019, ATP

Earn Cash with FlexTime Rewards

What if you could get paid to have a shorter commute? You can now, thanks to the new FlexTime Rewards program by Commuter Connections. The free FlexTime Rewards program will pay registered commuters an $8.00 cash incentive whenever they switch their commute times to avoid rush hour and help reduce congestion in the DC metro area’s main corridors.
Jul. 18, 2019, ATP

Arlington County's Guide for Implementing Flexible Transportation Services

Arlington County's Guide for Implementing Flexible Transportation Services is the result of a research effort that looked at on-demand transit service across the United States and examined case studies from other jurisdictions. The study explored different types of on-demand service with a focus on those that operate in an urban environment similar to Arlington’s.
Jul. 16, 2019, ART

Columbia Pike Improvements Explained

Right now, Columbia Pike is undergoing a major renovation plan known as Columba Pike Multimodal Street Improvements. It’s the reason for the construction you may have observed on the west end of Columbia Pike between Walter Reed Road and Carlin Springs Road.
Jul. 15, 2019, ATP

Bucheon, South Korea Shines with its People-Friendly Vision

Just like many cities worldwide, Bucheon, South Korea experienced increasing traffic congestion and car-centric design during the 1970s and 1980s. Bucheon is a satellite city of Seoul located in the Gyeonggi Province, and is the second most densely populated city in South Korea. The city is a cultural center and has three universities, hundreds of...
Jul. 15, 2019, WalkArlington

Our Shared Street Pop-Up Is August 22, 2019

We are excited to announce that our annual Our Shared Street Pop-Up will take place on August 22, 2019.  Join us for this fun-filled and family-friendly event. We will be highlighting the transportation resources that are available in Arlington and how you can get around efficiently and safely using these modes. Sharing is caring, let's be respectful of everyone's travel choices and share our streets with all modes.
Jul. 11, 2019, ATP

I Have a Car but I Would Rather Bike

Have you ever considered living without a car? Does it seem far-fetched to rely solely on public transportation? Are you concerned you’ll be late to work and not be able to buy all those bulk items from Costco without a car?   One great thing about living in the DC region is that you can...
Jul. 10, 2019, BikeArlington

Can the DC region make buses a mainstream way people get around?

The Washington, DC region was built around two primary forms of mobility. Personal cars, the area’s primary transportation mode, consume a tremendous amount of land. Thanks to  the region’s extensive network of automobile infrastructure, which features behemoths such as the Capital Beltway, Anacostia Freeway, and Rock Creek Parkway, it’s no surprise that – despite cars’...
Jul. 5, 2019, Mobility Lab

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