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Arlingtonians Can Now Pay Cash for Capital Bikeshare Membership

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:38 PM

The new year is seeing a new way for Arlington County residents to obtain Capital Bikeshare memberships: with cash. The pilot program, called Arlington Resident Cash Membership, begins this week. It is intended to bring the membership service to the “unbanked” residents of the county. Despite Capital Bikeshare‘s huge success — it routinely competes with New York’s […]

by Paul Goddin
Ben Foster

What Does Behavioral Science Have to Do With Transportation?

Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:38 PM

Arlingtonian Ben Foster dropped by Mobility Lab this week and shared his perspective with a few dozen transportation experts on how behavioral science can help us better understand how we make decisions and how different types of information can affect the ways in which we might change our routines. And as part of my company […]

by Kevin Webb
TDM in Arlington

Demand-side Transportation Strategies Are Secret to Arlington’s Success

Monday, July 7, 2014 4:34 PM

Two recent headlines really sum it up nicely for Arlington County, Virginia. As Arlington Booms, Traffic Drops was written by Canaan Merchant in Greater Greater Washington and The Suburb of the Future is Here – How one city avoided the worst of suburbanization and revealed the path toward sustainable urban development was by Henry Grabar […]

by Chris Hamilton
Community Design

County Bureau Gets Creative Moving People Instead of Cars

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:04 AM

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) looks and operates more like a start-up tech company than a government agency. The transportation demand management (TDM) arm of the Virginia county has an energy one might not normally expect in a government office. Busily decorated with site plan documents pinned to walls, bookcases filled with business management paperbacks, […]

by Paul Goddin
How To
Mobile Commuter Store featured

Are Humans Still Needed In a World of Smartphone Apps?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:32 PM

Recently I had my first Apple Store app scan-and-pay experience. Apparently it is now possible to walk into an Apple store, find the product you want, scan the barcode with your iPhone and Apple Store app, charge the item to your iTunes account, and walk out with your receipt being emailed to you – all […]

by Elizabeth Denton

2012 The Commuter Store® Study

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:00 AM

The Commuter Stores® are a key component of Arlington County Commuter Services’ success. As the results of the 2012 Commuter Store® Study show, the stores help to shift travelers from driving alone to other travel modes. The goal of this study was to profile customers at the store, identify how people find out about the […]

by ACCS Research Team

2009 Commuter Stores Study – Wave 2

Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:50 PM

The purpose of the study is to: understand how ACCS’ Commuter Store™ concept is currently performing; identify ways to improve the product and service delivery; measure the overall impact of ACCS’ investment in the Commuter Store; and benchmark against the 2007 Commuter Store Study. KEY FINDINGS Demographics of Commuter Store Survey Respondents: Slightly more males […]

by ACCS Research Team