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Paul Mackie

Paul Mackie

Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation.
http://www.popculturelunchbox.com/

In Arlington, 221 Champions recognized for work promoting transportation options

While Arlington County’s transportation network benefits from being directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county has worked hard to get people moving in ways other than by car. “We have the lowest drive-alone rate for commuters in the state,” noted Larry Filler, bureau chief of Arlington County Commuter Services. But that rate… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #64 – June 15, 2015

I recently got a lot of great tips on how public-transportation advocates should talk. Mobility Lab Express #64 – June 15, 2015 Also in this issue: POLICY: Transit Agencies Need Online Savvy to Influence Politics RESEARCH: Should Uber Get Special Treatment? A Look At Sharing-Economy Rules COMMUNITY DESIGN: Does Chicago’s Elevated “L” Get the Fundamentals… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #63 – June 1, 2015

Transportation agencies must give people the tools and information needed to get around. Mobility Lab Express #63 – June 1, 2015 Also in this issue: POLICY: Transit in U.S. Can Look to Swiss for Economic Vision, Beyer Says TRANSIT TECH: How Transit Agencies Can Manage the “Blizzard” of Negativity on Twitter BUSINESS: Uber, Lyft Get… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #62 – May 15, 2015

Arlington County, Virginia’s incubation of transit-tech projects like Conveyal’s CarFreeAtoZ is one way the county seeks to improve the lives of the D.C. region’s commuters. Mobility Lab Express #62 – May 15, 2015 Also in this issue: POLICY: Transit in U.S. Can Look to Swiss for Economic Vision, Beyer Says COMMUNITY DESIGN: London and Stockholm… Read more »

A Playbook for Persuading People to Use Public Transportation

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Narrative storytelling is one of many crucial tactics that public transportation advocates need to use often.[/feature_box][/quote_right] 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… Read more »

Transit Agencies Need Online Savvy to Influence Politics

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Transit experts can dig deeper into social media to improve customer service and gain influential proponents.[/feature_box][/quote_right] 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… Read more »


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Managing Editor

Mobility Lab is seeking a Managing Editor to work with the Strategic Communications Director in telling and publishing online stories about why transportation demand management (TDM) deserves funding, policies, and prestige at both the local and national levels.Transportation reporters are becoming fewer and fewer at traditional news sites, which is why Mobility Lab is laser… Read more »

Transit in U.S. Can Look to Swiss for Economic Vision, U.S. Rep. Beyer Says

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]There are countless ways we can improve our local and national economies through transit initiatives that have worked elsewhere.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Over the past 41 years, U.S. Representative Donald Beyer’s business has sold 75,000 new and used cars. But the first-term Virginia Democrat deeply loves transit. Huh, you ask? “My real consciousness breakthrough… Read more »

Mobility Lab Express #61 – May 1, 2015

The only transportation demand management (TDM) program for public school faculty and staff in the U.S. has been created in Arlington County, Virginia. Mobility Lab Express #61 – May 1, 2015 Also in this issue: POLICY: Cities Must Understand Bikeshare Is Transit COMMUNITY DESIGN: Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some… Read more »