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The Future of Transportation: Key Insights From TransportationCamp DC 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:03 PM

What are the most cutting-edge transportation experts around the U.S. excited about? Find their answers in this video – the first of several we’ll be releasing – from this month’s TransportationCamp DC 2014 at George Mason University’s Arlington, Virginia campus. As Chris Hamilton of Arlington County Commuter Services says, “We’ve got the best minds in […]

by Paul Mackie
CFTE conference

CFTE’s 2015 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference

Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:17 PM
When: June 1, 2015 @ 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Where: Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

The Center for Transportation Excellence‘s biennial Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference is June 1-3, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It brings together transit agencies, local officials, transportation supporters, advocates, and ballot-measure campaign professionals to discuss the latest[…]

by Paul Mackie
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Transit is Key to Solving Our National Obesity Crisis

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 3:02 PM

A staple of every household’s week is a trip to the supermarket. Maybe you jump in your car for a 10-minute drive, or get on a bus or metro or your bike for a short ride. You likely don’t think much about this trip because it’s straightforward, simple. But in Baltimore, more than 73,000 people […]

by Chris Plano
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Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

Thursday, 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 increases.” In Who’s On Board: […]

by Paul Mackie

10 Lessons for Industrial Engineering Students

Friday, September 5, 2014 3:47 PM
When: September 11, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Where: Lecture Hall G140 Forney Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Addressing newly declared Industrial Engineering majors, Mobility Lab Director Tom Fairchild will reflect on why he’s happy to be an industrial engineer and 10 valuable lessons he’s learned since graduation (that he wish he had[…]

by Paul Mackie

Marketing, Communication, & Collaboration: Connecting TDM to a Larger Audience

Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:02 PM
When: August 4, 2014 @ 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Where: Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

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 many of society’s greatest challenges, but how do we get the[…]

by Paul Mackie
Pop Culture

SXSW’s Top 5 Transportation Trends

Monday, March 24, 2014 1:54 PM

Building on the car and ride sharing startups of 2013, smart transportation was a strong category at SXSW Interactive 2014 this month in Austin, Texas. The five trends worth watching for 2014 and beyond are big data, the sharing economy, smarter apps, smarter systems, and driverless cars. 1.     Big Data Big data continues to be the […]

by Kelly Callahan-Poe
Future of Bus

Lunch At the Lab: The Future of Bus Transit!

Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:04 PM
When: April 2, 2014 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Mobility Lab, 1501 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, USA

Steve Yaffe will lead a discussion about the future of Arlington Transit (ART) and paratransit (STAR). How can bus transit best address the needs of all Arlingtonians? Mr. Yaffe is Arlington County Transit Operations Manager.[…]

by Paul Mackie
Transit Tech

Explore the Links Between Weather and Capital Bikeshare Ridership

Monday, January 27, 2014 2:53 PM

In Washington D.C., we’re lucky to get a new chunk of Capital Bikeshare trip history data every quarter. For the end of the year, I created a new tool for examining the data from 2013. How does the weather affect ridership? How similar are CaBi ridership patterns to regular cyclists in the area? How similar […]

by Michael Schade
Transit Tech

Ten Things I Learned at TransportationCamp

Monday, January 13, 2014 5:26 PM

TransportationCamp DC ‘14, organized by Mobility Lab, Open Plans, Conveyal, Young Professionals in Transportation, the Transportation Research Board, and the George Mason University School of Public Policy, took place Saturday. With more than 400 registered attendees (totally sold out), the third-annual conference in D.C. (it happens in other places like Atlanta and San Francisco as well) contained more information than one […]

by Paul Goddin