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Hispanic Marketing Study 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 PM

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) recognizes that the Hispanic/Latino population is a significant market for the County’s outreach and transportation-demand-management (TDM) efforts. Reaching this important segment requires more than simply translating existing materials into Spanish.  Rather, it requires understanding the unique information needs for creation of effective communications and messaging. To better meet the unique […]

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Arlington’s Local Transportation Data Helps Others Nationwide

Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:07 AM

Arlington County, Virginia has requirements for many proposed development projects that allow county transportation experts to measure key indicators such as parking occupancy, vehicles moving in and out of garages, and commute mode choice of residents. Individually, these studies can be used by these experts to compare reality against the projections used in the traffic-impact […]

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A Call for Traffic Data to Improve Our Transportation Systems

Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:06 AM

One of the most important resources for determining the transportation impacts of new land development is the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Manual. When a new neighborhood, shopping mall, or office complex is proposed, transportation engineers conduct a study that forecasts “trip generation” – or how much traffic will come in and out […]

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Arlington Residential Parking Garages Not Full

Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:06 AM

A new study by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) examines the travel and parking behaviors of residents by looking at a sample of residential site plan buildings. Site plan buildings are those that require special approval from the County Board in order to be developed because they need some kind of exception to the zoning […]

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Residential Building Transportation Performance Monitoring Study

Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:00 AM

The Residential Transportation Performance Monitoring Study is an aggregate analysis of 16 individual transportation performance monitoring studies conducted at high-density residential buildings in Arlington. Building-level studies provided information about travel and parking behaviors in residential buildings where transportation demand management (TDM) services are provided by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS).

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New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting

Friday, September 20, 2013 12:11 PM

The 2012 American Community Survey Data show numerical changes in the way Arlingtonians get to work, but the differences are not statistically significant. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released new American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Arlington residents maintained their high rates of biking, walking, and transit use, with small percentage […]

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TDM is Not Scary: A 101 on Transportation Demand Management

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:34 PM

“How do we begin to covet, Clarisse? Do we seek out things to covet? No, we covet what we see every day.” – Hannibal Lecter in Thomas Harris’s Silence of the Lambs Here at Mobility Lab, we share stories about transportation options that are “cool, healthy, fun, and efficient.” The thing is: these stories are about something […]

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Congestion Isn’t Just About Highways

Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:21 PM

This article was originally published by Greater Greater Washington. Trends indicate that Americans are driving less and have diminished interest in owning a vehicle. But what happens when the transportation modes they switch to become as crowded as the highways they left? In the United States, we usually focus on gridlock and time lost while driving, […]

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“HOT or Not”? UMN Study Investigates Driver Behavior with Priced Lanes

Monday, September 9, 2013 4:24 PM

A study of the dynamically priced High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on Minnesota’s Interstates 394 and 35W show that when toll-lane prices go up, more drivers enter, contrary to what one would expect. The MnPASS High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes installed on Minnesota’s I-394 and I-35W (in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) have been of interest […]

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Why Should Local Governments Care About Carsharing?

Friday, September 6, 2013 12:16 PM

The “sharing economy” is growing at an astonishing rate in response to economic needs, technological innovation, and cultural changes across the globe. People are sharing things of value that are otherwise underutilized, and in the process building new networks and communities. Through the internet and mobile devices, companies now facilitate sharing your house, your skills […]

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