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Keara Mehlert

Keara Mehlert

Keara is business development manager of Developer Services at Arlington Transportation Partners.

Boeing Flies Right on Transportation Options

Boeing’s new regional headquarters has opened in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. And it’s an example of how a large company can prop up a local economy while minimizing its impact on traffic congestion. Boeing chose Crystal City because of its location across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., and for the multiple… Read more »

Transportation Amenities Give Arlington Upper Hand for Commercial-Office Developers

With the highest office vacancy rate in years – currently around 21 percent compared with 17 percent for Northern Virginia as a whole – Arlington County’s building owners are faced with numerous challenges to attract and retain tenants. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program authorized by Congress, in which Department of Defense bases were… Read more »

Transit Use = Healthy Employees, Businesses in Arlington

This article is adapted from the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Last week’s Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers Awards and Workplace Wellness Expo, hosted by the Washington Business Journal and United Healthcare, recognized 50 companies in the D.C. region. And it is notable that four out of the five “healthiest employers” finalists from Arlington County are also Arlington… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Rail-Volution: Transit Becoming Economic Backbone of Communities

Transit’s impact on economic development was a major theme at this year’s recent Rail-Volution conference in Seattle. King County (Washington) Executive Dow Constantine opened the conference by saying “transit is the backbone of our economy.” Many of the workshops brought up the often-publicized trend about the shift towards walkable developments, the decrease in driving by younger generations, and how transit… Read more »

Commuting Resolutions For the New Year

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions yet? With 2013 less than a week away, now is a good time to start planning. The thing about your daily commute is that it can influence many of the things that will probably be on your resolution list. Resolution #1 – Save Money: Switching from driving… Read more »

Alternative Work Schedules Improve Productivity … And Traffic

My company, Arlington Transportation Partners (a close collaborator with Mobility Lab, and located in the same office suite) helps employers throughout the county with transportation options like tax-free transit benefits, brochure services, and bike commuter facilities. However, did you know that there are additional commuter benefit policies that have nearly no cost and require less time… Read more »