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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
Economic Prosperity
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Transit Comfort Begins with Great Customer Service

Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:02 PM

There’s a story that’s popular in business schools. A blizzard in the California Sierras had knocked out all communications and deliveries to customers of a California FedEx office. Unable to meet the company’s “absolutely, positively delivered overnight” guarantee, a junior FedEx staffer, without approval of his managers, rented a helicopter (charging it on his personal […]






by Paul Goddin
Economic Prosperity
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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
Economic Prosperity
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Arlington Hotels Helping Drive Public-Transportation Ridership

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:34 AM

When it comes to public transportation, some of Arlington, Virginia’s most forward-thinking businesses are in the hospitality industry. A handful of hotels have recently been recognized for their initiatives, in partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), to implement transit benefits and educate their employees about the area’s transportation options. They were honored at a recent […]






by Maggie Awad
Commentary
Street Space

Space Hogs Are Roadblocking the Happy City From Us

Friday, February 6, 2015 1:40 PM

Everyone hates sitting in traffic. Of course, congestion at peak commute times is to be expected. It’s admittedly very difficult to move millions of people within a very short window of time with limited road space. In most places road-widening to reduce congestion isn’t possible. But even if it were, we shouldn’t be so quick […]






by Chris Plano
Community Design
BikeArlington Post

Plowing Snow for People Who Bike Gives Arlington National Cachet

Thursday, February 5, 2015 3:17 PM

With a new program to plow snow from bike paths, the work of BikeArlington in Arlington County, Virginia has been recognized as a national leader with a feature in today’s Washington Post. “Arlington County has committed to clearing trails,” said Tim Kelley, operations manager for BikeArlington. “That’s been a huge thing — really, just in […]






by Paul Mackie
Commentary
Gas prices

2 Down Sides to Low Gas Prices

Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:52 AM

Our wallets may feel a bit heaver these days, due to the current five-year low in U.S. gasoline prices (to under $2 per gallon in some locations). These same low gas prices, though, also produce some unexpected negative consequences. Two new studies demonstrate, specifically, how low gas prices impact transit ridership and property values. Gas […]






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
Tech city

D.C., S.F., Austin Among Top-Ranked Cities for Technology-Enabled Transportation

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:11 AM

Washington D.C. grabs the number-3 spot in a new study of 70 cities and the technology-enabled transportation options they offer. The Innovative Transportation Index, released today and authored by the Frontier Group and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, looks at 11 different services – from ridesharing to real-time transit information – to identify which cities […]






by Amy Eagleburger
Environment
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3 Tech Ideas to Vanquish Your Driving Headaches

Monday, February 2, 2015 3:34 PM

Even with the popularity of bikeshare and growing use of public transportation by Millennials, 87.8 percent of all commuting is done by car in the U.S., according to a January 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Also, in 2014, IHS Automotive found a 1.5 percent increase in cars on the road versus 2013 […]






by Amy Eagleburger
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