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Adam Russell

Adam Russell

Adam is Mobility Lab's managing editor.

More people in the DC region are teleworking. Here’s how to get started.

In the last few years, the D.C. region has quietly seen a significant rise in the number of people teleworking. According to last year’s regional State of the Commute report, 10 percent of the area’s workers now primarily telework, and nearly one-third of all workers report teleworking at least some of the time (on average, 1.5… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #105

For major employers and large residential properties facing parking crunches and other transportation demand issues, potential TDM fixes may be hiding in plain sight. See the featured story from Arlington Transportation Partners in which our survey of a local hospital’s employees revealed a surprisingly high potential for carpool matches. Also covered in this issue: tweaking… Read more »

Would minor map changes encourage Metro riders to shift their commutes?

SafeTrack surges in the past months have highlighted one of of the D.C. Metrorail system’s largest demand crunches: the Rosslyn tunnel bottleneck, where the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines converge to head east into downtown. This capacity issue has been exacerbated by the 2014 Silver line opening, and more recently by the current Blue line shutdown… Read more »

Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits

A new publication from the Association for Commuter Transportation, entitled “Getting to Work,” highlights the ways several forward-thinking employers are offering better commuting options to their employees. Each story offers a look at the unique transportation challenges major employers face – from parking crunches to time-consuming commutes – and which solutions have proven effective in addressing… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #104 – Building a transit army

This month, a number of news items have highlighted the ongoing importance of transportation demand management as a tool to address congestion issues. A biennial report from downtown Seattle shows how TDM efforts and transit improvements are keeping drive-alone commutes at 30 percent while transit ridership rises. Noted below, San Francisco is investing in a… Read more »

Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?

Employer TDM programs aren’t just for reducing congestion on highways – they also make good business sense, contributing to productive workplaces and employee retention. Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, today released its 2017 list of employers leading the way in TDM programs, a national lineup of companies making… Read more »

Hands-on with a new standard for safer biking intersections

The last decade has seen bicycling rates double or triple in major metropolitan areas, helped in part by the modern consensus around what kind of on-street facilities are best at protecting and encouraging riders. While sharrows and signage have given way to protected, separate lanes, the designs of intersections – often the most stressful part of… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #102

Earlier this month, more than 430 advocates, professionals, and enthusiasts braved a snowy Saturday for an energetic, bustling TransportationCamp DC 2017.  The event would not have been possible for us without the support of host partners, sponsors, and a small army of dedicated volunteers. See below for our write-up, and keep an eye out for… Read more »

Our 10 most-read posts of 2016

From tiny data-gathering initiatives to widespread carpooling ideas, here are our 10 most-read articles from the past year. 1. The yellow bicycle button that gets the attention of city leaders Swedish company Hovding, makers of the explosively inflating bike helmet, paired with the London Cyclists Campaign to create a simple button that cyclists could use to record… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #100

This Express marks not only our last edition of 2016, but also the 100th edition! To mark the occasion, scroll down to take a look back to November 2012, when the very first newsletter hit inboxes. Many of the issues covered have continued to shape the D.C. region for the better, adding more transportation options,… Read more »