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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of "transportation demand management" – helping people use transit infrastructure.
Transit and Obesity
Public transportation needs to play a bigger role in connecting people to supermarkets.
Driverless Cars
A new report finds that truly autonomous vehicles won't be in the mix until at least 2060.
Low Incomes and Carshare, Bikeshare, and Rideshare
Policymakers should launch pilot projects to improve options for people.
CarFreeAtoZ
New goodies being added in beta phase of Arlington commuter trip-planning technology.
Mobile Apps
Here are seven no traveler on public-transportation should be without.

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Economic Prosperity

Jobs Low Income

More Jobs Created Through Public Transportation Than Roads

January 22, 2015 12:48 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Transit is key to both creating jobs and increasing access to existing jobs. A large number of people across the country live in neighborhoods with very poor transit options, and many of them don’t have incomes generous enough to support car ownership. How does someone manage to find ... Read More

Transit Tech

Transit Apps

7 Apps Public Transportation Users Need Now

January 21, 2015 4:38 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Mobile apps make riding on public transportation much more predictable and enjoyable. In days gone by, those who used public transit were at the mercy of the drivers or train operators, traffic, and fate. Sure, there were schedules, and you could read the daily newspaper or a paperback ... Read More

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Research

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Fully Driverless Cars Will Be Ready in 2060, Report Finds

January 16, 2015 3:16 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Transportation planners should focus on policies that prepare a far-future infrastructure with driverless cars in the mix. The impact of autonomous – driverless – vehicles is still a ways in the future, according to projections made in a new report by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy ... Read More

Transit Tech

TCamp intros

“Best Conference Ever:” TransportationCamp's Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees

January 14, 2015 12:42 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY If learning forums can energize rather than make people sleepy, attendees just might take innovative ideas back to the real world of transportation. It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday and the TransportationCamp emcee chirpily asks participants – all 425 of them – to introduce themselves and then say three ... Read More

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Economic Prosperity

shared use

Providing a Leg Up to Low-Income Americans with Rideshare, Carshare, and Bikeshare

January 12, 2015 12:23 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Policymakers and others need to find ways to increase use of shared-mobility options by people with low incomes. The past decade has seen an explosion in shared-use mobility. Bikeshare, carshare, and rideshare services have become welcome transportation options for Americans. They are even leading people to rethink the need ... Read More

Transit Tech

TCamp The Board

TransportationCamp Provides a Twist on the Usual Academic Conference

January 13, 2015 11:31 AM
TDM TAKEAWAY The innovative approaches discussed at TransportationCamp provide a glimpse of the way public transportation will operate in the future. Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason University’s Arlington campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. The unconference – which occurs in other cities but also in ... Read More

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Economic Prosperity

CaBi cash slideshow

Arlingtonians Can Now Pay Cash for Capital Bikeshare Membership

January 15, 2015 12:38 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Bikeshare hasn’t been embraced by all people equally. Arlington hopes a cash-membership option will make it attractive to more people. The new year is seeing a new way for Arlington County residents to obtain Capital Bikeshare memberships: with cash. The pilot program, called Arlington Resident Cash Membership, begins ... Read More

Transit Tech

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CarFreeAtoZ Adding Goodies to Become the Complete Trip Planner

January 9, 2015 4:34 PM
CarFreeAtoZ is a personalized trip-planning and comparison tool that Arlington County, Virginia beta-launched this fall as part of its Transit Tech Initiative. Click here for more about the Transit Tech Initiative Now, beta testing is wrapping up and feedback is being incorporated. Here are some of the top priorities identified: Making ... Read More

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Economic Prosperity

Groceries Bus stop

Transit is Key to Solving Our National Obesity Crisis

January 7, 2015 3:02 PM
TDM TAKEAWAY Public transportation needs to play a bigger role in connecting people to healthier, non-fattening foods found at supermarkets. A staple of every household’s week is a trip to the supermarket. Maybe you jump in your car for a 10-minute drive, or get on a bus or metro or your bike for a short ride. You likely don’t think ... Read More

Community Design

Rideshare

Mobility Lab's Top 10 Stories of 2014

December 22, 2014 1:57 PM
Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft Are Great Options, But They Are Not Ridesharing Companies– Although these companies still mistakenly refer to themselves as “ridesharing” services, they should be commended for giving people more transportation options and beginning to allow people to actually share rides ... Read More

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

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Metro Hack Night II: Silver Line Edition @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Metro Hack Night is a show & tell of Metro-related apps and data visualizations. Our focus will be on the impact of the new Silver [...]

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  • Airlines preemptively cancel 3,500 flights ahead of Monday storm January 26, 2015
    If you've got an airline ticket to travel on Monday, your flight may already be canceled. And your chances will be even worse on Tuesday. -- Ben Mutzabaugh, January 26, 2015, USA Today […]
  • Arlington OKs improvements along Old Dominion Drive January 26, 2015
    County Board members on Jan. 24 voted to award a contract worth $7.3 million -- with about one-third the money coming from the Virginia Department of Transportation -- to upgrade infrastructure along Old Dominion Drive from 38th Street North to a point west of North Glebe Road. -- January 25, 2015, Inside NoVa […]

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  • Kaunas launches taxi service for people with reduced mobility (Lithuania) January 23, 2015
    Language English Kaunas will become the third city in Lithuania to implement a social taxi system for people with reduced mobility. ‘This is not just a social service, but a campaign that invites the movement of persons with disabilities into the city, to live an active life,’ said Arunas Survila of the National Institute for […]
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  • PUMAS project partners sign mobility declaration January 22, 2015
    Language English The EU-funded PUMAS project has published a declaration signed by its partners on institutional co-operation for sustainable urban mobility planning.   The PUMAS partnership is a consortium of five cities, a university, a chamber of commerce, an environmental agency, a transport provider and two research centres from Italy, France, Austria, Germany and Slovenia. […]
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The Transportation-Public Health Link (T-PH Link) is based on a systems approach to transportation infrastructure, which integrates sociopolitical, economic and environmental factors impacting long-term sustainability and quality of life.

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SMART URBANISM: A new initiative started by leading urbanist, Kelvin Campbell, advances a radical evolution in the planning, design and delivery of cities. drawing on the great urban theorists and systems thinking, it is designed to work with the complexity of the city.

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