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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
Getting To and From Arlington
Our latest report details D.C. regional commuting trends in bike, walk, transit, telework, carpool, vanpool, and more.
Off to Work We Go
Our new infographic of how people get to and from Arlington for work, how they mix modes, and where they come from and go.
Commuting in San Francisco
Strong policy gives companies and employees incentives that reduce traffic jams.
Social Bicycles
One company looks at the next generation of improved access to transportation options.
Cities and Transit
Real-estate developers are smart to go where transportation options exist.

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Policy

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San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes

November 19, 2014 2:39 PM
Over the past few months, Washington D.C. and New York City have each passed laws for employee commuter benefits, and Honolulu and Kansas City are considering it. So why the growing interest? Probably partly because these cities have seen how, in San Francisco, there has been an increase in the ... Read More

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The Federal Government is Making Your Commute Worse

November 18, 2014 11:03 AM
TDM TAKEAWAY Commuters that use public-transportation need reassurance and financial incentive that rewards them for choosing an option that reduces traffic congestion, conserves energy, and protects the environment. There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated with the gridlocked federal government, but when it comes to transportation, this headline probably ... Read More

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Transit Tech

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Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option

November 17, 2014 1:50 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Further improving access to bikeshare may be one of the next frontiers in getting more people out of their cars and into other, easier transportation options. City bikeshare programs are ballooning across the country with a fairly simple concept – docked bikes that can be rented via credit ... Read More

Research

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New Regional Study Details How Commuters Get To and From Arlington

November 12, 2014 3:26 PM
What proportion of commuters to and from Arlington regularly drive alone, bike, walk, take transit, carpool or vanpool, or telework? The high-level answer to that question is that, of the 131,300 employed Arlington residents, about 53.3 percent who commute from a home in Arlington usually drive alone, while about 55.3 ... Read More

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Transit People DC

Transit is a Commonality of Booming, Vibrant Cities

November 10, 2014 3:58 PM
The smartest move for real-estate developers is to continue investing in cities that have many transportation options available to their potential tenants. TDM Takeaway Transit-oriented development, the foundation upon which transportation demand management rests, benefits the community and real-estate developers. This makes partnerships between developers and planners possible. And growing cities ... Read More

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Public-Transportation Users Can Earn Money By Clicking This Link

November 5, 2014 1:04 PM
The federal pre-tax transportation benefit is unfair to people who don’t drive to work. If you take public transportation or vanpool, you are eligible for only $130 per month in pre-taxed commuter benefits. But if you drive, you are allowed $250 in pre-tax benefits for parking expenses. Click here by ... Read More

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Transit Tech

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The Who, What, When, Where, Whys of CarFreeAtoZ

November 7, 2014 3:23 PM
TDM Takeaway To be able to better navigate a city, people need technology to get more advanced in showing them their way from Point A to Point B and beyond. As part of its Transit Tech Initiative, Arlington County is beta launching CarFreeAtoZ, an online resource for travelers in Arlington and the greater Washington region. What is CarFreeAtoZ? It’s the ... Read More

Transit Tech

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D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future

November 13, 2014 4:02 PM
One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track – a massive number considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. TDM TAKEAWAY Data collection is crucial ... Read More

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Economic Prosperity

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Bike Friendly is Business Friendly

November 4, 2014 12:42 PM
BikeArlington staffers Tim Kelley and Erin Potter talk about bike options with Mobility Lab’s Tom Fairchild and Virginia Senator Barbara Favola. (Left to right) It has been well documented that having happy and fit employees helps productivity and the bottom line, but many businesses may be overlooking one of the cheaper ways ... Read More

Toolkit

Dave Kirschner, VDOT, and Arlington County Personnel.

Going Behind the Scenes of Arlington's Bike and Pedestrian Innovations

November 7, 2014 10:56 AM
David Kirschner (left), coordinator of Arlington’s capital projects, speaks with county and VDOT staffers. How do government leaders learn from one another? One example is the recent tour Arlington County leaders offered to representatives from multiple Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts to ... Read More

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  • Safety issues could delay Metro's new rail cars November 21, 2014
    The new cars were supposed to debut in January, but the Tri-State Oversight Committee told Metro's Board Thursday there are issues that need to be corrected. -- Adam Tuss, November 21, 2014, NBC Washington […]
  • Some new Metro escalators break down November 21, 2014
    A handful of Metro’s 20 new escalators are similar to the old ones they replaced: out-of-service too often. In fact, one of three new escalators at the Pentagon station has not worked in 40 days. -- Martin Di Caro, November 21, 2014, WAMU […]

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  • Goodbye Two-Car Household; Hello Rideshare and Carshare November 21, 2014
    A new study from KPMG predicts that the U.S. will go from a majority multi-car household to one where only 43% of households have more than one motor vehicle by 2040, and rideshare and car-share, along with demographic changes, will play key roles.
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  • Los Angeles Prepares for its Next Major Earthquake November 21, 2014
    Dr. Lucy Jones advises the city known for seismic activity on how to avert economic disaster when a natural disaster inevitably strikes.
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