Paul Mackie

Career Opportunities

Managing Editor

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:00 AM

Mobility Lab is seeking a Managing Editor to work with the Strategic Communications Director in telling and publishing online stories about why transportation demand management (TDM) deserves funding, policies, and prestige at both the local and national levels. Transportation reporters are becoming fewer and fewer at traditional news sites, which is why Mobility Lab is […]






by Paul Mackie
Community Design
Rep. Donald Beyer

Transit in U.S. Can Look to Swiss for Economic Vision, U.S. Rep. Beyer Says

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

Over the past 41 years, U.S. Representative Donald Beyer’s business has sold 75,000 new and used cars. But the first-term Virginia Democrat deeply loves transit. Huh, you ask? “My real consciousness breakthrough came from living in Bern, Switzerland for four years [as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein]. The Swiss are the number-one train riders – […]






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Mobility Lab Express newsletter
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Mobility Lab Express #61 – May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015 1:39 PM

The only transportation demand management (TDM) program for public school faculty and staff in the U.S. has been created in Arlington County, Virginia. Mobility Lab Express #61 – May 1, 2015 Also in this issue: POLICY: Cities Must Understand Bikeshare Is Transit COMMUNITY DESIGN: Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some […]






by Paul Mackie
Economic Prosperity
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How Capital Bikeshare Members Use System is Becoming Clearer

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:10 AM

Since Capital Bikeshare’s previous surveys in 2011 and 2012, members of the Washington D.C. region’s bikeshare program have grown a little older, become more widespread throughout the region (rather than simply being from the urban core), and become more prominently affluent white males. This latest survey (see the full survey and executive summary here) – […]






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Mobility Lab Express newsletter
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Mobility Lab Express #60 – April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 3:25 PM

Social media is undoubtedly an increasingly powerful tool to improve messaging about the values of public transportation. Mobility Lab Express #60 – April 15, 2015 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: For Earth Day, Accountability for Transportation Agencies May Begin with Environmental Messages TRANSIT TECH: School Bicycling Safety in Alexandria, Virginia Gets a Look From Tech […]






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Mobility Lab Express newsletter
Confused on Metro

Mobility Lab Express #59 – April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:58 AM

After recently flying from Albany to Washington D.C., I jumped on the Metro at the airport. I thought: I’ve navigated subway systems in New York City, Paris, London, and Montreal, so how hard could it be in D.C.? Mobility Lab Express #59: April 1, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: SXSW Hackers Suggest Austin Transportation […]






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Mobility Lab Express newsletter
Videos slideshow

Mobility Lab Express #58 – March 15, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:32 AM

We’re thrilled in this issue to bring you, our faithful subscribers, a sneak peek of two short videos Mobility Lab will release this week. They feature several transportation thought leaders discussing where public transportation is headed and ways we can all be involved. Mobility Lab Express #58 – March 15, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT […]






by Paul Mackie
Mobility Lab Releases
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Energizing People to Take Action for Transportation and Place

Monday, March 16, 2015 10:29 AM

Mobility Lab – and many of our partners – believe it’s long past time to get serious about public transportation in this country. We need to make a stronger and clearer case to the public and to our leaders about the benefits of transportation options. Auto companies, for example, are very clear that our freedom […]






by Paul Mackie
Mobility Lab Express newsletter
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Mobility Lab Express #57 – March 1, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:28 PM

Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. Mobility Lab Express #57 – March 1, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: An Inside Glimpse of How Parking is Going High Tech EDUCATION: 5 Ways Our Transportation Vocabulary Makes Absolutely No Sense COMMUNITY DESIGN: How […]






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Mobility Lab Express #56 – February 15, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:31 PM

President Obama has released his proposed budget, which includes $478 billion over six years for infrastructure, including a much-needed 75% increase in transit spending. Mobility Lab Express #56 – February 15, 2015 Also in this issue: ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: How Uber is Driving Down the Cost of Transportation RESEARCH: 2 Down Sides to Low Gas Prices […]






by Paul Mackie