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The Newsroom is designed as a place for journalists to get Mobility Lab’s take on current events in the news. Please feel welcome to contact Paul Mackie, director of communications, at Paul.Mackie@MobilityLab.org if you would like further information or would like help setting up media interviews with any of our experts and collaborators.

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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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Environment
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Apple Transportation Program Stuck in Past

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:37 AM

(This article was originally published by METRO Magazine.) 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. For years, Steve Jobs and company seem to have been our reliable guides to a […]

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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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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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80 Percent of New York’s 150 Million Taxi Trips Could Be Shared

Monday, March 24, 2014 3:16 PM

I’ve been a big fan of MIT’s Senseable City Lab since I was a grad student at Penn. Their work sits at the intersection of cities and technology, and so I’ve always found it incredibly fascinating. Recently, the Lab examined data from all of New York’s 13,586 registered cabs and looked for ways that technology and mobile […]

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SXSW’s Top 5 Transportation Trends

Monday, March 24, 2014 1:54 PM

Building on the car and ride sharing startups of 2013, smart transportation was a strong category at SXSW Interactive 2014 this month in Austin, Texas. The five trends worth watching for 2014 and beyond are big data, the sharing economy, smarter apps, smarter systems, and driverless cars. 1.     Big Data Big data continues to be the […]

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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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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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D.C. Metrorail Improvements Outlined in Momentum Plan

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:42 PM

Metro is the backbone of the Washington D.C. region’s transportation system, without which our highways would freeze-up. It takes us to work, sporting events, museums and visits to our friends. Metro transformed our city and suburbs, supporting convenient, walkable neighborhoods. For too long, we let the system fall into a state of disrepair. Now, as […]

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Business Appears to Be Picking Up Near Capital Bikeshare Stations

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:55 AM

New research suggests that companies located near Capital Bikeshare stations see an increase in business because of traffic from bikeshare riders. During the 2013 fall semester a group of urban-planning graduate students at Virginia Tech’s Alexandria campus investigated the economic impacts of bikesharing on local businesses. Together with myself and Andrea Hamre, the students used […]

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