December 2012

Economic Prosperity
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Commuting Resolutions For the New Year

Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:16 PM

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions yet? With 2013 less than a week away, now is a good time to start planning. The thing about your daily commute is that it can influence many of the things that will probably be on your resolution list. Resolution #1 – Save Money: Switching from driving […]

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Research
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2013 Will be the Year of Streamlining Our Business Lives – Forbes

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:12 PM

How quickly will the workplace evolve in 2013? Brett Caine, a vice president at Citrix Online Services, has written a fascinating article at Forbes, and many of his trends portend good things for reducing our solo-driving footprints for getting to our jobs. By embracing technology, Caine envisions that businesses increasingly will offer work-at-home options to […]

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Policy
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Chairman Shuster – It Has a Familiar Ring

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:53 PM

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), like his father before him, will be the Chairman of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the 113th Congress. If you have ever driven through the middle of Pennsylvania on I-99, the Bud Shuster Highway, then you have no doubt about this family’s connection to transportation. However, the legacy of the […]

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How To

Mobility Lab Express #4

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:52 PM

Mobility Lab Express #4 – December 15, 2012 (PDF) This issue, we look inside the Mobility Lab Toolbox, which provides insight into how Arlington County, Virginia and Washington D.C. have implemented transportation-oriented development that works and can easily be replicated.  

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Toolkit
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The Personal Benefits of “Mobility Management”

Monday, December 17, 2012 12:21 PM

“Mobility management” is, from a personal perspective, about accessibility. It’s about having travel options that are superior to driving alone. For an individual, mobility management has a lot of benefits. You can save a lot of money. Often, you can also save time. You might save on the stress of getting caught in traffic. There’s […]

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Community Design
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Transportation the Disney Way

Monday, December 17, 2012 11:20 AM

Last weekend I flew to Orlando for a somewhat ill-fated weekend at Disney World with my mom and aunt. Let’s just say my 12-hour delayed flight home was not the worst of the problems … Nevertheless, I love Disney World, and since my mom and aunt had never been, it was fun to explore everything with them. […]

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Research
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Biking, Walking and New Plans for Improving Quality of Life: Fun Facts and Tweets

Friday, December 14, 2012 4:44 PM

Mobility Lab and some of our partners like goDCgo, Arlington Transportation Partners, and BikeArlington were very busy tweeting at an excellent event today called Conquering the Commute: Solutions for Washington Transit, held by the Washington Post. Here is a sampling of the some of the best information we gathered (and tweeted about) from the panel on “Biking, Walking and […]

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Research
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Riding the Rails and Catching the Bus: Fun Facts and Tweets

Friday, December 14, 2012 4:17 PM

Mobility Lab and some of our partners like goDCgo, Arlington Transportation Partners, and BikeArlington were very busy tweeting at an excellent event today called Conquering the Commute: Solutions for Washington Transit, held by the Washington Post. Here is a sampling of the some of the best information we gathered (and tweeted about) from the panel […]

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Community Design
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Mixed Use and High Density are the Cures for Phoenix’s Traffic Ills – Arizona DOT

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:13 PM

What’s really interesting in a new Arizona Department of Transportation report is not the finding that higher-density metro areas in Phoenix are less congested and traffic clogged than car-dependent outlying suburbs. No, the most important aspect of the report may be the crucial recommendations located way at the back between pages 216 and 219. “Land Use […]

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Environment
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Travel Alternatives to Driving Improve Our Health, Air, and Finances – Environmental Health

Monday, December 10, 2012 4:22 PM

We all know that driving is not exercise, and that it’s not healthy for us or good for the environment. But, surprisingly, there had never been a study that actually looked at the CO2 air pollution resulting from active commuting (like bicycling or walking to work) compared to car commuting. The latest issue of the […]

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