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Answers to Transportation Ills Need to Come from Unexpected Funding

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:19 PM

This is the second of a two-part Mobility Lab series. Part 1 looked at the big-picture history of transportation funding in the United States. Part 2 examines ways we can fund transportation in a future of flat federal funding. The world of transportation is innovating and shifting at a clip no mere mortals can expect […]

by Paul Mackie
Transit Tech
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Trying Out uberPOOL in the D.C. Region

Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:51 PM

This article originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. This week, Lyft Line, a similar on-demand carpool service from Lyft, also launches in the Washington, D.C., area. Uber launched its long awaited uberPOOL program on October 22, and I took it for a spin on my commute home to find out the finer details. The system works […]

by Jonathan Bollhoefer
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Rural Reflections: Dispatches from TransportationCamp California

Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:29 AM

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, In an exciting departure from TransportationCamp’s usual urban habitat, TransportationCamp California recently took place in rural Sonoma County, some 50 miles north of the Bay Area, during the California Association for Coordinated Transportation Fall Conference. Interestingly, the unconference format of the camp revealed a distinct “off” tone […]

by Ruth Miller
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Turning to Your Customers for Advice

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:41 PM

This post originally appeared on Talking Transportation. It’s common throughout the transportation industry to make data available for private use, often ending up being presented in mobile apps. No surprise, if a department of transportation or local transit agency has rapidly, or even regularly, updated data that includes route conditions, a mobile public wants to know. The […]

by Lloyd Brown
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How Ridesharing Could Help Solve the Last-Mile Problem

Monday, November 16, 2015 3:04 PM

A few months ago I wrote a post about Uber’s new “Smart Routes” feature and ended by saying that it’s not just taxis who need to be thinking about platforms like Uber, it’s also public transit authorities. I said that because I think that multi-modal is already the new reality in terms of how we get […]

by Brandon G. Donnelly
Community Design
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Disrupting Mobility Now, Not in Some Distant Future

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:13 PM

At the Disrupting Mobility 2015 Summit, Paul DeLong of car2go said he’s sick of fighting with wife about missing his kids grow up because of the horrendous traffic between work in downtown Austin and his home 17 miles north of the city. “The more people talk about this and the more we can tell this […]

by Paul Mackie
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The Rules of the Road: Then Versus Now

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:15 AM

This post originally appeared on the Eno Transportation Weekly blog. On November 12, the Eno Center for Transportation will host its policy summit, “New Rules of the Road.” Mobility Lab CEO Lois DeMeester will be part of a panel at the summit, judging presentations in the portion “The Great Upheaval: Ideas for the New Road.” […]

by Ann Henebery
Mobility Lab Releases
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From Rebalancing to Dock-Blocking: Techies Hack to Make Capital Bikeshare Even More User-Friendly

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:48 PM

Hack nights centering on Capital Bikeshare are among the best-attended of Transportation Techies’ monthly events, drawing a mix of transit data, programming, and biking infrastructure enthusiasts The group, sponsored by Mobility Lab, hosted its fourth CaBi Hack Night last Monday at 1776’s new Crystal City offices, where many presenters addressed some of the daily, unavoidable […]

by Amy Eagleburger
Mobility Lab Releases
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Washington Post Helps Trumpet How Open Data Improves Our Transit Options

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:07 AM

Being able to boast online about your bikeshare mileage. A tracking app that saves transit agencies money. A way to catch the train to the baseball game at just the right time. Open transit data is driving people to think about how they can make systems better and more engaging. In a recent Washington Post […]

by Adam Russell
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Ride-Hailing Services Present Major Gap in Access for People with Disabilities in the D.C. Area

Monday, October 5, 2015 1:22 PM

Many regions – like the Washington, D.C., area – are fortunately and rapidly adding a multitude of transportation options, especially in the realms of on-demand mobility and ride-hailing. In August, Arlington Transportation Partners set out to highlight this variety of modes and options in the District through a creative “commute race” from Petworth to ATP’s […]

by Carol Tyson