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Economic Prosperity
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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
Economic Prosperity
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Making It Easy for Small Businesses to Offer Transit Benefits

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:37 PM

It has been well documented that large companies offering transit benefits to their employees gain payroll tax savings, lower health-benefit costs, increased employee productivity, and better retention levels. But we seem to hear less about the advantages to small companies. Turns out, offering transit benefits is just as beneficial for small firms as it is […]






by Paul Goddin
Commentary
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Transportation Agencies: Focus Less on Telework

Monday, November 24, 2014 1:37 PM

When I first moved to Washington D.C., I shared an apartment with a graduate-school classmate and her husband. Every Wednesday, he would leave for his job and I would leave for mine, but she would stay behind, and start work by sitting down on the couch and remotely logging in to her office computer. There […]






by Stephen Crim
Commentary
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The Federal Government is Making Your Commute Worse

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:03 AM

There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated with the gridlocked federal government, but when it comes to transportation, this headline probably hits home the hardest. And it is the primary claim of a report released today, Subsidizing Congestion, by TransitCenter and The Frontier Group that describes the numerous ways in which a relatively […]






by Paul Goddin
Community Design
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Going Behind the Scenes of Arlington’s Bike and Pedestrian Innovations

Friday, November 7, 2014 10:56 AM

How do government leaders learn from one another? One example is the recent tour Arlington County leaders offered to representatives from multiple Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts to showcase the county’s best practices in pedestrian and bicycle engineering. VDOT engineers from as far away as Hampton Roads and Lynchburg, representing nearly all nine VDOT […]






by Paul Goddin
Economic Prosperity
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Bike Friendly is Business Friendly

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:42 PM

It has been well documented that having happy and fit employees helps productivity and the bottom line, but many businesses may be overlooking one of the cheaper ways to support a healthy work place: becoming a Bicycle Friendly Business through the League of American Bicyclists. And businesses in Arlington, Virginia may find earning that designation especially easy […]






by Henry Dunbar
Economic Prosperity
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Employers Key to Transportation Fix

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:49 PM

This article was originally published by the Washington Business Journal. Everyone knows that Washington D.C. makes the infamous list for worst traffic in America. But local governments and nonprofit transportation organizations in the region are doing much to combat this unhappy albatross. In Arlington County, we are taking some 41,000 cars off the road per […]






by Wendy Duren
Community Design
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Flying Cars Instead of Bikes? Let’s Talk Real Solutions. Now.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:18 AM

I really enjoyed this week’s “Fix My Commute,” the inaugural forum in the Washington Post’s America Answers series. It was a first-class event that brought together a fascinating array of national experts and progressive mayors focused on solving the problems of increasing traffic congestion. And while it was acknowledged again and again that our infrastructure […]






by Chris Hamilton
Policy
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TDM Leaders Represent “Health and Maturity” of Industry

Friday, September 26, 2014 11:46 AM

If you want a list of innovators in the transportation demand management (TDM) industry, you need look no further than the officers and board of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT).

ACT, the international commuter transportation and TDM advocacy organization, recently elected officers and at-large directors for 2015. The electees are a “who’s-who” of TDM practitioners.






by Paul Goddin
Economic Prosperity
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Transit Use = Healthy Employees, Businesses in Arlington

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:44 PM

This article is adapted from the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Last week’s Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers Awards and Workplace Wellness Expo, hosted by the Washington Business Journal and United Healthcare, recognized 50 companies in the D.C. region. And it is notable that four out of the five “healthiest employers” finalists from Arlington County are also Arlington […]






by Keara Mehlert