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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
Uber and Lyft
Can "for-hire" services actually take cars off the road and reduce jams?
Transit Mapping
How much better would transit maps be if they just included the most relevant info?
Public Attitudes on Transit
Our package of five blogs on TransitCenter's new landmark report.
North American Bikeshare Association
New group to build a template and forum for bikeshare planners.
TDM Leaders
"Transportation demand" industry matures with better and better initiatives.

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Research

Carpool Roanoke

Uber, Lyft May Add Convenience … And Traffic Jams

September 24, 2014 10:14 AM
This article is adapted from one published at RIDE Solutions. Uber and Lyft aren’t in Roanoke yet, but they’re now, temporarily, legal in Virginia. For cities like mine, where Uber and Lyft will eventually arrive, it may be time to ask what these companies bring to the sustainable transportation table? As it ... Read More

Transit Tech

Online Mapping

Building Better Online Transit Mapping For All

October 1, 2014 1:19 PM
One of the exciting aspects of the Arlington Transit Tech Initiative is how it rethinks the way information about travel options is visually presented. TDM Takeaway Improved online transit mapping is one of the many ways tech can increase public-transportation ridership. In April, we introduced you to the Transitive.js library, a web-based platform ... Read More

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Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

September 18, 2014 4:00 AM
Americans took a record 10.7 billion rides on U.S. transit systems in 2013. Who exactly were these riders, and why did they choose public transit over other options? A major report released today offers the latest and most comprehensive answers to this question of “changing attitudes … propelling recent ridership ... Read More

Policy

Stephen at ACT Chesapeake chapter conference in 2013

TDM Leaders Represent “Health and Maturity” of Industry

September 26, 2014 11:46 AM
If you want a list of innovators in the transportation demand management (TDM) industry, you need look no further than the officers and board of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT). ACT, the international commuter transportation and TDM advocacy organization, recently elected officers and at-large directors for 2015. The electees ... Read More

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Community Design

TC Walkable

Demand for Mixed-Use Places Could Drive Transit Growth

September 18, 2014 4:00 AM
Transportation choice in America is largely a product of where one lives, which is both directly and indirectly dependent upon core values and attitudes. This is a major finding in TransitCenter’s Who’s on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey, and it supports the idea ... Read More

Economic Prosperity

Ross

Gentrification is Not a Left-Right Issue, It's a Clash of Values

September 24, 2014 2:19 PM
Author Ben Ross spoke at today’s Lunch At the Lab at Mobility Lab. Below are select tweets about the ways people are discussing gentrification and how it’s shaping the worlds of affordable housing, transit, and urbanism in general. Read More

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Health

TC Millennials

Millennials Sticking With Transit, Boomers Sticking With Cars

September 18, 2014 4:00 AM
It seems that, when it comes to making our transportation choices, as we age, we are most likely to rebel against the ways we traveled in our youth. Click here for all our commentary on TransitCenter’s report. These are among the findings by TransitCenter in Who’s On Board: The 2014 Mobility ... Read More

Education

TC Types People

Strong Messages Needed to Influence America’s Seven “Transportation Types”

September 18, 2014 4:00 AM
America has seven “transportation types,” according to a new study by TransitCenter, and these seven common attitudes should inspire more creativity for communicators and marketers aiming to help increase ridership on public transportation. You can see the seven different types in the chart to the right. Two types are not worth focusing on at all. “Devoted drivers” make up 20 ... Read More

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Economic Prosperity

ATP Business Commuters

Transit Use = Healthy Employees, Businesses in Arlington

September 23, 2014 1:44 PM
This article is adapted from the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Last week’s Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers Awards and Workplace Wellness Expo, hosted by the Washington Business Journal and United Healthcare, recognized 50 companies in the D.C. region. TDM Takeaway Companies that offer transit options for employees promote a healthier lifestyle that results ... Read More

Economic Prosperity

TC Business

Businesses Can Play Key Role in Boosting Public Transportation Ridership

September 18, 2014 4:00 AM
People who are offered transit benefits from an employer use them. At Arlington Transportation Partners, we spend a lot of time building relationships with Arlington County, Virginia employers, educating them about the many transportation benefits they could be offering. Click here for all our commentary on TransitCenter’s report. Do they ... Read More

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

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6:00 PM Transportation Techies: Cool Mobility Apps, October Edition @ Mobility Lab
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Transportation Techies: Cool Mobility Apps, October Edition @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
For October, we’ll be discussing four tech projects and their impact on local transportation issues. • Trevor Gerhardt of Conveyal will show us their Transit Tech Initiative with Arlington [...]
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12:00 PM Lunch At the Lab: “Citizen Planning!” @ Mobility Lab
Lunch At the Lab: “Citizen Plann… @ Mobility Lab
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Lunch At the Lab: "Citizen Planning!" @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Let’s make planning fun! As governments open up governance with open data, crowdsourcing and participatory planning, cities are facing the need to reach more [...]
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6:30 PM Coalition for Smarter Growth’s 2014 Smart Growth Social @ Eastern Market - North Hall
Coalition for Smarter Growth’s 2… @ Eastern Market - North Hall
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Coalition for Smarter Growth's 2014 Smart Growth Social @ Eastern Market - North Hall | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Join transportation innovator Gabe Klein at the Coalition for Smarter Growth‘s 2014 Smart Growth Social, co-sponsored by Mobility Lab and Vornado. Gabe Klein is one [...]

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  • Annual fall 'E-Care' recycling event returns to Arlington October 1, 2014
    The Arlington County government’s annual fall E-CARE (Environmental Collection and Recycling Event) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. -- October 1, 2014, Inside Nova […]
  • Supporters keep pushing MoCo for pedestrian-friendly road design October 1, 2014
    White Flint residents, property owners and developers are keeping up the pressure in their push for a more pedestrian-friendly design of Old Georgetown Road near Rockville Pike. -- Aaron Kraut, September 30, 2014, Bethesda Now […]

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  • Why Design Matters in Transportation Infrastructure Design September 30, 2014
    New Jersey School of Architecture Director Darius Sollohub writes that transportation planners and engineers should consider what their infrastructure designs will say to today's users and future generations in an essay in InTransition magazine.
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  • Can Boston Change its 'Wink and Nod' Development Process? September 30, 2014
    A reborn plan to raze the Winthrop Square parking garage and replace it with the tallest building in Boston will provide a test for new Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
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  • Cyclists map Antwerp’s air pollution (Belgium) September 30, 2014
    Language Undefined Cyclists with pollution monitors and GPS trackers attached to their bicycles have produced detailed maps of Antwerp’s air quality, as part of a recent study.   Researchers equipped cyclists with specially modified bicycles and sent them on two fixed routes in the city centre to measure their exposure to high levels of ultrafine particle
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  • Croatia extends electric car subsidy September 30, 2014
    Language Undefined The Croatian government has announced that its subsidy scheme for citizens and companies to purchase electric cars will continue into next year.   Some 15.5 million Croatian kuna (€ 2 million) has been invested in the scheme, which subsidised the cost of buying more than 440 vehicles so far this year. In 2013 only 13 electric vehicles w
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