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5 Ways DC’s Metro Beats NY’s Subway

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:03 PM

New York City’s Subway system, run by the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the largest rapid transit system in the United States. With service 24 hours per day and an extensive network of 421 stations, virtually all of Manhattan and most of the outer boroughs are within a quick walk of the system – which, despite its name, […]






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Education
Walking to work slideshow

How to Build an Active-Transportation Plan at Your Workplace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:20 PM

Employees looking to make a business case to their bosses for better workplace amenities for biking, walking, and taking public would have found a recent goDCgo event helpful. “If this is not a priority for senior management and Human Resources, make a business case, tie it to the bottom line, and prove your case. The […]






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Economic Prosperity
Rosslyn condo

Bikeshare, Transit Cards, and Puppies: Marketing Your Real Estate

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:38 PM

This article was originally published by Arlington Transportation Partners. It’s no secret that apartment and condo development is booming in the Washington D.C. region, fueled by a growing population of young professionals seeking to live in more urban environments. However, as a result of this growth, developers and property managers are experiencing strong competition to attract […]






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How To
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What If We Sold Transit Fares Like Cell-Phone Minutes?

Monday, March 10, 2014 4:13 PM

How many cell-phone minutes do you pay for in a month? Or gigabytes of data? Are you on a family plan? Do you get a group discount from work? What does this even have to do with transit? If we think of a transit trip like we do a cell-phone minute (or megabyte) we start […]






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Transit Agencies Must Improve Service Through Technology

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:35 PM

Transit in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metropolitan area is complex. More than a dozen agencies serve the region, with overlapping service areas, conflicting stop numbering schemes, and uncoordinated schedules. For transit riders, it can be difficult to piece together intermodal journeys across the region because the information simply isn’t readily available. You can board an OmniLink bus in […]






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Policy
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Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:21 PM

Imagine the following scenario: Your daily commute in Washington D.C. requires taking metro’s green line to Gallery Place, then transferring onto a metrobus to your final destination. Unfortunately, the Washington Capitals hockey team is playing at Gallery Place’s Verizon Center. The game has just completed, and the street is teaming with Caps fans. Traffic is […]






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Research

2005 Arlington County Public Perceptions of Transit Study

Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:41 AM

This project was a component of a semi-annual psychographic and behavioral study of Washington area residents. The purpose of this study was to determine Washington area residents’ behaviors and attitudes toward transportation, in particular toward the private car, Metrobus, and Metrorail. KEY FINDINGS Private Car Usage: Use of the private car was quite prevalent in […]






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