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How Broader Thinking Can Broaden Your Funding Sources

Arlington County, Virginia, with the help of a grant from the Virginia DOT, recently rolled out a cutting-edge multimodal trip planner, CarFreeAtoZ.[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]When local transportation officials think creatively, they can get out from under some of the limitations presented by federal laws.[/feature_box][/quote_right] In 2014, Salt Lake City launched the Hive Pass, a reduced-cost monthly… Read more »

Transportation Agencies: Open Your Data Now

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Opening data to the public is low-hanging fruit for transportation agencies to do their role in alleviating the country’s over-stressed road and transit infrastructure.[/feature_box][/quote_right] An important tactic for transportation agencies to balance traveler demand on roads and transit is to give people the tools and information they need to make smart… Read more »

Bikeshare Opens Major Possibilities for People Who Use CarFreeAtoZ

One of the key strengths of bikeshare is how it effectively expands the transportation network for its users. It unlocks new travel options that might not otherwise be possible, even for people with their own bikes. Now that CarFreeAtoZ supports bikeshare as an option, we can begin to see this impact more clearly than ever…. Read more »

D.C. Region’s First Capital Bikeshare-to-Transit App Unveiled by Arlington County

Along with bike-to-transit and drive-to-transit, people traveling throughout the Washington D.C. region – for the first time – can now search for bikeshare-to-transit directions as part of their trip planning. To see if your commute would benefit from Capital Bikeshare, start by going to CarFreeAtoZ.com. Follow the guide to submit your home and work address… Read more »

Arlington Incubates Its Latest Transit-Tech Project

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Arlington County’s incubation of transit-tech projects like Conveyal’s CarFreeAtoZ is one way the county seeks to improve the lives of its commuters.[/feature_box][/quote_right] It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to compete with the likes of Google, but that’s what a little start-up named Conveyal is doing. The firm creates digital tools… 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 »

3 Ways Multi-Modal Travel is Tricky for App Developers

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Working to refine all the complicated algorithms of travel is vital to improving commuter experiences.[/feature_box][/quote_right] When searching for a route with OpenTripPlanner, we transit techies use complex profile-routing algorithms to objectively find the best options across all available modes, which can lead to an enormous amount of results. To get the… Read more »

Infrastructure Money Tight? Do Better Bus Marketing

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Excellent marketing can have big returns for mass transit, but it is still very underused.[/feature_box][/quote_right] If cities want to reduce the need for expensive infrastructure improvements, they should brand and market their buses better, according to New York Times conservative commentator Josh Barro. Citing a 2009 report from the Federal Transit… Read more »

CarFreeAtoZ Adding Goodies to Become the Complete Trip Planner

CarFreeAtoZ is a personalized trip-planning and comparison tool that Arlington County, Virginia beta-launched this fall as part of its Transit Tech Initiative. Now, beta testing is wrapping up and feedback is being incorporated. Here are some of the top priorities identified: Making It Easier and Better to Use CarFreeAtoZ is designed for commuters to easily… Read more »

The Who, What, When, Where, Whys of CarFreeAtoZ

As part of its Transit Tech Initiative, Arlington County is beta launching CarFreeAtoZ, an online resource for travelers in Arlington and the greater Washington region. What is CarFreeAtoZ? It’s the Washington D.C. region’s first multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool. Bike to metro to walk on your way to work? Sick of driving your car… Read more »