December 2011


2009 Commuter Stores Study – Wave 2

Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:50 PM

The purpose of the study is to: understand how ACCS’ Commuter Store™ concept is currently performing; identify ways to improve the product and service delivery; measure the overall impact of ACCS’ investment in the Commuter Store; and benchmark against the 2007 Commuter Store Study. KEY FINDINGS Demographics of Commuter Store Survey Respondents: Slightly more males […]


2009 ATP Employee Commute Survey

Saturday, December 31, 2011 4:24 PM

This study was conducted to make direct contact with the employees in Arlington County. The purpose of this study was to: (a) assess current commuting patterns and benefits offered/used by employees in each urban village (b) directly market Arlington’s travel options and benefits to commuters who could then champion change from within the organization (c) […]


Virginia’s first Light Rail line exceeds expectations in Norfolk

Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:57 PM

On December 17, Norfolk’s Tide Light Rail celebrated its 500,000th rider.  That’s over 40% more than originally projected since opening earlier this year.  And people are noticing.

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Happy Holidays from the Lab!

Friday, December 23, 2011 10:58 AM

Here at Mobility Lab, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with all of you.  Launching the lab in 2011 was a group effort, so please accept our thanks.  Together we can do great things! As we pause to celebrate the season, we hope your mobility brings you closer to those you love over the holidays […]

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2011 ACCS BikeArlington Study

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:05 PM

  BikeArlington, a program of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), works to make biking in Arlington easier, safer, and more convenient. In 2011, the Southeastern Institute of Research was contracted to survey both bikers and non-bikers in Arlington to understand the impact of the program and to learn ways to encourage more widespread use of cycling […]

Walk Behavior Change

2011 ACCS WalkArlington Study

Monday, December 19, 2011 10:13 AM

More people are walking more of the time for more reasons in Arlington County. It’s obvious if you’re out on Arlington’s sidewalks, pathways, and trails.  But thanks to a recent Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) survey of Arlington walkers, we now have quantifiable confirmation. Further, responses indicate that the outreach and promotional efforts of WalkArlington, the […]


New app hailed on Regional News outlets!

Friday, December 16, 2011 12:05 PM

Transit Near Me has been receiving lots of attention since a beta launch last week. Michelle Basch introduced listeners on WTOP radio to the new app saying, “if you drive because you don’t think public transportation can get you where you need to go, you might want to check out a new app created in […]


Giving Vanpools Another Look

Monday, December 12, 2011 9:56 PM

Lessons Learned from Vanpool Boot Camp! Relaxing in a captain’s chair reading your I-Pad while zooming up HOV lanes? Offering open seats to friends on Facebook who might need a one-time ride with you? Joining a vanpool at the last minute to access a location that has no other transit options? Clearly this isn’t your […]


Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) Studies

Thursday, December 8, 2011 1:29 AM

ACCS has conducted extensive research on the use and awareness of sustainable transportation options in Arlington County. Surveys and studies conducted by the ACCS Research Program since 2000 are listed below. (Please note that links on this page will be updated periodically as the ACCS Research Program transitions and merges with Mobility Lab.) ACCS Making an Impact […]

Transit Tech

Transit Near Me shows your transit choices

Monday, December 5, 2011 6:44 PM

For the last few months, David Alpert, Eric Fidler, and I have been working at the Mobility Lab, part of Arlington County Commuter Services, to build tools to help people better understand transit. We’d like you to beta test one of our first creations, Transit Near Me. Transit near Clarendon. Transit Near Me is a […]