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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 […]






by Stephen Crim
Commentary
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, […]






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
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, […]






by Bill Sadler
Commentary
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 […]






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
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 […]






by Sam Krassenstein
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
Commentary
Carpool Roanoke

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 […]






by Jeremy Holmes
Commentary
TC Millennials

Millennials Sticking With Transit, Boomers Sticking With Cars

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

It seems that, when it comes to making our transportation choices, as we age, we are most likely to rebel against the ways we traveled in our youth. These are among the findings by TransitCenter in Who’s On Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey. There is evidence that Millennials grew up in their early years under […]






by Paul Mackie
Commentary
TC Walkable

Demand for Mixed-Use Places Could Drive Transit Growth

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

Transportation choice in America is largely a product of where one lives, which is both directly and indirectly dependent upon core values and attitudes. This is a major finding in TransitCenter’s Who’s on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey, and it supports the idea that transportation and land use are inextricably linked. While there is a high […]






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
TC cover

Public-Transportation Attitudes Examined in Major New TransitCenter Report

Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 AM

Americans took a record 10.7 billion rides on U.S. transit systems in 2013. Who exactly were these riders, and why did they choose public transit over other options? A major report released today offers the latest and most comprehensive answers to this question of “changing attitudes … propelling recent ridership increases.” In Who’s On Board: […]






by Paul Mackie