Paul Mackie

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Ballston and the Silver Line: A Big Opportunity

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:09 PM

The new Silver Line connects the economically-crucial Dulles Corridor in Northern Virginia with the rest of the region by Metrorail. With Phase I complete, a rider can reach five new stations leading out to Reston, Virginia. One stop before the Silver Line branches off from the Orange Line to the five new stops is the […]






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Bike-Walk Funding Facing Bumpy Road, Secretary Foxx Says

Monday, July 21, 2014 4:20 PM

Bicycling is an important part of the U.S. transportation ecosystem of the future. That was the message U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx offered today as part of a National Press Club speech on the many transportation challenges faced by our partisan-gridlocked country. “True confession: I have been trying for an entire year to figure out […]






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Mobility Lab Express #42 – July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:00 PM

Yes, Virginia Interstate 66 is a mess. Commuters are right to decry the congestion along this stretch of interstate, where travel times from Northern Virginia into D.C. are the longest in the region. Mobility Lab Express #42 – July 15, 2014 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: Demand-side Transportation Strategies Are Secret to Arlington’s Success RESEARCH: […]






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Take a Bikeshare Ride This Fourth of July, Let Freedom Ring

Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:51 AM

(This article was originally published by Pop Culture Lunch Box.) I took a bikeshare ride in Boston on Sunday and, with Americans feeling less free these days, it makes me sad to know that one solution that is so obvious and simple is sitting right in front of our eyes. The one thing that struck me […]






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Mobility Lab Express #41 – July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:27 PM

With summer’s bike-riding months in full swing, it’s important that we all start thinking a little differently about who’s out there riding all these bikes. There may have once been a social stigma about riding bikes. And there may still be in some places and with some people. But we need to collectively get over […]






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How to Build an Active-Transportation Plan at Your Workplace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:20 PM

Employees looking to make a business case to their bosses for better workplace amenities for biking, walking, and taking public would have found a recent goDCgo event helpful. “If this is not a priority for senior management and Human Resources, make a business case, tie it to the bottom line, and prove your case. The […]






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Mobility Lab Express #40 – June 15, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:23 PM

The second-annual Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit took place this week, with hundreds of attendees excitedly discussing the future of transit tech and shared-use mobility. As one of the event’s co-sponsors, Mobility Lab live-blogged the event to bring you the news asap. Mobility Lab Express #40 – June 15, 2014 Also in this issue: Why Not […]






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Peter Torrellas, Chief Technical Advisor for Siemens, speaking at the MCC Transportation Transformation Global Summit.

Shared-Use Mobility Industry Needs Centralized “Swat Team”

Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:03 AM

Peter Torrellas, an evangelist for efficient planning and management of infrastructure, recently took a walk around New York City with his Floridian mother who he discovered had never heard of bikeshare. While the hundreds of transportation experts in attendance at the Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit in Washington D.C. this week are mostly deep […]






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Envision Utah Takes Conservative Approach to Better Public Transportation

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:47 PM

Mobility Lab Director Tom Fairchild returned from a trip to Salt Lake City recently and raved to me about the public-transportation infrastructure in the big-skied, beautiful Utah capital. He had also met with a group called Envision Utah, which was the focus of Tuesday’s keynote lunch speaker at the Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit. […]






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“Rock-Star Panel” Illuminates Future of Transportation Sharing Economy

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:51 PM

Last year, 270 transportation experts attended the first-ever Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit in San Francisco, and Susan Shaheen was one of the key visionaries of that event. Shaheen’s idea was to “bring the silos of shared use together,” with the philosophy that the sum of all the carpool and ridesharing companies, government transportation […]






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