Rethinking buses may make Montgomery County a gridlock-free paradise Rethinking buses may make Montgomery County a gridlock-free paradise
Rethinking buses may make Montgomery County a gridlock-free paradise
Rethinking buses may make Montgomery County a gridlock-free paradise
Getting a glimpse at how an AV Cadillac sees the world Getting a glimpse at how an AV Cadillac sees the world
Getting a glimpse at how an AV Cadillac sees the world
Getting a glimpse at how an AV Cadillac sees the world
A good explanation of what that “driverless” car was doing in Arlington, Va. – TechCrunch A good explanation of what that “driverless” car was doing in Arlington, Va. – TechCrunch
A good explanation of what that "driverless" car was doing in Arlington, Va. - TechCrunch
A good explanation of what that “driverless” car was doing in Arlington, Va. – TechCrunch
Don’t wait for transportation options, take them to the people Don’t wait for transportation options, take them to the people
Don't wait for transportation options, take them to the people
Don’t wait for transportation options, take them to the people
Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes
Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes
Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes

How has transportation demand management worked in Arlington County?

Over past decades, the transportation and development strategies of Arlington County, Virginia, have yielded substantial economic, and environmental benefits – allowing continued growth with less reliance on automotive trips and more use of transit and other travel options.

Many policies contribute to this unique success, including everything from mixed-use, transit-oriented development and a multitude of accessible transportation options to readily available educational information. Transportation demand management itself has allowed Arlington to get more than 40,000 cars off the road every workday.

Making transportation options work for people has required a sustained effort – incorporating continuously shifting trends – over many years in Arlington.

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Recent Arlington News

Rethinking buses may make Montgomery County a gridlock-free paradise

Rethinking buses may make Montgomery County a gridlock-free paradise


September 20, 2017    Ethan Goffman

Montgomery County, Md., is working to provide a system of systems to make it easier for everyone to get around – a multimodal network. Together with the existing Metrorail and bus networks, more multimodal options are coming online, with a vision of lessening the number of cars on the county’s gridlocked roadways. Ride On extRa (or… Read more »

Getting a glimpse at how an AV Cadillac sees the world

Getting a glimpse at how an AV Cadillac sees the world


September 19, 2017    Kelley Coyner

“Guess what car I got to ‘drive’ today,” I greeted my V-8 engine, Motor-City maniac, lover of super-charged cars teenager (aka Dear Son). “What, Mobility Momma? Autonomous roller blades or a matronly autonomous-vehicle riding lawn mower, or something more dignified?” replied my automotive wise man. “Guess.” Dear Son, who actually is interested and a favorite… Read more »

A good explanation of what that “driverless” car was doing in Arlington, Va. – TechCrunch

A good explanation of what that “driverless” car was doing in Arlington, Va. – TechCrunch


September 14, 2017    Mobility Lab Web

There was recently a wacky story in the news about pedestrians and others in Arlington spotting a driverless car roaming the streets. Turns out, it wasn’t truly driverless. There was a person hidden in the driver’s seat and it was not a trick, but part of an experiment being run by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute… Read more »

Don’t wait for transportation options, take them to the people

Don’t wait for transportation options, take them to the people


September 12, 2017    Ashley Robbins

Most people, believe it or not, really don’t think much about their transportation options. They just get in the car and go. So other than grumbling about it, what can transportation demand management professionals from throughout the country do? Well, for one, they can take a look at what Arlington Transportation Partners in Virginia recently… Read more »

Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes

Why it’s so difficult for autonomous vehicles to see bikes


August 31, 2017    Kelley Coyner

This is the first of a three-part series on how bicyclists, pedestrians, and autonomous vehicles can cohabitate. When I’m pedaling down North Pershing Drive in Arlington, Va., dodging cars or car doors or trash and delivery trucks, Mobility Mama wonders how her kids ever make it anywhere incident free. “We never ride on Pershing, we… Read more »

Teachers leave behind their lonesome commutes

Teachers leave behind their lonesome commutes


August 21, 2017    Paul Mackie

The Switch, Part 1 – Mobility Lab’s video series on how everyday Americans can rethink their transportation options. Teachers who rideshare, or “carpool,” get to wave at the other commuters stuck in traffic as they breeze past in the HOV lanes. And that’s not all. Once teachers get to school – in the case of… Read more »

Survey says: Millennials favor more transit, less on-street parking – ARLnow

Survey says: Millennials favor more transit, less on-street parking – ARLnow


August 9, 2017    Mobility Lab Web

For some reason, we’re always amazed at how smart people about transportation issues in our home base of Arlington, Va. More proof? A county-run survey was recently released that finds Millennials (of which there are a lot in Arlington) really want primo transit. Check out some of the key findings. The findings come from the county’s Engage Arlington website,… Read more »

Upscale golf cart becomes the latest mobility innovation in Arlington

Upscale golf cart becomes the latest mobility innovation in Arlington


August 3, 2017    Kelley Coyner

This summer, Sprynt moved Arlington, Va., into a new category: a community with a street-legal electric golf-cart shuttle. I missed Sprynt’s opening day on June 23, but my kids caught me up on the way to swim practice one morning a few weeks later. They said “Sprynt looks like a stretch-golf-cart. You’ll probably like it,… Read more »

Transit should cater to similar needs of seniors and Millennials

Transit should cater to similar needs of seniors and Millennials


July 27, 2017    Melissa Paluch

While Millennials and seniors are in diametrically opposing life stages, they are similar in many ways in their attitudes towards public transportation. Take the Millennials interviewed and surveyed back in 2012 and 2013 by the American Public Transportation Association’s Millennials & Mobility study and the Arlington, Va., seniors who participated in Mobility Lab’s focus groups… Read more »

Seniors, not just Millennials, may be turning away from driver’s licenses

Seniors, not just Millennials, may be turning away from driver’s licenses


July 26, 2017    Melissa Paluch

Millennials and seniors having anything in common may sound unusual. But when it comes to transportation, seniors age 65 and up may be following their 18-to-35-year-old cohorts’ lead by increasingly diversifying their transportation habits – or not having driver’s licenses all together. That is in line with what Mobility Lab found with some recent focus… Read more »

Survey: Arlington seniors are savvy users of public transportation

Survey: Arlington seniors are savvy users of public transportation


July 25, 2017    Melissa Paluch

Seniors in Arlington County, Va., have many similar traits to Millennials when it comes to using public transportation. This is one of several findings from a survey released today by Mobility Lab for Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS). “’Aging in place’ is what seniors expect,” said Bobbi Greenberg, acting bureau chief of ACCS. “What we… Read more »

Biking and shared rides absorb Metro Safetrack spillover – Deloitte

Biking and shared rides absorb Metro Safetrack spillover – Deloitte


July 19, 2017    Mobility Lab Web

Metro’s usual 700,000 riders per weekday dropped 11 percent this year due partly to Safetrack disruptions. Now Deloitte has dug into the numbers and it’s encouraging to find that not everyone who left D.C.’s Metro during its year-long subways fix-it project replaced those trips by driving alone more. A recent report by Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights… Read more »