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Upscale golf cart becomes the latest mobility innovation in Arlington

This summer, Sprynt moved Arlington, Va., into a new category: a community with a street-legal electric golf-cart shuttle. I missed Sprynt’s opening day on June 23, but my kids caught me up on the way to swim practice one morning a few weeks later. They said “Sprynt looks like a stretch-golf-cart. You’ll probably like it,… Read more »

Will people ever share rides in small and mid-size cities?

Cities and providers face challenge of promoting shared options against the ease of drive-alone trips This week our communications director Paul Mackie is reporting from South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Why would there be much urgency in creating shared-mobility options in a place like Austin? RideAustin, Fasten, and others easily slipped in to take the… Read more »

12 ways developers can guide tenants to better transportation decisions

Real-estate developers and property managers have long been coming around to the simple business decision that, if they want to manage profitable projects and attract tenants, they should build and own near transit and other non-driving options. Just look at Detroit: A 2.5-mile streetcar system expected to launch in a few months to downtown is… Read more »

Finding traffic and car ownership solutions through ride- and car-sharing

While the D.C. region benefits from a diverse set of transportation options, there are unique situations where cars become necessary for those who don’t normally need them. With the rise of the sharing economy, there are now ways for residents to find more efficient ways to take the occasional trip by car. At the August… Read more »

Is “on-demand” the missing ingredient in carpooling?

New app RideFlag seeks to make carpooling instantaneous The jury is still out on how much traffic is being alleviated by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. But we’ve known for decades how much carpooling and vanpooling programs cut down on road congestion. About 11 percent of U.S. commuters pool on their way to work,… Read more »

Filling up seats in cars: The future of driving

Every day, millions and millions of car seats are shuttled through cities and communities, completely empty. Within them lies untapped potential for behavioral changes that could make our transportation system more efficient, less polluting, and cheaper. Sharing rides – bringing back the once-popular carpool option – has become easier and easier as attitudes and technology change. By… Read more »

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Tech is good, but we need transportation planning for the city of the future

This article was originally published by Expert Sure and CleanTechnica. [quote_right][feature_box title=”TRANSPO TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]We will achieve embraceable cities of the future if we get the right people at the table now to start planning.[/feature_box][/quote_right]What does transportation in the U.S. city of the future look like? Mobility Lab gets asked this a lot because it’s clear… Read more »

Taking fewer car trips is the best thing you can do for the environment

This article originally appeared on Triple Pundit.[quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTION OPPORTUNITY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Reshaping our streets for all sorts of travelers will be relatively inexpensive and bring great economic and environmental rewards.[/feature_box][/quote_right] As leaders from around the world are meeting over two weeks in Paris to advance collective action on climate change, it’s heartening to note that transportation continues… Read more »

Trying out uberPOOL in the D.C. region

This article originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. This week, Lyft Line, a similar on-demand carpool service from Lyft, also launches in the Washington, D.C., area. [quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTIONS OPPORTUNITY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]uberPOOL is the newest addition to the D.C. region’s transportation options and has potential to actually help reduce congestion. However, the system will need a… Read more »

Transportation Startups Could Be the “Next Great Small Business”

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Nurturing local startups is a great way to find better transportation options.[/feature_box][/quote_right] The new shared-ride mobility company Split, operating out of Washington D.C., was one of two transportation startups recognized in the recent Tech.Co Startup Competition in Arlington, Virginia. Split was deemed the standout of the two, being awarded second-place overall in… Read more »