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Mobility Lab is a great resource for the media. Along with our exceptional spokespeople on staff, we have nearly 100 contributors who are experts in various fields such as health, technology, and urban planning. We have interesting takes on how these issues connect with transportation demand and transportation in general.

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Community Design
Renewal Complete

How Tricky “Automobile Love Affair” PR Buried Roanoke’s Treasured Past

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:27 PM

America’s love affair with the automobile, as a recent Washington Post piece points out, is largely a fabrication. Author Emily Badger recounts the myth’s origin in 1961 as the launch of a very successful public-relations campaign to, among other things, build support for massive infrastructure projects that were proposed in cities across the country – […]






by Jeremy Holmes
Community Design
Autotopia

An Inside Glimpse of How Parking is Going High Tech

Monday, February 23, 2015 2:23 PM

The January edition of Transportation Techies, titled “Autotopia,” focused on moving cars from A to B. And a key theme of the night was: where exactly are we going to stash all these cars once they arrive at their destinations? Parking garages along main thoroughfares can fill quickly, while garages down a back alley might […]






by Amy Eagleburger
Commentary
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Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking

Friday, February 20, 2015 2:44 PM

Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama administration’s 30-year framework of our transportation […]






by Paul Goddin
Mobility Lab Express newsletter
Myth slideshow

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
Economic Prosperity
Boeing Crystal City

Boeing Flies Right on Transportation Options

Friday, February 13, 2015 12:33 PM

Boeing’s new regional headquarters has opened in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. And it’s an example of how a large company can prop up a local economy while minimizing its impact on traffic congestion. Boeing chose Crystal City because of its location across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., and for the multiple […]






by Keara Mehlert
Mobility Lab Express newsletter

Mobility Lab Express #55 – February 1, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015 4:03 PM

More than 120 Arlington businesses were recognized this past week as “Champions” of making transportation easier for their employees and tenants, and for the Washington region. Mobility Lab Express #55 – February 1, 2015 Also in this issue: RESEARCH: More Jobs Created Through Public Transportation Than Roads RESEARCH: Fully Driverless Cars Will Be Ready in […]






by Paul Mackie
Economic Prosperity
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Arlington Businesses Honored as “Champions” of Making Transportation Easier

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:08 PM

This time of the year in Hollywood, award ceremonies happen almost every night. But in Arlington today, the only place to be was at the Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) 2014 Champions Breakfast Ceremony. “Government can’t do it alone. This really is a partnership with the business community, and you’re work makes an enormous difference every […]






by Paul Mackie
Mobility Lab Express newsletter
TCamp intros

Mobility Lab Express #54 – January 15, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:17 PM

Four-hundred twenty-five transportation enthusiasts converged at George Mason University’s Arlington, Virginia campus on Saturday in the largest TransportationCamp yet. Mobility Lab Express #54 – January 15, 2015 Also in this issue: TRANSIT TECH: “Best Conference Ever:” TransportationCamp’s Lab-Like Setting Energizes Attendees TRANSIT TECH: Smaller Communities Explore Health, Public Transportation Connections POLICY: DOT’s Chief Data Officer Looks for […]






by Paul Mackie
Economic Prosperity
CaBi cash slideshow

Arlingtonians Can Now Pay Cash for Capital Bikeshare Membership

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:38 PM

The new year is seeing a new way for Arlington County residents to obtain Capital Bikeshare memberships: with cash. The pilot program, called Arlington Resident Cash Membership, begins this week. It is intended to bring the membership service to the “unbanked” residents of the county. Despite Capital Bikeshare‘s huge success — it routinely competes with New York’s […]






by Paul Goddin
Mobility Lab Express newsletter
Rideshare

Mobility Lab Express #53 – January 1, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:55 PM

Tickets for TransportationCamp DC on January 10th are selling like hotcakes. To get you psyched, we have been previewing the event at our website. Mobility Lab Express #53 – January 1, 2015 Also in this issue: The Top 10 Stories of 2014 on MobilityLab.org TRANSIT TECH: Boston, Vegas Startups Tap Smart-Route Tech TRANSIT TECH: TransitScreen Looks to […]






by Paul Mackie