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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
Better Trip Data
Alliance for Biking & Walking wants a closer examination of how people get around.
Bike Parking or Car Parking?
Bike parking is proliferating and auto parking is being removed in many urban areas.
NYC Subway or DC Metro?
In some categories, DC's system wins out.
"Drivers for Hire"
Let's get the term right for great new services like Uber.
Europe's Backpacking Culture
Lacking a dependency on cars has made the continent a fun place to explore.

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Tourism & Travel

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There’s a Reason Backpacking is European and Not American

When I think of Europe, I think of backpacking across the continent and traveling by ... Read More
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July 24, 2014 11:36 AM

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Policy

Anthony Foxx

Bike-Walk Funding Facing Bumpy Road, Secretary Foxx Says

Pictured with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (second from left) are Wendy Duren of Arlington ... Read More
avatar Paul Mackie
July 21, 2014 4:20 PM

Transit Tech

CarmaHop

Hitchhiking Goes High Tech: The Story Behind CarmaHop’s Upcoming Launch

In 2010, my husband and I moved out to rural Northeast Kansas in order to ... Read More
avatar Jenny O'Brien
July 23, 2014 12:18 PM

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Research

Earl Kiang and Panel of Judges at GMU Outside the Box Conference

Idea for Smarter Transit Fares Wins George Mason Competition

Contestant Earl Kiang addresses the GMU Outside the Box judges. Transit would be better served if the pay-per-ride and unlimited fare schemes that currently dominate were expanded to include more fine-tuned pricing structures similar to those offered by cell phone companies. That was the idea that won the recent second ... Read More
avatar Paul Goddin
July 23, 2014 4:08 PM

Transit Tech

NYC subway

5 Ways DC's Metro Beats NY's Subway

New York City’s Subway system, run by the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the largest rapid transit system in the United States. With service 24 hours per day and an extensive network of 421 stations, virtually all of Manhattan and most of the outer ... Read More
avatar Paul Goddin
July 15, 2014 4:03 PM

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Research

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Bike Parking Overtakes Auto Parking in Some Places

At a recent tour of Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ted Eytan displayed a photograph of Kaiser Permanente’s Colorado Springs, Colorado medical office (see below), and asked: “In this picture, what’s the most toxic structure to humans?” You might guess the correct answer was the office building, or ... Read More
avatar Paul Goddin
July 9, 2014 11:18 AM

Policy

Taxi Driver

"Drivers For Hire" Like Uber Will Be an Exciting Evolution

Bloomberg reported today that Uber is now facing two new challenges in New York City: ... Read More
avatar Howard Jennings
July 9, 2014 4:06 PM

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Malouff at Lab

Tips for Effective Transportation Blogging

Dan Malouff offers advice on blogging. This article was also published by Greater Greater Washington. Begin with your most important point. Use short sentences and clear, non-jargony language. Remember your end goal. These were among the tips BeyondDC creator and Greater Greater Washington  (GGW) blogger Dan Malouff imparted at this week’s Lunch at the Lab. Malouff ... Read More
avatar Paul Goddin
July 16, 2014 12:09 PM

Research

Bike Lane Walk

U.S. Government Should Improve Its Trip Data

This article was originally published by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. There are two major surveys that are a tremendous help to bicycle and pedestrian advocates in better understanding the progress for our cause. They are great, yet they still could be much improved. The American Community Survey (ACS), which is performed every year by the U.S. Census on ... Read More
avatar Mary Lauran Hall
July 18, 2014 11:00 AM

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

Arlington’s Transit Tech Initiative

Arlington Transit-Tech Initiative

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Marketing, Communication, & Collaboration: Connecting TDM to a Larger Audience @ Grand Hyatt San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
This presentation will be part of the Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference from August 2-6 in San Francisco. TDM holds great promise for [...]
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6:00 PM Transportation Techies: CaBi Hack Night II @ Mobility Lab
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Transportation Techies: CaBi Hack Night II @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
It’s time for another round of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare! (You can see what happened at CaBi Hack Night I here.) Have [...]

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  • Many bus schedule, route changes beginning July 26 July 25, 2014
    There are many transit route and schedule changes beginning with the opening of Metro’s Silver Line on Saturday, July 26. Fairfax Connector will eliminate 5 routes, add 16 new routes, and change 28 existing routes. Metrobus also has many service changes. Alexandria’s DASH system has many schedule changes effective July 27, and is introducing a new route July 28. While we are working hard to make sure that all changes are incorporated into the […]
  • Two new bikeshare stations in Arlington, shared-use path on the way July 25, 2014
    Two new Capital Bikeshare stations became available for public use yesterday in Arlington, and a new bicycle path shouldn’t be too far behind. -- Ethan Rothstein, July 24, 2014, ARLnow […]

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  • Gaming for Planners—More than SimCity July 25, 2014
    At the Serious Gaming workshop held in South Africa, game-maker Tygron showcased their game "The Climategame" and examined game play for lessons in how planners might improve their professional practice.
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  • Redesign for Seattle's Notoriously Unsafe 2nd Avenue Bike Lane July 25, 2014
    Seattle is hoping to transform the 2nd Avenue bike lane from the cities worst—location of 60 bike collisions in the last four years—to a demonstration of the state-of-the-art in bike infrastructure design.
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  • EIB supports modernisation of public transport in Düsseldorf (Germany) July 25, 2014
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted Rheinbahn, the public transport authority in the Düsseldorf region, a multi-million euro loan to become more efficient and environmentally friendly.
  • EC outlines role of transport to meet 2030 energy-efficiency goal July 25, 2014
    A new Communication released by the European Commission has proposed a revised energy-efficiency target of 30 per cent by 2030. The Communication, which outlines energy efficiency's contribution to energy security and the 2030 framework, details the roles of various sectors in reaching this target, including the changes required to the transport sector.

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