Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes? Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?
Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?
Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Curing a hospital's transportation ailments
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning” Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning”
Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with "fast action planning"
Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning”
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits? Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?

How has transportation demand management worked in Arlington County?

Over past decades, the transportation and development strategies of Arlington County, Virginia, have yielded substantial economic, and environmental benefits – allowing continued growth with less reliance on automotive trips and more use of transit and other travel options.

Many policies contribute to this unique success, including everything from mixed-use, transit-oriented development and a multitude of accessible transportation options to readily available educational information. Transportation demand management itself has allowed Arlington to get more than 40,000 cars off the road every workday.

Making transportation options work for people has required a sustained effort – incorporating continuously shifting trends – over many years in Arlington.

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Recent Arlington News

Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?

Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?


February 23, 2017    Adam Russell

SafeTrack surges in the past months have highlighted one of of the D.C. Metrorail system’s largest demand crunches: the Rosslyn tunnel bottleneck, where the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines converge to head east into downtown. This capacity issue has been exacerbated by the 2014 Silver line opening, and more recently by the current Blue line shutdown… Read more »

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments


February 16, 2017    Wendy Duren

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with… Read more »

Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning”

Communities can benefit from autonomous vehicles with “fast action planning”


February 7, 2017    Lisa Nisenson

This article originally appeared in the Eno Transportation Weekly. Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to Bring an AV Shuttle to the D.C. Region. At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, technology leaders like David Woessner of Local Motors demonstrated that transformative… Read more »

In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options

In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options


February 2, 2017    Paul Mackie

While Arlington County’s transportation network benefits from being directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county has worked hard to get people moving in ways other than by car. “We have the lowest drive-alone rate for commuters in the state,” noted Larry Filler, bureau chief of Arlington County Commuter Services. But that rate… Read more »

Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?

Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?


January 31, 2017    Adam Russell

Employer TDM programs aren’t just for reducing congestion on highways – they also make good business sense, contributing to productive workplaces and employee retention. Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, today released its 2017 list of employers leading the way in TDM programs, a national lineup of companies making… Read more »

A closer look at Arlington’s bike counters show how riders are using the trails and bike lanes

A closer look at Arlington’s bike counters show how riders are using the trails and bike lanes


January 19, 2017    Andrew Carpenter

Other developers at Bike Hack Night VII presented sensor and mapping projects to understand the experience of urban biking Arlington County, over the past several years, has strategically placed 30 permanent EcoCounters, bike- and pedestrian-counting sensors, to determine how many people are riding bicycles and walking on major trails and routes. Permanent counters at these… Read more »

How did SafeTrack affect Arlington biking rates in 2016?

How did SafeTrack affect Arlington biking rates in 2016?


January 12, 2017    Henry Dunbar

Since SafeTrack began back in June 2016, Arlington transportation planners have been collecting and analyzing walk and bike data by using the county’s extensive network of counters. In reviewing Surge 11 data, the effects of Metro rail disruptions on the bike traffic seem to be diminishing, while still remaining above last year’s averages. Looking at… Read more »

TransportationCamp DC 2017 shares perspectives on today’s (and tomorrow’s) mobility challenges

TransportationCamp DC 2017 shares perspectives on today’s (and tomorrow’s) mobility challenges


January 11, 2017    Andrew Carpenter

With the transportation landscape evolving quickly in recent years – new mobility options and growing support for transit and bicycling – decision-makers face greater opportunity and unpredictability in how they can utilize and react to such options. What should the role of private enterprise be in providing transportation services? How transit-oriented development should evolve with… Read more »

12 ways developers can guide tenants to better transportation decisions

12 ways developers can guide tenants to better transportation decisions


December 16, 2016    Paul Mackie

Real-estate developers and property managers have long been coming around to the simple business decision that, if they want to manage profitable projects and attract tenants, they should build and own near transit and other non-driving options. Just look at Detroit: A 2.5-mile streetcar system expected to launch in a few months to downtown is… Read more »

How new technologies might complement Arlington’s transportation options

How new technologies might complement Arlington’s transportation options


December 8, 2016    Andrew Carpenter

Communities around the United States have begun to embrace non-driving transportation options as a key factor in standards of living. But with such rapid changes in technology, it can be difficult to predict how cities will adapt and what they will look like in the coming years. Emerging options like autonomous vehicles and smartphone innovations,… Read more »

The case for long-term TDM programs

The case for long-term TDM programs


December 5, 2016    Maggie Awad

As transportation demand management professionals, we know the drill once winter fades and spring is in sight: we gear up for warm weather active transportation challenges to engage residents, visitors, and employees. And while these annual events and challenges are great ways to share a dedicated message and increase the visibility of transportation options, they… Read more »

When bikeshare stations are near Metro, more people use them

When bikeshare stations are near Metro, more people use them


November 23, 2016    Bryan Barnett-Woods

Capital Bikeshare can help get people to a Metro station when they live or work too far away to walk there. As a result, the region’s busiest bikeshare stations are next to Metro, especially outside of D.C. Although some people do use bikeshare as their primary mode of getting around the same way others use… Read more »