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How Transportation Funding Fails to Work the Way Anyone Intended

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:38 PM

This is the first of a two-part Mobility Lab series. Part 1 looks at the big-picture history of transportation funding in the United States. Part 2 will examine ways we can fund transportation in a future of flat federal funding.As the Senate and House are finalizing touches on the first new transportation authorization bill in […]

by Howard Jennings
Economic Prosperity

To Fill Empty Offices, Arlington Must Focus on Transportation Options

Monday, November 9, 2015 3:01 PM

Resting on the status quo of existing transportation options is no longer a winning strategy for places that want to attract new businesses. Workers want to have transportation options at their fingertips, while developers are looking to locate in transportation hubs that will help attract both companies and their workers. As a report from Smart […]

by Adam Russell
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From Rebalancing to Dock-Blocking: Techies Hack to Make Capital Bikeshare Even More User-Friendly

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:48 PM

Hack nights centering on Capital Bikeshare are among the best-attended of Transportation Techies’ monthly events, drawing a mix of transit data, programming, and biking infrastructure enthusiasts The group, sponsored by Mobility Lab, hosted its fourth CaBi Hack Night last Monday at 1776’s new Crystal City offices, where many presenters addressed some of the daily, unavoidable […]

by Amy Eagleburger
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Washington Post Helps Trumpet How Open Data Improves Our Transit Options

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:07 AM

Being able to boast online about your bikeshare mileage. A tracking app that saves transit agencies money. A way to catch the train to the baseball game at just the right time. Open transit data is driving people to think about how they can make systems better and more engaging. In a recent Washington Post […]

by Adam Russell
Community Design
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What Every Candidate (and Voter) Should Know about Bikeshare

Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:15 AM

While many in the transportation world already understand the implications of urban bikeshare systems, candidates for local elected office, especially in jurisdictions outside the urban core, who don’t bike on a daily basis might have some questions on how it all fits together. Where is everyone on those sturdy red bikes going? Why is it […]

by Henry Dunbar
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Transportation Bill Misses Boat on Most Exciting Aspects of Industry

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:23 AM

From the fast-moving on-demand economy to increases in non-auto trips for Americans, one would think Congress would be trying to at least keep up with the latest trends in transportation. But when the U.S. House of Representatives likely passes its bipartisan, $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 this week, it appears […]

by Howard Jennings
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TransportationCamps Infuse New Thinking into Industry

Monday, October 19, 2015 10:39 AM

This fall and winter will be a busy season for TransportationCamps in the United States, with three currently planned through January and an additional four in various planning stages for Miami, Boston, Houston, and Kansas City. TransportationCamp South in Atlanta, Georgia, kicked off the latest round of camps on September 26, the third time the […]

by Amy Eagleburger

To Take Back Our Streets, Remember How We Lost Them to Cars

Friday, October 9, 2015 10:27 AM

Children may again someday walk or bike to their schools and their friends’ houses, but to get to that point historian and author Peter Norton says we’ll have to unlearn much of what the auto industry has taught us over the past century. “Children’s mobility has been neglected. We have seen the future GM and […]

by Paul Mackie
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Ride-Hailing Services Present Major Gap in Access for People with Disabilities in the D.C. Area

Monday, October 5, 2015 1:22 PM

Many regions – like the Washington, D.C., area – are fortunately and rapidly adding a multitude of transportation options, especially in the realms of on-demand mobility and ride-hailing. In August, Arlington Transportation Partners set out to highlight this variety of modes and options in the District through a creative “commute race” from Petworth to ATP’s […]

by Carol Tyson
How To
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12 Easy Tips to Help Local Governments Improve Transportation Options

Friday, October 2, 2015 1:20 PM

Self-reflection can yield some truly beneficial results for public agencies: what’s behind your success? What could you be doing more effectively? Two years ago, Arlington, Virginia’s Department of Environmental Services, the county’s second largest department, sought to get a handle on its many programs – and nearly 1,000 employees and contractors – by understanding those […]

by Chris Hamilton