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Mobility Lab
Stories, stats, and solutions from the real world for transportation options that are healthy, fun, and efficient.
Transit Tech Initiative
Arlington building high-tech commute-planning software.
New Capital Bikeshare Film
Our exclusive interview with filmmaker Tim Cone about his new bikeshare movie.
Apple's Transportation Program
While the tech giant is usually cutting edge, its transportation philosophy is stuck in the past.
What is Ridesharing?
Differences between rideharing, taxis, and companies like Uber are important when it comes to policy.
Arlington Streetcar
Streetcar would bring billions in revenue to Arlington and Fairfax counties.

Policy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:20 PM
People love new transportation technologies like Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft that are allowing them to get on their smartphones to quickly and conveniently hail a ride. But with that ease of use, there are several murky areas that could in the end negatively affect the public. Public and non-profit ridesharing or commuter-services

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Community Design

Monday, April 7, 2014 3:02 PM
Heading to Washington, D.C. over the Francis Scott Key Bridge can be a daunting task during rush hour, for motorists and pedestrians alike. The Key Bridge exists as the only elevated

Transit Tech

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:34 PM
The Arlington Transit Tech Initiative provides an exciting opportunity to rethink individual commute options and travel planning in general. Most existing travel-planning applications are well-suited for providing detailed, step-by-step directions for a particular trip at a particular time – for instance, how to travel from your home to your office on

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Community Design

Monday, April 14, 2014 11:23 AM
The Virginia Department of Transportation  (VDOT) is beginning to think about urbanism as an asset rather than a threat. This was apparent last week when the agency held a conference on the

Health

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:33 PM
May 7 is Walk and Bike to School Day 2014 in Arlington, Virginia (and Bike to School Day nationally), but once a year isn't the only time students can participate in these activities. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program designed to encourage walking and biking to

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Community Design

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:24 PM
In cities where space is in short supply, you need to think outside the box to make room for everyone. When it comes to a bicycle-friendly city like Copenhagen, with its countless cyclists, cars aren’t the only modes of transportation that need to be parked. You need to allot parking spaces

Research

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:35 PM
A new study commissioned by Arlington County shows that the Columbia Pike Streetcar would spur billions of dollars in revenue for Arlington and Fairfax counties. Between $3.2 billion and $4.4 billion in incremental benefits (over and above capital expenditures and operating costs) would be realized for the two counties over 30 years. This

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I attended the Shared-Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco last year and came away from it with a strong sense that the conversations happening there should continue. At the time, no one knew that this inaugural event would spur such interest. Hundreds of people would be turned away due to the

Upcoming Events

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12:00 PM OneBusAway Multi-region: Webcast, Discussion & Lunch! @ Mobility Lab
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OneBusAway Multi-region: Webcast, Discussion & Lunch! @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
The Center for Urban Transportation Research is conducting a webcast on “OneBusAway Multi-region – Rapidly Expanding Mobile Transit Apps to New Cities”. Join us at [...]
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12:00 PM Lunch At the Lab: Teaching Transportation @ Mobility Lab
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Lunch At the Lab: Teaching Transportation @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Laurie Schintler will be our special guest to lead a discussion about training the transportation leaders of tomorrow. Laurie is Director of the Transportation Policy [...]
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6:00 PM Transportation Techies: Bike Hack Night @ Mobility Lab
Transportation Techies: Bike Hac… @ Mobility Lab
May 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Transportation Techies: Bike Hack Night @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
May is National Bike Month, so for our May meetup, we’re going to look at bike-based apps and data visualizations. In the coming month, we’ll [...]

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Arlington’s Transit Tech Initiative

Arlington’s Transit Tech Initiative

This project will provide travelers with personalized information that reflects their transit needs.

The Mobility Lab Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator

The Mobility Lab Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator

Research Commentary

Research Studies

RSS CommuterPage.com

  • Capital Bikeshare supplier bought April 16, 2014
    Planned expansions of the Capital Bikeshare system may avoid long delays after all. Public Bike System Company, the sole supplier of bicycles and bike docks for D.C.'s bikeshare program, now has a new owner. -- Martin Di Caro, April 16, 2014, WAMU […]
  • D.C. considers adding carpool, toll lanes to 14th St. Bridge April 16, 2014
    District officials are considering creating carpool and toll lanes on part of the 14th Street bridge and other stretches of city highway as early as next year, offering motorists with means a way of speeding their commute and pushing the nation’s capital into the debate over the costs and benefits of “congestion pricing.” -- Michael Laris, April 15, 2014, Washington Post […]

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  • A Comprehensive Examination of the Bay Area Housing Crisis April 16, 2014
    The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politician’s attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
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  • What Does 'Feminine' Mean to Women Who Bike? April 16, 2014
    Women are less likely to ride bikes than males in the United States, and part of the complicated issues of gender and biking have at least partly to do with perceptions. A recent article examines what it means to be “feminine” while riding a bike.
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The Transportation-Public Health Link (T-PH Link) is based on a systems approach to transportation infrastructure, which integrates sociopolitical, economic and environmental factors impacting long-term sustainability and quality of life.

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