Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro
Arlington to review parking recommendations for condos, apartments near Metro
Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years
Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years
Bikeshare operators addressing rebalancing and other fixes to maximize reliability Bikeshare operators addressing rebalancing and other fixes to maximize reliability
Bikeshare operators addressing rebalancing and other fixes to maximize reliability
Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic
Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic
Will people ever share rides in small and mid-size cities? Will people ever share rides in small and mid-size cities?
Will people ever share rides in small and mid-size cities?

Mobility Lab is the source of research and best practices for advocates working to increase awareness about better transportation options.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
11
Tue
2017
Transportation Techies: Bus Hack Night II @ Jackson Graham Building
Apr 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

From the event page:

Let’s talk about bus technologies and ways to use data collected from buses. Doors open at 6:30 (with pizza !), and speakers will start at 7:00.

Contact Michael if you have a project to share – anything bus-related that was built with code (app, hacks, data visualizations, maps, etc).

So far we have:

Many thanks to all our sponsors: MapZen for providing the food, WMATA for letting us use their venue, and, as always, to everyone at Mobility Lab.

Bus Hack Night I was way back in April, 2014. Pix here.

Our hashtag is #bushacknight. As always, stay tuned to @techiesdc for updates.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP on the Meetup page here.

Apr
19
Wed
2017
ACT Public Policy Summit
Apr 19 @ 8:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 12:00 PM

The Public Policy Summit engages ACT members and representatives of the broader TDM and Mobility-on-Demand community in important conversations around policy issues involving regulations and legislation that are critical to the support of transportation demand management strategies and increasing the use of transportation options.

This exciting and engaging event is an opportunity to learn, shape, and be heard. ACT is ready to build off its recent success in the FAST Act and the passage of permanent transit benefit parity.  It also provides attendees an opportunity to meet directly with policymakers and elected leaders to show the positive impact that our programs and organizations have on individual commuters, employers, and our communities.

The event will focus on polices at all levels of government, from learning about and helping shape Federal regulations down to learning about local ordinances that promote TDM and Mobility-on-Demand.

This year’s luncheon keynote speaker will be Vincent Valdes, of the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation.

View the entire program here.  The schedule is subject to change.

Mobility Lab is proud to be a sponsor of the Policy Summit.

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Mobility Lab Research

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments


February 16, 2017    Wendy Duren

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with… Read more »

Analysis of military base travel choices leads to improved pedestrian connections, more transportation options

Analysis of military base travel choices leads to improved pedestrian connections, more transportation options


July 13, 2016    Paul Mackie

Arlington’s work to improve military base transportation options gets top marks Look at a map of Arlington County, Virginia, and it’s easy to see just how much of it is covered by Arlington National Cemetery and the crescent moon-shaped Fort Myer-Henderson Hall military base on its western border. But, considering Arlington’s wide array of public… Read more »

Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?

Where did people ride Capital Bikeshare during the Metro shutdown?


April 11, 2016    Adam Russell

The sudden Metrorail shutdown on March 16 took nearly everyone by surprise, and was a nearly unprecedented move by WMATA. While the decision disrupted the commutes of hundreds of thousands of commuters, it did provide agencies with an opportunity to observe how the other components of the D.C. region’s transportation system handled the new demand…. Read more »

A closer look at who bikes to work in Arlington

A closer look at who bikes to work in Arlington


March 17, 2016    Stephen Crim

Last month, the District Department of Transportation released a map, broken down by census tract, of how many people commuted by bike in Northwest D.C. as part of its presentation on a proposed protected bike lane in Shaw. In a blog post over at BikeArlington, our Research Director Stephen Crim took a similar look at Arlington County’s commuting habits… Read more »

External Research

Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years

Report envisions possible paths transportation technologies may take us in next 20 years


March 22, 2017    Hannah Budnitz

A version of this post originally appeared on contributor Hannah Budnitz’s blog, Go-How.com. As in the United States, how people will get around Great Britain in the near future is especially unclear given a number of emerging technologies. A recent report from RAND explored this uncertainty, offering three alternative visions of the future of mobility,… Read more »

Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic

Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic


March 20, 2017    Paul Mackie

Split of benefits and costs could spark much-needed national transportation discussion Just what a future transportation system with autonomous vehicles looks like isn’t completely clear-cut. However, Kara Kockelman, a University of Texas-based leading academic on the subject, has predictions for their economic impacts. In a South by Southwest presentation last week, she put forth a… Read more »

Capturing major DC events on bike and walking counters

Capturing major DC events on bike and walking counters


March 17, 2017    Angela Urban

Bike/ped traffic counter spikes for disruptive events emphasize importance of transportation options Arlington has 38 bike and pedestrian counters along its trails and bike lanes, six of which capture how many people cross the Potomac River into Washington, D.C., every day. Two counters are located on Memorial Bridge, two on Key Bridge, one on Roosevelt… Read more »

Transit as a lifelong habit: Early transit use informs choices later on in life

Transit as a lifelong habit: Early transit use informs choices later on in life


March 9, 2017    Adam Russell

Travel choices are a habit, and not just one for a day-to-day consideration. A new study by Michael Smart and Nicholas Klein found that people who lived near reliable transit options early in their lives, such as in their 20s and 30s, were more likely to choose transit later on. Writing on Planetizen, the authors… Read more »