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Activity Centers
Mariela

Activity Centers: Economic Engines and Livable Places

Friday, January 17, 2014 1:39 PM

“For many people, this is a neighborhood where you can live, you can work, you can shop, you can have lots of cultural and recreational choices, all in the same place,” explains Harriet Tregoning, director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, in describing NoMA in a new video from my organization – the Metropolitan Washington […]






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Activity Centers
Activity Center

The Case for Activity Centers in the D.C. Region

Friday, January 10, 2014 4:07 PM

Atlanta has Livable Centers. San Francisco has Priority Development Areas. And here in D.C., we have Activity Centers. Different terms, similar concepts: places or hubs in large metropolitan areas where future growth is designated, encouraged, and concentrated. Activity Centers have big implications regarding efficiencies in transportation, sustainability, and livability, particularly in a post-recession environment of […]






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Activity Centers
Vibrant Arlington

Prosperous Hubs of Activity Planned Across D.C. Region

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 2:33 PM

Today, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors approved Place + Opportunity (PDF), a report that presents a regional framework to understand common challenges and opportunities among Activity Centers in our region. Examining a cross section of the region’s 141 Activity Centers, the Place + Opportunity Project Team conducted detailed analysis of each […]






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Mobility Lab Releases
Unhappy Metro

Metrorail Commuters Could Lose Up to $115 Each Month, Starting Now, Thanks to Congress

Friday, January 3, 2014 10:59 AM

[Editor's note: Be sure to check out the Washington Post's feature article and excellent Metro rider calculator both created in a close collaboration with Mobility Lab's Research Director Stephen Crim. Great work, Stephen!] It’s 2014, and Congressional inaction on keeping the transit-benefit cap at $245 could cost the riders who make over 700,000 daily trips […]






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Commentary
Open Data slideshow

Top 10 Mobility Lab Stories of 2013

Thursday, January 2, 2014 1:01 PM

We go in a lot of directions at Mobility Lab. But – in a world with a booming population, ever-dirtier air from traffic pollution, and idealists who simply want to spend their time any other way but in traffic jams – we always bring it back to the concept of “moving people – not cars.” Within that […]






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Commentary
Arlington skyline

Real Estate Near Metro Stations Appears to Be Worth a Premium

Friday, December 20, 2013 11:39 AM

My office is about three blocks away from the Rosslyn Metro in Arlington, Virginia. I walk uphill each morning. On most days, it is enough to work up a sweat. One day recently, it was enough to get me covered in fresh-falling snow. Would my job satisfaction increase if my office were closer to Metro? […]






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Commentary
ART Ridership Study 2013 Origin/Destination Map Section Top Image

“Riders Love Arlington Transit, Want More of It”

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:30 PM

As Arlington residents, employees, and visitors have grown accustomed to transit in the county, they have come to embrace it, and, having enjoyed it, they want more of it. At least, that’s one takeaway from a recent survey of nearly 3,000 Arlington Transit (ART) riders. According to the survey, ART riders are happy with the […]






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ART bus

ART Bus in Arlington Has Loyal, Diverse Ridership

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:06 PM

Bus ridership is getting the respect it deserves. Or at least that is the case in Arlington County, Virginia according to a new report released today by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS). The report, titled Arlington Transit Ridership Study, contains the results of a survey of Arlington Transit (ART) riders that was administered by LDA […]






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ART Ridership Study 2013 Origin/Destination Map Section Top Image

Arlington Transit (ART) Ridership Study 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 PM

The Arlington Transit (ART) Ridership Study is a regular assessment of who ART’s customers are, how they use ART bus service, their satisfaction with current service, and changes that ART could make to improve that satisfaction. The study had the following objectives: Determine characteristics of bus use, such as frequency of transit use, route utilization, […]






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Residential GGW

Walkability, Parking, and TDM Influence Whether You Drive

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:44 PM

This article was originally published by Greater Greater Washington.  Arlington has tried to reduce traffic by clustering development around transit and using transportation demand management (TDM) programs to raise awareness of alternatives to driving. According to a new study of residential buildings, it’s working. We found that regardless of age or whether a building is […]






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