Research

Economic Prosperity
Boulder

Boulder Makes It Easy for Low-Income Residents to Take Bus, Bike, and Carshare

Monday, December 22, 2014 3:41 PM

When someone gives up her only parking spot in front of her home for a carshare vehicle for the whole community, you know you’re getting through to people. That’s exactly what happened in Boulder, Colorado – and may be happening even more soon – as a unique partnership began this year between the local housing […]






by Paul Mackie
Community Design
Rideshare

Mobility Lab’s Top 10 Stories of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014 1:57 PM

Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft Are Great Options, But They Are Not Ridesharing Companies– Although these companies still mistakenly refer to themselves as “ridesharing” services, they should be commended for giving people more transportation options and beginning to allow people to actually share rides (thus, potentially taking drive-alone trips off the roads) through new offshoots like Lyft […]






by Paul Mackie
Research

Full-Time Research Analyst

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:23 PM

Position Title: Research Analyst Number of Open Positions: One, full-time. Hiring Organization: Mobility Lab, a program managed by the Destination Sales & Marketing Group, Limited on behalf of Arlington County Commuter Services. About the Mobility Lab Program Mobility Lab is a program of Arlington County, Virginia’s transportation demand management bureau, Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS). […]






by Stephen Crim
Commentary
Litman

Transit is Efficient, Attractive, Enjoyable, Prestigious, and, Yes, Safe

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:44 PM

Transit is a very safe form of transportation, not only in terms of safety from accidents, but also in terms of personal security from crimes and theft. A new study authored by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute argues that the narrative for transit needs to be changed to emphasize this fact. Litman’s […]






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
DeMaio

Bikeshare: Still the New Kid on the Block for Transportation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:53 PM

This month’s Transportation Techies Meetup group, at the WeWork co-working space in Washington D.C., was all about what we know from the growing catalog of studies on bikeshare systems. The World’s Best Bikeshares When Colin Hughes and Jacob Mason of the Institute for Transportation and Development Planning (ITDP) asked the attendees which system is the best, […]






by Amy Eagleburger
Economic Prosperity
Rosslyn skyline

Transportation Amenities Give Arlington Upper Hand for Commercial-Office Developers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:10 PM

With the highest office vacancy rate in years – currently around 21 percent compared with 17 percent for Northern Virginia as a whole – Arlington County’s building owners are faced with numerous challenges to attract and retain tenants. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program authorized by Congress, in which Department of Defense bases were […]






by Keara Mehlert
Commentary
Matt-with-POTUS-Obama

TransitScreen Looks to Keep Up With Fast-Changing Transportation Landscape

Thursday, December 11, 2014 2:07 PM

The Washington D.C. area has a deceptively large number of transportation options. Metro, bikeshare and city buses, of course, but what about the D.C. Circulator busline or the Fairfax Connector buses? Is Car2Go actually the best way to get downtown in a hurry? Is there a way to provide this information that would push commuters […]






by Amy Eagleburger
Commentary
Real Estate

Real-Estate Investors: Pay Attention to 18-Hour Cities, Millennials, and Infrastructure in 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:41 PM

Urbanization – migration away from the suburbs and to the central city – will be the biggest real estate trend in 2015, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, in its 36th year of publication, makes projections in commercial and residential […]






by Paul Goddin
Community Design
Team ROOT

On-Demand Transit. Now That Sounds Like a Winning Idea!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:26 AM

What if you could get around cities with an option that combined the simplicity of Uber and the affordability of systems like D.C.’s Metrobus or Arlington’s ART buses? It would be an on-demand transit system with no routes, no transfers, and no time tables. A fleet of shuttles would have their paths constantly adjusted based on […]






by Adam Cohen
Commentary
M_google

Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3:30 PM

A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and […]






by Jeremy Holmes