Transit

Commentary
Ross

Gentrification is Not a Left-Right Issue, It’s a Clash of Values

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:19 PM

Author Ben Ross spoke at today’s Lunch At the Lab at Mobility Lab. Below are select tweets about the ways people are discussing gentrification and how it’s shaping the worlds of affordable housing, transit, and urbanism in general.






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Missed Connections Map

Where to Find Love? Ride Public Transportation

Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:24 PM

There seems to be quite a lot of flirting, or at least furtive glancing, taking place on public transportation. A new series of Metro ads celebrating the opening of the Silver Line suggests the new rail line to Reston might not only connect Washington D.C. residents with jobs and housing, but with dating opportunities as […]






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Commentary
Earl Kiang and Panel of Judges at GMU Outside the Box Conference

Idea for Smarter Transit Fares Wins George Mason Competition

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:08 PM

Transit would be better served if the pay-per-ride and unlimited fare schemes that currently dominate were expanded to include more fine-tuned pricing structures similar to those offered by cell phone companies. That was the idea that won the recent second annual Outside the Box transportation conference and competition at George Mason University’s (GMU’s) School of Public Policy. Winner […]






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Community Design
Subway folks

Top 50 Traits of a Great Transit Manager

Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:27 PM

What traits and skill sets are important to becoming a great public transportation leader? METRO Magazine, where I serve as executive editor, surveyed more than 200 transit executives to find out. Being a skilled communicator and listener were the most commonly cited attribute, while having a good sense of humor and being able to laugh […]






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How To
Smartrip slideshow

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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Metro Walkers featured

Does Walking to the Metro Count as My Daily Exercise?

Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:24 PM

If you are like me and live or work about five blocks from the Metro and generally wait till the last minute to leave to catch the train, the hurried walk to the Metro counts as exercise! I have been pleased to discover that walking briskly for at least thirty minutes a day is the […]






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Newsroom
Congestion sign

Federal Transportation Bill Funds at Static 80/20 Highway/Transit Split

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:33 PM

I’ve been reading a lot about the recent passage of the federal transportation bill. The more and more I read, the more amazed I am at how little we spend to maintain, repair, and replace our country’s aging and outdated infrastructure. The best layman’s break-down of funding I’ve found comes from Dan Malouff, a planner […]






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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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2006 Arlington County Teen Transit Initiative Study

Monday, September 11, 2006 7:22 PM

The purpose of this study was to provide a marketing information foundation for the Arlington County Teen Transit Initiative, a teen-led task force charged with planning additional transit-oriented services for Arlington County teens. KEY FINDINGS Teen Demographics: Just over half the respondents were female. The majority were 16 and 17 years of age, white, and […]






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