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Top 4 Transportation Trends for 2020

Tenant demands are rapidly changing, and commercial properties are focusing more on their tenants’ transportation and commute demands. With the abundance of new transportation technologies—from e-scooters to electric bikes—we’ve put together a list of the top four tenant transportation trends that will help you keep your building ahead of the competition and ensure your tenants remain satisfied.
Jan. 24, 2020, ATP

Commuting in Madrid vs the DC Metro Area

As a Madrid native, I have always been proud of my city—the best tapas, my beloved soccer team, and the public transportation system! Have you ever wondered what the commute would be like if you lived in Madrid? I am going to try to answer that question for you.
Jan. 23, 2020, ATP

Discover How Carpooling Can Help Your School

For the many Arlington employees who live outside of the County, driving may be the best commuting option, as public transit, biking and walking may not be the shortest or easiest way to ride to work. However, carpooling (or ridesharing) with neighbors or coworkers is a great alternative to driving alone and can be beneficial to both workers and their employers.
Jan. 21, 2020, ATP

See What 2020 Has in Store For Your Commute

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) helped you earlier this year figure out your best commute option based on your zodiac sign. Now we are helping you plan a successful year and new decade with our predictions.
Jan. 21, 2020, ATP

For Mobility as a Service to succeed, consider it more as a policy than an app

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) holds a lot of promise as a way to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road as well as address equity concerns. MaaS is a way to integrate different transportation options in order to facilitate coordinating trip and route planning, mode selection, and payment, according to Andy...
Jan. 16, 2020, Mobility Lab

Holiday Service on January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. No other ART routes will operate and the ART Customer Call Center will be closed.  
Jan. 14, 2020, ART

Five Reasons to Consider Buying an E-Bike

We know many people love the simplicity of riding a traditional non-motorized bicycle. We also realize that some people consider e-bikes cheating. I’m not sure who they are cheating, but the statement is tossed around a lot. However, there are several reasons why someone may choose to purchase an e-bike. In part two of the...
Jan. 10, 2020, BikeArlington

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.
Jan. 6, 2020, ATP

Buying and Riding an E-Bike

Five years ago, I bought the prettiest blue Biria bike. It was an upright commuter bike that I adored and immediately named her Olivia. She was reliable and so much fun to ride. A few months after buying the bike, I moved to a hilly area and she became a little less fun to ride...
Jan. 3, 2020, BikeArlington

Nonprofit Alert: Tax on Transportation Benefits Repealed

As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, tax-exempt organizations were required to pay an unrelated business income tax (UBIT) of 21% on the value of transit and/or parking benefits offered to employees, under section 512(a)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code. This included organizations who offered transportation benefits through a pre-tax payroll deduction as well as through a monthly subsidy, causing many organizations to re-evaluate or eliminate their transit benefit.
Dec. 31, 2019, ATP

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