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Mobility Lab
A leading U.S. voice of transportation demand management – moving people instead of cars.
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.
Companies in Arlington
Public-transportation benefits equal health and cost savings for businesses.
Shared Space
Transit and tech in Arlington make an attractive live/work setting possible.
Scoring Your Commute
When all the factors are considered, driving is often a very poor choice.

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Research

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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

Economic Prosperity

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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

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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

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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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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

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North American Bikeshare Association Launches in U.S.

August 28, 2014 11:39 AM
The North American Bikeshare Association has just launched to help guide the new and fast-growing bikesharing industry. The term “bikeshare” is quickly becoming a household term, with programs now in more than 300 cities worldwide. In the United States, bikeshare programs exist in more than 60 municipalities, from large cities ... Read More

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As D.C. Ages, Inclusive Transportation Options Needed

September 9, 2014 4:08 PM
There are several ways Washington D.C. has failed to maximize inclusive mobility options for older adults and seniors. And a new report from the Coalition for Smarter Growth, details solutions that can help the city become more age-friendly. Older adults make up 11 percent of the District’s population. Baby boomers, ... Read More

Economic Prosperity

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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

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Community Design

Trick Out

Proposals to "Trick Out Your Trip" Due Soon

September 10, 2014 5:00 PM
How do you feel when you get to the bus stop? You say to yourself, “Where is this bus? When will it be here? Why am I standing so close to huge metal-box cars flying past me at the speed of light? Where is the shade?” Or how about the ... Read More

Community Design

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New Shared-Space Residential Project Made Possible by Arlington's Tech, Transit

September 12, 2014 10:19 AM
A new shared-space residential project by Vornado and WeWork, approved in July by the county board, will be Arlington, Virginia’s first micro-unit project, and could be priced affordably. The Crystal City project will be a temporary revamp of the vacant Crystal Plaza 6 office building at 2221 South Clark Street, ... Read More

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

Arlington’s Living Laboratory

Upcoming Events

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12:00 PM Lunch at the Lab: New American Urbanism and the Dead End of Suburban Sprawl @ Mobility Lab
Lunch at the Lab: New American U… @ Mobility Lab
Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch at the Lab: New American Urbanism and the Dead End of Suburban Sprawl @ Mobility Lab | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Ben Ross’ new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, is drawing praise for its well-researched analysis of why so many [...]
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6:00 PM Transportation Techies: Cool Mobility Apps, October Edition @ Mobility Lab
Transportation Techies: Cool Mob… @ Mobility Lab
Oct 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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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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
Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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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  • Metro open late for Redskins game September 23, 2014
    Metro will stay open late for crowds expected at Washington Redskins game on Thursday night. -- September 23, 2014, WTOP […]
  • Vote on Arlington streetcar contracts likely to reignite debate September 23, 2014
    After a relatively quiet summer, the public debate over the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects is likely to rev up again Tuesday as the Arlington County Board votes on a $26 million engineering and design contract for the 7.4-mile system and an $5.6 million contract for related street improvements. -- Patricia Sullivan, September 23, 2014, Washington Post […]

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  • Where to Go in the Event of Climate Change September 23, 2014
    Anchorage, Seattle, and Detroit will be pretty cozy compared to just about everywhere else in the United States if climate change models hold true.
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  • Pilot 20 mph Speed Limit Shows Multiple Benefits September 23, 2014
    A press release announcing the results of Edinburgh, Scotland's 20-mph speed limit pilot finds multiple benefits in walking, biking, and the number of children allowed outside.
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