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Mobility Lab
Stories, stats, and solutions from the real world for transportation options that are healthy, fun, and efficient.
Transit Tech Initiative
Arlington building high-tech commute-planning software.
New Capital Bikeshare Film
Our exclusive interview with filmmaker Tim Cone about his new bikeshare movie.
Apple's Transportation Program
While the tech giant is usually cutting edge, its transportation philosophy is stuck in the past.
Redefining Uber
Why the Term Rideshare Doesn't Fit
Arlington Streetcar
Streetcar would bring billions in revenue to Arlington and Fairfax counties.

Transit Tech

Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Uber and its ilk are cool and disruptive technologies, and our position at Mobility Lab is that additional transportation choices are always a good thing for consumers. But Uber's habit of calling itself a "rideshare company" is getting out of hand. Neither Uber, Sidecar, nor Lyft fit any of the criteria

Community Design

Paul on bike closeup

Capital Bikeshare is the Netflix of Transportation

The beauty of Capital Bikeshare lies not in how different or new the concept is but rather in how incredibly useful and easy it is to use. It seems likely that Steve Jobs, arguably the king of innovators, would have approved of Capital Bikeshare’s ability to become a break-out hit that consumers didn’t even know they wanted it in the first place. Read More
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April 16, 2014 3:38 PM

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Community Design

Monday, April 7, 2014 3:02 PM
Heading to Washington, D.C. over the Francis Scott Key Bridge can be a daunting task during rush hour, for motorists and pedestrians alike. The Key Bridge exists as the only elevated

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Community Design

Monday, April 14, 2014 11:23 AM
The Virginia Department of Transportation  (VDOT) is beginning to think about urbanism as an asset rather than a threat. This was apparent last week when the agency held a conference on the

Health

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:33 PM
May 7 is Walk and Bike to School Day 2014 in Arlington, Virginia (and Bike to School Day nationally), but once a year isn't the only time students can participate in these activities. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program designed to encourage walking and biking to

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Community Design

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:24 PM
In cities where space is in short supply, you need to think outside the box to make room for everyone. When it comes to a bicycle-friendly city like Copenhagen, with its countless cyclists, cars aren’t the only modes of transportation that need to be parked. You need to allot parking spaces

Research

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:35 PM
A new study commissioned by Arlington County shows that the Columbia Pike Streetcar would spur billions of dollars in revenue for Arlington and Fairfax counties. Between $3.2 billion and $4.4 billion in incremental benefits (over and above capital expenditures and operating costs) would be realized for the two counties over 30 years. This

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Register Now

Should the bikeshare industry adopt an open data standard? As bikesharing spreads to more cities, having a common method for accessing and analyzing data will become more important. We know that transit systems work best when agencies concentrate on their core mission. Transit agencies are not in the information technology business;

Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Wed
2014
12:00 PM Lunch At the Lab: Teaching Transportation @ Mobility Lab
Lunch At the Lab: Teaching Trans… @ Mobility Lab
Apr 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch At the Lab: Teaching Transportation @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Laurie Schintler will be our special guest to lead a discussion about training the transportation leaders of tomorrow. Laurie is Director of the Transportation Policy [...]
May
1
Thu
2014
6:00 PM Transportation Techies: Bike Hack Night @ Mobility Lab
Transportation Techies: Bike Hac… @ Mobility Lab
May 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Transportation Techies: Bike Hack Night @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
May is National Bike Month, so for our May meetup, we’re going to look at bike-based apps and data visualizations. In the coming month, we’ll [...]
Jun
10
Tue
2014
all-day Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit @ Hamilton Crowne Plaza
Innovation in Mobility Public Po… @ Hamilton Crowne Plaza
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit @ Hamilton Crowne Plaza | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The two-day Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit will bring forward-thinking transportation professionals together in Washington D.C. to discuss new developments in shared-use mobility [...]

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Arlington’s Transit Tech Initiative

Arlington’s Transit Tech Initiative

This project will provide travelers with personalized information that reflects their transit needs.

The Mobility Lab Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator

The Mobility Lab Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator

Research Commentary

Research Studies

RSS CommuterPage.com

  • Pedestrian hit, killed by CSX train in Md. April 18, 2014
    Prince George's County fire officials say a pedestrian was hit and killed near the MARC train station in Greenbelt Thursday evening. -- April 17, 2014, WUSA 9 […]
  • Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee April 18, 2014
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed the bill passed by the General Assembly to eliminate the monthly fee the state charges for maintenance of E-ZPass accounts. Now, the state’s transportation department has to figure out how to do that. -- Robert Thomson, April 17, 2014, Washington Post […]

RSS Planetizen

  • Urban Planning for Public Health in California’s San Joaquin Valley April 17, 2014
    The American Lung Association is making an “urban planning push” in three San Joaquin Valley counties, according to a recent article in Associations Now. The idea behind the efforts to reduce public health risks: promote walkable communities.
    Planetizen
  • Rent Unaffordable in 90 U.S. Cities April 17, 2014
    Several recent reports lend credence to the “rent is too damn high” narrative. But exorbitant rents aren’t just a story in New York City or San Francisco—median rent is higher than 30 percent of median income in 90 cities in the United States.
    Planetizen

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LinkedIn Discussions on Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

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