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Transportation Techies: Safer streets with better data

Washington, D.C.-area traffic safety has improved significantly over the past few years, but there is still room for more progress. In the most recent installment of the Mobility Lab-sponsored group Transportation Techies, Playing with Traffic, presenters offered their insights for making our streets safer and more efficient for people. According to new data from the Metropolitan… Read more »

Uber Urban Design

Uber’s new wave of urban design. Are cities ready?

As far as billion-dollar companies go, if Walmart is the poster child of sprawl, could Uber be the new face of smart growth? Uber, best known for its smartphone-based taxi service, is expanding rapidly with initiatives less about individual rides and more about mass mobility. So far, reactions to Uber’s plans for driverless vehicles, “smart… Read more »

(Left to right) goDCgo's Grace Oran, and ATP's Maggie Awad, Brendan Casey, Keara Mehlert, and Jonathan Bollhoefer

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. So we decided to try some of the many options in our first annual “Amazing Commuter Race.” In our book, the best ways to travel come down to cost, time,… Read more »

Transit Apps

7 Apps Public Transportation Users Need Now

  In days gone by, those who used public transit were at the mercy of the drivers or train operators, traffic, and fate. Sure, there were schedules, and you could read the daily newspaper or a paperback while you hoped, waited, and wished for your bus to show up, but that’s about it. Enter mobile… Read more »

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Use Only What You Need – The Lesson of Apple Maps, Detroit, and 27-Year-Olds

There were two huge announcements in the news a few days ago that I think are more connected than they seem at first glance: Apple Maps announced that it was buying Hopstop and Detroit filed for bankruptcy. They are connected because of what both announcements represent – we are moving more quickly than ever from a car-centric… Read more »

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On-Time Arrival App Wins Contest, and You Will Never Miss Another Flight

The creators of a nifty, high-tech airport-arrival app in development won this year’s first-ever “Six-Minute Pitch” competition at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting. I recently had the opportunity, while they were basking in their victorious glory, to ask co-developers Robert Rodden and Susan Paulus a few questions. Tell me about your app. It’s called… Read more »