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Ride-Hailing Services Present Major Gap in Access for People with Disabilities in the D.C. Area

Many regions – like the Washington, D.C., area – are fortunately and rapidly adding a multitude of transportation options, especially in the realms of on-demand mobility and ride-hailing.[quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTION OPPORTUNITIES” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Ride-hailing companies are uniquely positioned to offer key transportation services to people with disabilities. They’re not there yet.[/feature_box][/quote_right] In August, Arlington Transportation Partners set… Read more »

In rush-hour D.C., abundance of transportation options look “amazing”

At Arlington Transportation Partners and goDCgo, our job is to encourage residents and visitors in the Washington D.C. metro region to consider sustainable and active commutes.[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]In the exciting new world of transportation options, it pays to know which ones work best near you.[/feature_box][/quote_right] So we decided to try some of the many options… Read more »

Uber, Lyft Get a Carpool Competitor in D.C.

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Options that combine ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft and tech-enabled ridesharing could serve consumers who desire sustainability and more affordability.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Boston-based Bridj recently launched limited service between Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. to help fill a niche not being targeted by buses. Another company, Split, launched just a couple… Read more »

Gridlock Is Not Just for D.C. Politics

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Cities that work hard to publicize their transit options can do a lot to relief stress and congestion for all commuters.[/feature_box][/quote_right] File this one under “lists you don’t want to appear on.” Consumer finance website NerdWallet has released a list of the top 10 Worst Cities for Car Drivers. Washington D.C.,… Read more »

Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Bridj offers places (where available) a potentially great new transportation option.[/feature_box][/quote_right] I switched up my usual commute this morning and ditched my bike for the chance to try out Bridj, a Boston-based “pop-up bus transit” startup company that launched this week in Washington D.C. The company offers flexible shuttle routes that… Read more »

SXSW Hackers Suggest Austin Transportation Improvements

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]An affordable way for cities to make improvements is to convene transportation enthusiasts.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Austin, home to great music, festivals and tech, is also facing some great challenges. Thanks to its success, congestion, long commutes, and escalating housing costs are looming. For the first time, Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is… Read more »

Energizing People to Take Action for Transportation and Place

Mobility Lab – and many of our partners – believe it’s long past time to get serious about public transportation in this country. We need to make a stronger and clearer case to the public and to our leaders about the benefits of transportation options. Auto companies, for example, are very clear that our freedom… Read more »

3 Tech Ideas to Vanquish Your Driving Headaches

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Creating ways to help people more easily avoid rush hour has a lot of societal benefits.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Even with the popularity of bikeshare and growing use of public transportation by Millennials, 87.8 percent of all commuting is done by car in the U.S., according to a January 2014 study by the U.S…. Read more »

Boston, Vegas Startups Tap Smart-Route Tech

Pop-up transit companies like Bridj and Shift are taking advantage of today’s growing amount of data availability and creating flexible transit systems that come to the customer instead of vice versa. Boston-based Bridj defines itself as “the world’s first pop-up transit system.” The idea of pop-up transit started in the dorm room of Middlebury College student Matthew… Read more »

On-Demand Transit. Now That Sounds Like a Winning Idea!

What if you could get around cities with an option that combined the simplicity of Uber and the affordability of systems like D.C.’s Metrobus or Arlington’s ART buses? It would be an on-demand transit system with no routes, no transfers, and no time tables. A fleet of shuttles would have their paths constantly adjusted based on… Read more »