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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. In 2014, Salt Lake City launched the Hive Pass, a reduced-cost monthly transit pass for all city residents. In order to increase housing affordability, Seattle’s DOT may require new multi-family housing developments to offer “residential transportation options programs”… Read more »

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A Playbook for Persuading People to Use Public Transportation

The art of persuasion was on display in two sessions at the end of the Center for Transportation Excellence conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week. When attempting to convince someone to try something new – such as transportation alternatives to driving – arguing facts simply won’t work and usually makes the situation worse, according… Read more »

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Envision Utah Takes Conservative Approach to Better Public Transportation

Mobility Lab Director Tom Fairchild returned from a trip to Salt Lake City recently and raved to me about the public-transportation infrastructure in the big-skied, beautiful Utah capital. He had also met with a group called Envision Utah, which was the focus of Tuesday’s keynote lunch speaker at the Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit…. Read more »