WHY WE’RE UNIQUE: “Stories, Stats, and Solutions”
Mobility Lab shares stories, stats, and solutions from the real world for transportation options that are cool, healthy, fun, and efficient. We are a research-and-development initiative of Arlington County Commuter Services (in Virginia, USA), and we collaborate worldwide.
MISSION: Mobility Lab nurtures innovations to a fundamental requirement of human life: transportation. It is a place of collaboration, education, and continuous improvement for moving people in more healthy, efficient, and sustainable ways.
VISION: Our vision is a human population that efficiently navigates individual movements between home, work, and all of life’s destinations. Planning for easy and enjoyable transportation should be no different than researching your choice of a cell phone, physician, or any other product or service. To make this more possible in more places, we envision Mobility Lab as:
- The home of cutting-edge original transportation research,
- A convener and engager of top minds on the topic locally in the DC region, nationally, and worldwide, and
- The leading online source for how we can improve society by offering a better and healthier array of transportation options.
AREA OF WORK: Mobility Lab focuses primarily on something the transportation industry calls “mobility management.” Often, the public is unaware that options exist – for transit, telework, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking – that can make the quality of life so much better. We are a “think tank,” and one of our advantages is that we communicate research findings based on our real, daily in-house work within a huge, metropolitan region-wide program; with hundreds of thousands of customers; and with innovative mobility-management partners like BikeArlington, WalkArlington, Capital Bikeshare, Arlington Transportation Partners, goDCgo, The Commuter Stores®, and many others.
We provide our audiences with:
- Well-told and real-world transportation stories,
- Captivating case-studies,
- Original research that provides statistics to back up your case for how and why “transportation demand management” helps communities improve, and
- Practical and relevant solutions that are the outcomes of working with others and listening to what transportation problems need fixing.