Stephen Crim, Research Director
Stephen Crim is Research Director at Mobility Lab. An urban planner at heart, he is passionate about improving travel options that reduce automobile dependence. His prior transportation work included serving as a researcher, writer, and board member for Ride New Orleans, a transit-advocacy organization. His other professional experience includes work as a business consultant to the gambling and hospitality industries, as well as non-profit community planning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
He has honed skills in geographic information systems (GIS) analysis and cartography in work on topics as diverse as transit-service availability, casino-revenue projections, and site-plan review. Other professional interests include mathematical modeling, economic-impact analysis, transportation infrastructure planning, and natural-habitat restoration.
When not at work, Stephen enjoys riding his bike, and following the maxim “Be a New Orleanian wherever you are.” Stephen holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of arts from New York University.
This article was originally published by Greater Greater Washington. Arlington has tried to reduce traffic by clustering development around transit and using transportation demand management (TDM) programs to raise awareness of alternatives to driving. According to a new study of residential buildings, it’s working. We found that regardless of age or whether a building is […]
A 2008 Transit Cooperative Research Program study found that housing in transit-oriented development (TOD) produces fewer vehicle trips than suggested by standards from the Institute for Traffic Engineers (ITE), and the authors conclude that regulators should lower parking ratios, as well as transportation impact fees, for residential TODs, in general. Authors G. B. Arrington of the […]
Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) recognizes that the Hispanic/Latino population is a significant market for the County’s outreach and transportation-demand-management (TDM) efforts. Reaching this important segment requires more than simply translating existing materials into Spanish. Rather, it requires understanding the unique information needs for creation of effective communications and messaging. To better meet the unique […]
The Residential Transportation Performance Monitoring Study is an aggregate analysis of 16 individual transportation performance monitoring studies conducted at high-density residential buildings in Arlington. Building-level studies provided information about travel and parking behaviors in residential buildings where transportation demand management (TDM) services are provided by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS).
The 2012 American Community Survey Data show numerical changes in the way Arlingtonians get to work, but the differences are not statistically significant. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released new American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Arlington residents maintained their high rates of biking, walking, and transit use, with small percentage […]
This article was originally published by Greater Greater Washington. Trends indicate that Americans are driving less and have diminished interest in owning a vehicle. But what happens when the transportation modes they switch to become as crowded as the highways they left? In the United States, we usually focus on gridlock and time lost while driving, […]
A study of the dynamically priced High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on Minnesota’s Interstates 394 and 35W show that when toll-lane prices go up, more drivers enter, contrary to what one would expect. The MnPASS High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes installed on Minnesota’s I-394 and I-35W (in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) have been of interest […]
Looking for a quick primer on the range of factors that researchers have found to be influential in determining mode choice and travel behavior? Section 2 of a new report, “Tools for Estimating VMT Reductions from Built Environment Changes” from the Washington State Department of Transportation provides a concise consideration of demographic and “built-environment” factors. […]
Initial Findings from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s 2013 “State of the Commute” Study
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments or “MWCOG”) has begun analyzing data from its 2013 “State of the Commute” study. Analysis shows that teleworking is growing in popularity around the region, and that the Federal government, through its telework policies, is leading the way. Preliminary results […]
Arlington County sits at the center of a regional transportation network that spans three states, multiple counties, independent cities, and extensive federal land holdings. As we all face the challenge of improving aging and congested infrastructure, Arlington especially needs to reach across borders and promote transit projects elsewhere in order to serve its growing population […]
Science fiction fans will recognize this plot line. A woman travels into the past, telling her ancestors about her reality in the future, only to be called a lunatic because of the incredible nature of what she is saying. Anyone who lives and works in 2013 Arlington, Virginia might be met with the same reaction […]