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Arlington Transit (ART) Ridership Study 2013

The Arlington Transit (ART) Ridership Study is a regular assessment of who ART’s customers are, how they use ART bus service, their satisfaction with current service, and changes that ART could make to improve that satisfaction. The study had the following objectives: Determine characteristics of bus use, such as frequency of transit use, route utilization,… Read more »

TOD Reduces Vehicle Trips: 2008 TCRP Study Looks at 17 Residential Buildings Nationwide

A 2008 Transit Cooperative Research Program study found that housing in transit-oriented development (TOD) produces fewer vehicle trips than suggested by standards from the Institute for Traffic Engineers (ITE), and the authors conclude that regulators should lower parking ratios, as well as transportation impact fees, for residential TODs, in general. Authors G. B. Arrington of the… Read more »

Hispanic Marketing Study 2013

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) recognizes that the Hispanic/Latino population is a significant market for the County’s outreach and transportation-demand-management (TDM) efforts. Reaching this important segment requires more than simply translating existing materials into Spanish.  Rather, it requires understanding the unique information needs for creation of effective communications and messaging. To better meet the unique… Read more »

Residential Building Transportation Performance Monitoring Study

The Residential Transportation Performance Monitoring Study is an aggregate analysis of 16 individual transportation performance monitoring studies conducted at high-density residential buildings in Arlington. Building-level studies provided information about travel and parking behaviors in residential buildings where transportation demand management (TDM) services are provided by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS).

“HOT or Not”? UMN Study Investigates Driver Behavior with Priced Lanes

A study of the dynamically priced High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on Minnesota’s Interstates 394 and 35W show that when toll-lane prices go up, more drivers enter, contrary to what one would expect. The MnPASS High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes installed on Minnesota’s I-394 and I-35W (in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) have been of interest… Read more »

Report: Why Should Local Governments Care About Carsharing?

A literature-review-based report that details the public benefits of carsharing and why local governments should care about these benefits. Arlington County’s Master Transportation Plan is used in this report as an example of a set of long-range transportation planning priorities, but many communities have similar documents full of transportation goals and objectives. The report focuses… Read more »

Factors that Influence Travel Behavior: Concise Summary from Washington State DOT Report

Looking for a quick primer on the range of factors that researchers have found to be influential in determining mode choice and travel behavior? Section 2 of a new report, “Tools for Estimating VMT Reductions from Built Environment Changes” from the Washington State Department of Transportation provides a concise consideration of demographic and “built-environment” factors…. Read more »

ACCS Making an Impact FY2013

By making it easier for people to switch from driving alone to taking transit, walking, biking, carpooling and vanpooling, Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) reduced traffic in Arlington by about 41,100 vehicle trips on the average workday in FY13, saving 30,200 gallons of gasoline and reducing CO2 emissions by 682,267 lbs. Here, we present highlights… Read more »

Initial Findings from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s 2013 “State of the Commute” Study

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments or “MWCOG”) has begun analyzing data from its 2013 “State of the Commute” study. Analysis shows that teleworking is growing in popularity around the region, and that the Federal government, through its telework policies, is leading the way. Preliminary results … Read more »

2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study

Arlington County Commuter Service’s Car-Free Diet is a campaign designed to encourage a “car-free” or “car-lite” lifestyle by using transit, biking, walking, or teleworking instead of driving. The Car-Free Diet web site offers information on how to use transit, a calculator that shows how much money one could save and how many calories one could… Read more »