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Capital Bikeshare Expanding To Tysons Corner, Reston

The sturdy red bikes of Capital Bikeshare will make their debut in Fairfax County on Friday. Fifteen stations will open in Reston and 14 in Tysons.  The stations will join the existing regional network of more than 400 stations in the District of Columbia, Alexandria, and Arlington and Montgomery Counties. Fairfax County Bicycle Program Manager Adam Lind… Read more »

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TransLoc expands transit management tool use across 87 universities

TransLoc, a transportation technology platform, recently announced it is providing approximately 1.5 million students across 87 U.S. colleges access to safer and more reliable transportation during this 2016-2017 school year. TransLoc’s expansion includes new and existing partnerships with the University of Tennessee, Colgate University, New York University, Emory University, Louisiana State University, Texas Christian University… Read more »

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Tesla’s Vision for the Future of Autonomous Cars Should Scare Us

The range of potential outcomes with driverless cars is enormous.  In the best-case scenario, private car ownership gives way to shared fleets of autonomous cars, freeing up vast amounts of land that used to be devoted to vehicle storage. Then there’s the scenario promoted by Tesla, in which everyone owns their personal autonomous vehicle and which would… Read more »

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Snohomish County TDM programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Using incentives and individualized trip-planning assistance, Community Transit’s Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion programs removed 373,891 drive-alone trips from busy roads in Snohomish County, the third most populous county in Washington state. The programs also prevented 6.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide in the first six months of 2016. The two innovative transportation demand… Read more »

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Marriott is moving its headquarters to downtown Bethesda so it can be in a denser place that’s closer to transit

Marriott International is moving from the shopping-mall suburb of North Bethesda to transit-rich downtown Bethesda.  In looking to relocate near Metro, the hotel giant is in step with a bigger trend. Suburban office parks all over the D.C. region are losing tenants to walkable urban places. Prior to Marriott’s announcement, the company’s current neighborhood office market in North… Read more »

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Arlington National Cemetery to impose bicycle ban

Bicyclists will no longer be allowed to ride through the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery under a new policy that’s set to start next week despite protest from local officials and bicycle groups. Bicyclists disrupt funeral services, affect other visitors’ experiences and pose safety concerns, the Army said.  But Henry Dunbar, manager at BikeArlington –… Read more »

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Cities and the price of parking

What the price of parking shows us about urban transportation Yesterday, we rolled out our parking price index, showing the variation in parking prices among large US cities. Gleaning data from ParkMe, a web-based directory of parking lots and rates, we showed how much it cost to park on a monthly basis in different cities…. Read more »

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Highway signs will show transit options in pilot project

The news: The Toronto region is introducing a year-long pilot that will use electronic highway signs to show drivers nearby transit information and promote alternative travel options, to help manage congestion and get people where they’re going sooner. On October 17, a sign will be installed on the QEW near Appleby GO station displaying information on… Read more »