Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits
Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed
Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed
To the Rockies and back without a car To the Rockies and back without a car
To the Rockies and back without a car
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits? Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits
Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits
Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’ Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’
Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’
Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits
Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits
Five ways employers are thinking big on commuter benefits
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments
Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed
Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed
Ford’s Super Bowl ad captures where mobility is headed
To the Rockies and back without a car To the Rockies and back without a car
To the Rockies and back without a car
To the Rockies and back without a car
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits? Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?
Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits
Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits
Paving the way toward walkability by kicking deadly driving habits
Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’ Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’
Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’
Silver Spring Boasts ‘Sorriest Bus Stop in America’

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Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments

Curing a hospital’s transportation ailments


February 16, 2017    Dwight Martino

This post originally appeared on the Arlington Transportation Partners blog. Virginia Hospital Center is a leading medical services provider and one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, providing 24/7 healthcare across two campuses. Over the years, the size of VHC’s facilities and the number of staff have grown considerably. That growth has provided the hospital with… Read more »

How Capital Bikeshare Members Use System is Becoming Clearer

How Capital Bikeshare Members Use System is Becoming Clearer


April 21, 2015    Paul Mackie

Since Capital Bikeshare’s previous surveys in 2011 and 2012, members of the Washington D.C. region’s bikeshare program have grown a little older, become more widespread throughout the region (rather than simply being from the urban core), and become more prominently affluent white males. This latest survey (see the full survey and executive summary here) –… Read more »

Capital Bikeshare Member Survey, 2014


April 21, 2015    Stephen Crim

The 2014 Capital Bikeshare Member Survey is the third edition of a survey of members with the Washington region’s Capital Bikeshare system. With more than 350 stations across the District of Columbia, Arlington County (VA), the City of Alexandria (VA), and Montgomery County (MD) at  the time of writing, thousands of the region’s residents and… Read more »

Transportation Agencies: Focus Less on Telework

Transportation Agencies: Focus Less on Telework


November 24, 2014    Stephen Crim

When I first moved to Washington D.C., I shared an apartment with a graduate-school classmate and her husband. Every Wednesday, he would leave for his job and I would leave for mine, but she would stay behind, and start work by sitting down on the couch and remotely logging in to her office computer. There… Read more »

New Regional Study Details How Commuters Get To and From Arlington

New Regional Study Details How Commuters Get To and From Arlington


November 12, 2014    Stephen Crim

What proportion of commuters to and from Arlington regularly drive alone, bike, walk, take transit, carpool or vanpool, or telework? The high-level answer to that question is that, of the 131,300 employed Arlington residents, about 53.3 percent who commute from a home in Arlington usually drive alone, while about 55.3 percent of the 180,300 people… Read more »

Regional State of the Commute Survey 2013, Arlington Analysis

Regional State of the Commute Survey 2013, Arlington Analysis


November 12, 2014    Stephen Crim

Every three years, Commuter Connections, the regional transportation demand management (TDM) program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, commissions a survey of workers in the Washington, DC region in order to understand commute behavior, commute satisfaction, and awareness of TDM programs. In addition to the results that Commuter Connections publishes for the region, Mobility… Read more »

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Businesses Moving to Where the Public Transportation Is – Downtown

Businesses Moving to Where the Public Transportation Is – Downtown


June 24, 2015    Paul Goddin

The deciding factor in Panasonic’s move of its North American headquarters from Secaucus, New Jersey to Newark was public transportation, according to Jim Reilly, vice president of corporate communications. The company relocated from a large corporate campus with lots of green space to an amenity-rich downtown location. Reilly said his company’s relocation has been “transformative”… Read more »

Living in the Heart of D.C. May Actually Be Cheaper Than Living in the Outer Suburbs

Living in the Heart of D.C. May Actually Be Cheaper Than Living in the Outer Suburbs


June 17, 2015    Paul Goddin

The conventional wisdom is that living in the city is much more expensive than living outside of it. Taxes, entertainment, and groceries all add up to a slightly higher cost of living in the city. Housing, though, is the expense that tips the scales decidedly in favor of the suburbs. Or does it? With car… Read more »

Should Uber Get Special Treatment? A Look at Sharing-Economy Rules

Should Uber Get Special Treatment? A Look at Sharing-Economy Rules


June 10, 2015    Paul Goddin

Sharing-economy companies like Uber, Lyft, and AirBnB continue to disrupt industries as they create services that are incredibly appealing to consumers. Whatever your opinion on these companies, the decision regarding if, and how much, they should be regulated is important. It will help determine the speed of technological innovation in the U.S. and the direction… Read more »

Transit Agencies Need Online Savvy to Influence Politics

Transit Agencies Need Online Savvy to Influence Politics


June 2, 2015    Paul Mackie

Surveying and research modeling for transit ballot measures typically happens in the final crunch before elections. But Scott Wilkinson, founder of AlphaVu, makes a compelling case for transit agencies and transportation strategists to stay focused on how people are talking about them 365 days a year. “In transit, we’re feeling gun-shy. We’re used to people… Read more »

Gridlock Is Not Just for D.C. Politics

Gridlock Is Not Just for D.C. Politics


May 12, 2015    Paul Goddin

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., number two on the list, proves once again that the term “gridlock” doesn’t just apply to the city’s politics. NerdWallet gave Washington poor scores because,… Read more »

More Bikeshare Stations is a Good Thing, But It’s Important to Be Realistic

More Bikeshare Stations is a Good Thing, But It’s Important to Be Realistic


May 11, 2015    Paul Goddin

A new study from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) says people use bikeshare more when a given area has more stations. But the study makes a density recommendation that’s going to be hard to ever meet, and not everyone agrees it’s a good idea in the first place. NACTO’s report, released April… Read more »