Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours
Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours
Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours
New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting
New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting
New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting
2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study 2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study
2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study
2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study
Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle
Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle
Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle
Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future
Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future
Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future
Study: Business Leaders Give High Marks to Transportation System in Arlington Study: Business Leaders Give High Marks to Transportation System in Arlington
Study: Business Leaders Give High Marks to Transportation System in Arlington
Study: Business Leaders Give High Marks to Transportation System in Arlington

How has transformation demand management worked in Arlington County?

Over past decades, the transportation and development strategies of Arlington County, Virginia, strategies have yielded substantial economic, and environmental benefits – allowing continued growth with less reliance on automotive trips and more use of  transit and other travel options.

Many policies contribute to this unique success, including everything from mixed-use, transit-oriented developments , a multitude of accessible transportation options, to readily available educational information. Transportation demand management itself has allowed Arlington to get more than 40,000 cars off the road every day.

Making transportation options work for people has required a sustained effort, incorporating continuously shifting trends, over many years in Arlington.

Popular Arlington Stories

Arlington County First in Nation with Program to Ease Public-School Staff Commutes

The only transportation demand management (TDM) program for public school faculty and staff in the U.S. has been created in Arlington County, Virginia.

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Arlington Develops Path for Getting Public Onboard With Bikeshare

While humans have been planning cities and transportation networks for millennia, planning for bikeshare is something new.

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Recent Arlington News

Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours

Scavenging Through All of Metro’s 91 Stations in Under 12 Hours


August 20, 2014    Sam Krassenstein

After preparing for our Metro scavenger hunt, which I detailed in a previous blog post, my roommate Joey and I were ready to begin. We decided to start our journey at 6:00 am sharp on Monday, August 11. We had spent the previous day calculating trip times between our various destinations and way points (38… Read more »

New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting

New Census Data: Arlington Residents Continue Using High-Efficiency Modes for Commuting


September 20, 2013    Stephen Crim

The 2012 American Community Survey Data show numerical changes in the way Arlingtonians get to work, but the differences are not statistically significant. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released new American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Arlington residents maintained their high rates of biking, walking, and transit use, with small percentage… Read more »

2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study

2012 Car-Free Diet Message Testing Study


May 30, 2013    MobilityLabTeam

Arlington County Commuter Service’s Car-Free Diet is a campaign designed to encourage a “car-free” or “car-lite” lifestyle by using transit, biking, walking, or teleworking instead of driving. The Car-Free Diet web site offers information on how to use transit, a calculator that shows how much money one could save and how many calories one could… Read more »

Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle

Reflecting on Five Years of the Car-Free Lifestyle


May 28, 2013    Jessica Tunon

Who: Jessica Tunon, appreciator of much-improved lifestyle What: Two-door Honda Accord LE, lease ended on May 12, 2008 Where: Florida to Arlington, Virginia Why: Have more “fun money” When: May 12, 2008 (see above) How: CarFreeDiet.com and, with my financial background, a personal cost-benefit analysis As the stats above show, I recently passed my five-year anniversary of beginning my new… Read more »

Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future

Data Palooza Helps USDOT Plan for Our Transportation Future


May 14, 2013    Paul Goddin

Imagine the following scenario: Your daily commute in Washington D.C. requires taking metro’s green line to Gallery Place, then transferring onto a metrobus to your final destination. Unfortunately, the Washington Capitals hockey team is playing at Gallery Place’s Verizon Center. The game has just completed, and the street is teaming with Caps fans. Traffic is… Read more »

Study: Business Leaders Give High Marks to Transportation System in Arlington

Study: Business Leaders Give High Marks to Transportation System in Arlington


May 3, 2013    Howard Jennings

Seventy-three percent of the Arlington senior executives surveyed in Mobility Lab’s latest study give “very good” or “excellent” ratings to the county’s business climate. Further, 58 percent of local leaders rate that climate as superior to the rest of the Greater Washington region and 70 percent said the same when asked to compare Arlington with the rest… Read more »

2012 Arlington Business Leaders Study

2012 Arlington Business Leaders Study


April 30, 2013    MobilityLabTeam

The 2012 Business Leaders Study set out to assess the importance of the county’s transportation network as a component of the overall business environment, find out how well that system is serving the business community, and identify areas for improvement. Through a survey and focus groups, we asked executives, human-resource professionals, and developers to tell… Read more »

Are You Ready for Walk at Lunch Day?

Are You Ready for Walk at Lunch Day?


April 23, 2013    Elizabeth Denton

Have you formed your teams and mapped where you want to walk? Have you broken in new walking shoes? Are you ready to walk? We are, and this video should get you even more in the mood! Arlington Transportation Partners has been working hard to make our three pit stops for the 2013 National Walk… Read more »

Let’s Get Entrepreneurial to Help Older Adults Maintain their Mobility

Let’s Get Entrepreneurial to Help Older Adults Maintain their Mobility


April 22, 2013    Stephanie K. Firestone

Many of us with older parents are feeling an increased burden when our loved ones can no longer drive. Jurisdictions tasked with providing older adult transportation are figuring out how to address this demand as well. According to a study by the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Municipal Aging Services Project, public transit demand will nearly triple… Read more »

Arlington Support of Regional Transit Projects Key to Job Growth

Arlington Support of Regional Transit Projects Key to Job Growth


April 12, 2013    Stephen Crim

Arlington County sits at the center of a regional transportation network that spans three states, multiple counties, independent cities, and extensive federal land holdings. As we all face the challenge of improving aging and congested infrastructure, Arlington especially needs to reach across borders and promote transit projects elsewhere in order to serve its growing population… Read more »