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Mobility Lab Express #36 – April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:39 PM

As an avid iPhone user, I have bought into the sense that Apple could literally peer into the future and deliver me technology that I never realized I would so desperately need. However, Apple’s decision to build a mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino, California – miles from public transportation and adequate housing – amounts to a corporate […]

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Film Looks at Capital Bikeshare From Contemporary-Art Perspective

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1:13 PM

I was hearing some buzz around the Mobility Lab offices – where we share space with groups like Capital Bikeshare, BikeArlington, and goDCgo – about this 25-minute documentary premiering at last month’s Environmental Film Festival in Washington D.C. So I got ahold of Rebalancing filmmaker Tim Cone through the festival’s organizers to ask him some […]

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“Future of Bus Transit” Examined at Lunch At the Lab

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 3:36 PM

Operating a city bus system is not as simple as one might think. Some of the nuances and concerns are highlighted in this “best-of Twitter” compilation from today’s Mobility Lab event. Photo by M.V. Jantzen (Mobility Lab’s Tom Fairchild looks on as Arlington County bus experts Kay Luongo and Steve Yaffe speak at “Lunch At the […]

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Mobility Lab Express #35 – April 1, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:52 AM

People love new transportation technologies like Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft that are allowing them to get on their smartphones to quickly and conveniently hail a ride. But with that ease of use, there are several murky areas that could negatively affect the public. Mobility Lab Express #35 – April 1, 2014 Also in this edition: Columbia Pike Streetcar Would Bring […]

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Mobility Lab Express #34 – March 15, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:56 PM

A “transit premium” can increase property values by between a few percentage points and more than 150 percent. Most property owners and managers (and the business leaders who operate within buildings) can find ways to better promote and encourage a range of multi-modal options. Mobility Lab Express #34 – March 15, 2014

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Parking Must Strike Fine Balance Between Drivers, Other Commuters

Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:16 PM

Today’s “Lunch At the Lab” featured Sarah Stott, Arlington County, Virginia’s parking manager. She discussed how Arlington must plan for autos while encouraging alternative modes of transportation. Here are the Twitter highlights.

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Mobility Lab Express #33 – March 1, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:44 PM

  I attended the Shared-Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco last year and came away from it with a strong sense that the conversations happening there should continue. Mobility Lab Express #33 – March 1, 2014

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Public Demand, Political Will Needed for U.S. High-Speed Rail

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:59 PM

The High-Speed Rail Summit is winding down after two days in Washington D.C. Here are some of the tweet highlights. [View the story "Public Demand, Political Will Needed for U.S. High-Speed Rail" on Storify]

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Mobility Lab Express #32 – February 15, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014 3:09 PM

Making connections between modes and different transit systems requires planning and good information. Mobility Lab Express #32 – February 15, 2014

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Electric Bicycles Getting a Fresh Look in D.C.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:55 PM

If you watched the Super Bowl, you may have noticed an inordinate amount of car commercials. They showed you pristine rides along sunny coastal highways, open roads dripping with freedom, and Bob Dylan claiming that cars are America. This may still be true in parts of the country, but the reality in Washington D.C. and […]

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