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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 […]






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New Regional Study Details How Commuters Get To and From Arlington

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:26 PM

What proportion of commuters to and from Arlington regularly drive alone, bike, walk, take transit, carpool or vanpool, or telework? The high-level answer to that question is that, of the 131,300 employed Arlington residents, about 53.3 percent who commute from a home in Arlington usually drive alone, while about 55.3 percent of the 180,300 people […]






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The 2013 State of the Commute Survey Area

Regional State of the Commute Survey 2013, Arlington Analysis

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 11:00 AM

Every three years, Commuter Connections, the regional transportation demand management (TDM) program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, commissions a survey of workers in the Washington, DC region in order to understand commute behavior, commute satisfaction, and awareness of TDM programs. In addition to the results that Commuter Connections publishes for the region, Mobility […]






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Transit People DC

Transit is a Commonality of Booming, Vibrant Cities

Monday, November 10, 2014 3:58 PM

The smartest move for real-estate developers is to continue investing in cities that have many transportation options available to their potential tenants. And growing cities need to embrace transit-oriented development to remain competitive. Those are the findings of a recent report that explores 10 major cities (Mexico City, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Washington D.C., Miami, […]






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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 […]






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LaHood Safe Routes

Safe Routes to School Programs Can Boost Walking and Bicycling by 30 Percent

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:02 PM

This article was originally published at Safe Routes to School’s D.C. Region blog. Streetsblog reports on a new study that found schools with Safe Routes to School programs could boost the number of children walking and bicycling to school by 31 percent over a five-year period. The researchers looked at 801 schools in Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Texas, […]






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Matt Smith

As Driving Habits Change, Places That Cater to Millennials Thrive

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:10 PM

An employment opportunity brought Matt Smith (above), a 30-year old business-development manager, to the Washington D.C. area from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania in 2009. He chose to live in Arlington because of its urban feel and plethora of transportation options. “Arlington feels like D.C. to me, but it’s cleaner and greener,” said Smith, who works at goDCgo in […]






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Red Light

Red-Light Cameras Put People at Risk at Intersections, Let’s Fix That

Friday, October 10, 2014 3:34 PM

While red light cameras are effective at deterring people from consciously running red lights, I would contend they are not at all effective in producing better drivers. While some people push the envelope or blatantly blow through a red light, many people simply have poor depth or time perception and go through red lights inadvertently […]






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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.






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Uber, Lyft May Add Convenience … And Traffic Jams

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:14 AM

This article is adapted from one published at RIDE Solutions. Uber and Lyft aren’t in Roanoke yet, but they’re now, temporarily, legal in Virginia. For cities like mine, where Uber and Lyft will eventually arrive, it may be time to ask what these companies bring to the sustainable transportation table? As it turns out, it may not […]






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