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Adam Russell

Adam Russell

Adam is Mobility Lab's managing editor.

Mobility Lab Express #99

Several pieces in this week’s Express touch on the integration of bikeshare and transit, as both useful transportation connectors and how to simplify connections between the two. While fare integration may not happen in the immediate future, any steps – docks near bus stops, discounted passes – that agencies can take to unify the two… Read more »

WMATA’s SelectPass pilot could become permanent, would complement TDM plans

When transit passes are simple, flexible, and useful, the choice to take Metro or bus over other modes becomes that much more clear. In the D.C. region, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authorityhas been testing a pass structure that does just that, while encouraging extra rides that would essentially be free to passholders. The SelectPass… Read more »

Annual bikeshare conference brings focus to equity, integration, and growth

Last week, the North American Bike Share Association brought together bikeshare systems from across the continent to Austin, Texas, for its third annual conference. BikeArlington program manager Henry Dunbar, who manages Capital Bikeshare in Arlington County, Va., attended the conference, and reports back that three major themes dominated the presentations. A growing mode Though NABSA… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #98

It’s official: registration is now open for the next TransportationCamp DC! On January 7, transportation enthusiasts, professionals, and advocates will come together at the annual “unconference” to discuss topics ranging from transit advocacy strategies to bike infrastructure best practices. And as an unconference, the agenda is entirely up to attendees – so start thinking about… Read more »

Mark your calendar: TransportationCamp DC returns in January

It’s nearly that time of the year: soon, hundreds of transportation professionals, enthusiasts, and advocates will come together for a day of sharing and learning. The D.C. region’s TransportationCamp DC 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, January 7th, at GMU’s Founders Hall in Arlington, Va., and registration is now open. For those who have never attended… Read more »

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Mobility Lab Express #97

Despite all the news developments and best practices we feature on the Mobility Lab blog, the world of transportation demand management (and adjacent issues) is always turning. With that in mind, we launched the Mobility Lab Daily newsletter, which highlights leading transportation stories from sites across the web. If you haven’t yet, subscribe to the… Read more »

Updated Arlington bicycling comfort map highlights the county’s most comfortable routes

This week, BikeArlington unveiled its 2017 edition of the Arlington Bicycle Comfort Level Map, which marks the most comfortable and safe streets for biking throughout the county. The new map is an update to the comfort map BikeArlington first debuted last year. The 2017 version was largely informed through resident suggestions, as well as input from… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #96

Bikesharing, carsharing, and the broader sharing economy are reshaping how people think about the transportation options available in their cities. That’s why we’ll be at the National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago this coming week, where transportation leaders from around the country will meet to share lessons about expanding shared-mobility options, like this one from… Read more »

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Seattle pilot will let buildings rent parking spaces as park-and-rides

Though it’s made rapid progress in shifting commuters away from driving alone to work, Seattle is still looking to address ongoing congestion within the Puget Sound region. Now, the King County Metro is planning to launch a pilot to attract commuters to light rail and buses by allowing nearby buildings to rent their empty parking spaces… Read more »

WMATA finds that biking, walking improvements near Metro stations pay off

Metrorail is the backbone of the D.C. region’s transportation system, but that doesn’t mean each station exists in a vacuum. For many people, walking and biking from their station to their ultimate destination is a key part of the Metro experience, whether we consciously recognize it or not. That’s a driving idea behind WMATA’s Metrorail… Read more »