Month: December 2012

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Commuting Resolutions For the New Year

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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Chairman Shuster – It Has a Familiar Ring

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… Read more »

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Transportation the Disney Way

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…. Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »