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TranspoCamp

The Future of Transportation: Key Insights From TransportationCamp DC 2014

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… Read more »

Seattle TransitScreen, SDOT

Publicly visible transit info helps people make smart decisions

Displays make the process of taking transit easier A longer version of this post originally appeared on the TransitScreen blog. There’s a trillion-dollar trend called the ‘Internet of Things” – simply put, adding small computers to physical objects, and connecting everything together over the internet so useful information can be collected. When a recent McKinsey… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #81 – Live from WMATA

Agencies that create opportunities for cooperation with stakeholders and riders stand to benefit from these learning experiences. That’s why it was heartening for Mobility Lab’s Transportation Techies group to hold its Metro Hack Night from within the WMATA headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., where the agency announced it would begin releasing real-time data on where… Read more »

Mobility Lab in the News

Roanoke Times digital editor Stephanie Ogilvie (@smogilvie) rounded up the best tweets/Instagrams from 2014 CityWorks (X)po, held Oct. 2-4 in Roanoke, Va. What is (X)po? “An interactive summit of people involved in and passionate about the work of creating vibrant, dynamic, wonderful communities.”

Watching fireworks

Mobility Lab Express #77 – Year in Review

In 2015, our most popular articles ranged from wide commentary on the transportation industry to smaller, local initiatives expanding options in and around Arlington, Va. Many of our contributors sought to address some of the major unknowns that currently face the transportation industry, especially as demographic shifts bring more people to urban areas. What role… Read more »

Gallo, MVJ web

Transportation Techies: Safer streets with better data

Washington, D.C.-area traffic safety has improved significantly over the past few years, but there is still room for more progress. In the most recent installment of the Mobility Lab-sponsored group Transportation Techies, Playing with Traffic, presenters offered their insights for making our streets safer and more efficient for people. According to new data from the Metropolitan… Read more »

CFTE conference

CFTE’s 2015 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference

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… Read more »

Groceries Bus stop

Transit is Key to Solving Our National Obesity Crisis

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… Read more »

TC cover

Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

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:… Read more »

Purdue

10 Lessons for Industrial Engineering Students

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… Read more »