August 2011


Arlington, Virginia: More Evidence That Growth Can Be Green

Sunday, August 28, 2011 5:19 PM

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 […]

by Dwight Martino
How To

Arlington Transportation Partners: We make Transportation simple!

Sunday, August 28, 2011 4:42 PM

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.

by MobilityLabTeam

Return on Investment of TDM

Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:17 PM

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 […]

by Sonali Soneji
Transit Tech

Lab Project #2: Hosting Transit Techs – collaborating for better applications

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:50 PM

Open data seems to be all the rage these days with sources ranging from WMATA to the Federal Government’s  But honestly, who wants to sit down and read data tables?  Clearly the true power of open data comes with strategic applications that showcase the information in useful ways.

by Tom Fairchild
How To

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:45 PM

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 […]

by Tom Fairchild

ACCS Making an Impact FY2011

Monday, August 15, 2011 2:34 PM

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 […]

by MobilityLabTeam