Month: August 2011

Arlington, Virginia: More Evidence That Growth Can Be Green

Transportation Demand Management as practiced in Arlington, Virginia, is an integral part of an overall smart growth strategy.  This strategy has allowed Arlington to experience significant resident and employment growth without generating additional traffic congestion. Says Robert Thomson of The Washington Post, “Arlington County residents and their travel habits are shaped by transit and land… Read more »

Arlington Transportation Partners: We make Transportation simple!

Welcome to Arlington Transportation Partners, Arlington, Virginia’s business-to-business transportation consultants.  We make it easy to offer commuter and transportation benefits to your Arlington County employees, residents, guests, traveling across Arlington County and throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC region.

Return on Investment of TDM

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs have historically been implemented to address traffic congestion and air pollution caused by vehicle travel or to reduce transportation energy consumption. The TDM community has developed approaches to measure performance or quantify achievements towards these goals. The impacts of a TDM program are often expressed in terms of reductions in vehicle trips, vehicle… Read more »

Lab Project #1: Growing Capital Bikeshare – seeking input from the crowd

Capital Bikeshare’s phenomenal success demands fast growth.  In less than a year, CaBi ridership has increased to nearly 5000 trips per day.  To accommodate future growth, the system will expand its network of stations over the next few months. An immediate goal for CaBi expansion in Arlington is to create a dense network of stations… Read more »

ACCS Making an Impact FY2011

SUMMARY OF COMMUNITY BENEFITS On the average workday in FY 2011, Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) reduced traffic in Arlington by about 40,100 trips by helping people switch from driving alone to taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, or biking. Considering that the average lane of interstate highway carries approximately 4,000 – 6,000 vehicles in the… Read more »