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A Call for Traffic Data to Improve Our Transportation Systems

Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:06 AM

One of the most important resources for determining the transportation impacts of new land development is the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Manual. When a new neighborhood, shopping mall, or office complex is proposed, transportation engineers conduct a study that forecasts “trip generation” – or how much traffic will come in and out […]

by Michelle Birdsall
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Neighborhood Clusters Added to Updated Capital Bikeshare Trip Visualizer

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:30 PM

Capital Bikeshare’s trip history data for the 4th quarter of 2012 has been posted, and with it I’ve made a new version of the CaBi Trip Visualizer. (See last quarter’s version at A Closer Look at Bikeshare Data.) For this version, I’ve strengthened the features that let you examine clusters of stations. When you select […]

by Michael Schade
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Transit Riders Need to Demand Better Real-Time Departure Information

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:04 PM

Kurt Raschke, a frequent collaborator on Mobility Lab technology programs, and Chris Barnes of (on the right) were leaving a session at TransportationCamp DC on how to improve real-time transit information when Mobility Lab TV‘s cameras caught up with them. Kurt was concerned about transit agencies losing faithful customers when their real-time bus and train […]

by Paul Mackie
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A Closer Look at Bikeshare Data

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:29 AM

Every quarter, a new set of data gets added to Capital Bikeshare’s repository of trip-history data. And as the Washington D.C. region’s bikesharing system grows more popular, the data sets grow in size (from 15 megabytes and 117,972 trips in the 4th quarter of 2010 to 68 megabytes and 637,531 trips in the 3rd quarter […]

by Michael Schade