January 2012

Transit Tech

Build software or community with the Mobility Lab Transit Tech Initiative

Monday, January 30, 2012 11:51 AM

Are you fascinated by transportation and passionate about using technology to help people? The Mobility Lab, part of Arlington County Commuter Services, is looking for Software Development Fellows and an Open Source Community Manager to further its Transit Tech Initiative, which creates technology to help people understand their transportation choices and fosters open source collaboration. […]






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2007 Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) Client Study

Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:44 AM

The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze information needed to assess the performance and impact of Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) and their programs, and to establish benchmarks from which performance gains can be made. KEY FINDINGS ATP-specific Services:  Three-quarters of respondents are satisfied with ATP, 7 in 10 find them useful. Level […]






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2007 Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) Commuter Store Study

Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:29 AM

The purpose of this study is to understand how ACCS’ Commuter Store™ concept is currently performing, to identify ways to improve the product and service delivery, to measure the overall impact of ACCS’ investment in the Commuter Store, and to establish benchmarks from which performance gains can be made. KEY FINDINGS Pertinent Background Findings from […]






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2007 Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) CommuterPage.com Study

Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:27 AM

The purpose of this study is to understand how ACCS’ CommuterPage.com is currently performing, to identify ways to improve the site, to measure the overall impact of ACCS’ investment in CommuterPage.com, and to establish benchmarks from which performance gains can be made. KEY FINDINGS Demographics of CommuterPage.com Survey Respondents: The mean age of the respondents […]






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Experimental real-time transit screens come to Arlington and DC

Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:27 PM

If you go into the Java Shack coffee shop near Court House in Arlington, or walk past the Red Palace bar on H Street in DC, you will see a new experimental project from the Mobility Lab: Digital screens showing real-time transit arrivals and Capital Bikeshare availability. Real-time transit screen at Java Shack. At Java […]






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2008 Arlington Transit (ART) Rider Study

Monday, January 2, 2012 1:44 PM

As outlined in the 2006-2008 ACCS Program Research and Evaluation Plan, the purpose of the study is to: understand who is using ART and how they are using it; understand how ART is currently performing; identify ways to improve the product and service delivery; and establish benchmarks to assess future performance gains. KEY FINDINGS Demographic […]






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2008 ACCS CommuterDirect Corporate Study

Monday, January 2, 2012 6:36 AM

As outlined in the 2006-2008 ACCS Program Research and Evaluation Plan, the purpose of the study are to assess the performance and impact of CommuterDirect.com, to help refine and improve the overall CommuterDirect.com program, and to establish benchmarks from which future performance gains can be made. KEY FINDINGS While the number of total respondents represents […]






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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and the Long-Term Impact of the Rising Price of Gas

Sunday, January 1, 2012 10:23 AM

This white paper discusses the impact of rising gas prices on household budgets and travel behavior. Research and previous behaviors suggest that price increases alone are not going to be enough to change how people think about mobility. Here, we discuss the common myth (held by both the general public and those in the transit […]






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Transportation System Efficiency

Sunday, January 1, 2012 10:14 AM

Transportation system efficiency reduces congestion on roads, resulting in less time in traffic and more time with family, recreation. It also means reduced cost of road improvements. Roads really take a beating from heavy and constant traffic. But fewer cars means fewer road projects like street widening, and less road maintenance. That saves money for […]






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Quality of Life

Sunday, January 1, 2012 10:13 AM

Mobility is intrinsically related to the perception of quality of life. Mobility management programs increase access to services, communities, and destinations. They enhance the quality of life and vibrancy of neighborhoods. Savings in travel time means more time to pursue interests and hobbies. Making a wise choice among our mobility options keep us from wasting time […]






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