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San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Over the past few months, Washington D.C. and New York City have each passed laws for employee commuter benefits, and Honolulu and Kansas City are considering it. So why the growing interest? Probably partly because these cities have seen how, in San Francisco, there has been an increase in the use of sustainable commuting modes […]






by Krute Singa
Commentary
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The Federal Government is Making Your Commute Worse

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:03 AM

There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated with the gridlocked federal government, but when it comes to transportation, this headline probably hits home the hardest. And it is the primary claim of a report released today, Subsidizing Congestion, by TransitCenter and The Frontier Group that describes the numerous ways in which a relatively […]






by Paul Goddin
Community Design
Dave Kirschner, VDOT, and Arlington County Personnel.

Going Behind the Scenes of Arlington’s Bike and Pedestrian Innovations

Friday, November 7, 2014 10:56 AM

How do government leaders learn from one another? One example is the recent tour Arlington County leaders offered to representatives from multiple Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts to showcase the county’s best practices in pedestrian and bicycle engineering. VDOT engineers from as far away as Hampton Roads and Lynchburg, representing nearly all nine VDOT […]






by Paul Goddin
Policy
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Public-Transportation Users Can Earn Money By Clicking This Link

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:04 PM

The federal pre-tax transportation benefit is unfair to people who don’t drive to work. If you take public transportation or vanpool, you are eligible for only $130 per month in pre-taxed commuter benefits. But if you drive, you are allowed $250 in pre-tax benefits for parking expenses. Click here by December 31 to let your […]






by Jason Pavluchuk
Health
Apple Watch

Wearable Tech Will Make Our Cities More Walkable

Monday, November 3, 2014 10:44 AM

This article was originally published by Tech Cocktail. Apple’s announcement in September regarding the 2015 launch of the Apple Watch has some pundits wondering if the tech giant can do for wearable tech what it did for the MP3 player and smartphone: create a must-have consumer device out of a fledgling, yet promising, product line. I think the more […]






by Paul Goddin
Economic Prosperity
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Employers Key to Transportation Fix

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:49 PM

This article was originally published by the Washington Business Journal. Everyone knows that Washington D.C. makes the infamous list for worst traffic in America. But local governments and nonprofit transportation organizations in the region are doing much to combat this unhappy albatross. In Arlington County, we are taking some 41,000 cars off the road per […]






by Wendy Duren
Community Design
Foxx and Garcetti

Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:18 AM

I really enjoyed this week’s “Fix My Commute,” the inaugural forum in the Washington Post’s America Answers series. It was a first-class event that brought together a fascinating array of national experts and progressive mayors focused on solving the problems of increasing traffic congestion. And while it was acknowledged again and again that our infrastructure […]






by Chris Hamilton
Policy
Stephen at ACT Chesapeake chapter conference in 2013

TDM Leaders Represent “Health and Maturity” of Industry

Friday, September 26, 2014 11:46 AM

If you want a list of innovators in the transportation demand management (TDM) industry, you need look no further than the officers and board of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT).

ACT, the international commuter transportation and TDM advocacy organization, recently elected officers and at-large directors for 2015. The electees are a “who’s-who” of TDM practitioners.






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
Ross

Gentrification is Not a Left-Right Issue, It’s a Clash of Values

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:19 PM

Author Ben Ross spoke at today’s Lunch At the Lab at Mobility Lab. Below are select tweets about the ways people are discussing gentrification and how it’s shaping the worlds of affordable housing, transit, and urbanism in general.






by Paul Mackie
Community Design
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory

New Shared-Space Residential Project Made Possible by Arlington’s Tech, Transit

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:19 AM

A new shared-space residential project by Vornado and WeWork, approved in July by the county board, will be Arlington, Virginia’s first micro-unit project, and could be priced affordably. The Crystal City project will be a temporary revamp of the vacant Crystal Plaza 6 office building at 2221 South Clark Street, which is scheduled to be […]






by Paul Goddin