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Does Chicago’s Elevated “L” Get the Fundamentals of Transit Right?

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Transit systems need to get the fundamentals of service right for a positive passenger experience.[/feature_box][/quote_right] I was passing through Chicago en route to Missouri to attend my niece’s high-school graduation. As I had a layover of several hours between my flight’s arrival in Chicago and my Amtrak train to Missouri, I… Read more »

Carsharing is Great Even for Car Owners

Cars work best for society when there’s more than one person using them, which is why we like when organizations such as Carma and Ridescout find ways to get people excited about carpooling and carsharing. I mean, who wouldn’t love cat cafes and origami owls?

Gridlock Is Not Just for D.C. Politics

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Cities that work hard to publicize their transit options can do a lot to relief stress and congestion for all commuters.[/feature_box][/quote_right] 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.,… Read more »

Arlington Incubates Its Latest Transit-Tech Project

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Arlington County’s incubation of transit-tech projects like Conveyal’s CarFreeAtoZ is one way the county seeks to improve the lives of its commuters.[/feature_box][/quote_right] It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to compete with the likes of Google, but that’s what a little start-up named Conveyal is doing. The firm creates digital tools… Read more »

Millennials and City Dwellers Have Nearly Identical Transportation Preferences

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Urbanites and Millennials are captive audiences when it comes to the offering of multiple transportation options.[/feature_box][/quote_right] If you were born after 1980, you’re a Millennial. But if you live in an urban area, you probably think like one, regardless of your age. That is the takeaway from the fifth annual survey… Read more »

Details in New Metro 7000 Trains Could Please Even the Grumpiest Riders

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Better design and information on trains are crucial elements in building and maintaining rider satisfaction.[/feature_box][/quote_right] At 7:12 on this rainy morning, the first 7000 series trains rolled into service on Washington D.C.’s Metro subway. Meant to replace the 280 remaining trains in the 1000 series that were delivered in 1976, the… Read more »

RYDE Helps Music Festivals Reduce Traffic with Crowd Sourcing

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Partnering with large events on sustainable transportation can make the experience more enjoyable for everybody.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Music festivals are social events, so why not extend that experience to include a fun trip to and from the sites? RYDE, founded by Brian Allman and business partners Bob Aube and Paul Misso, sells individual… Read more »

Seemingly Little Things Make D.C. Transit Too Difficult

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Putting customers first is a marketing truism, but many transit systems still need to get better at it.[/feature_box][/quote_right] I recently flew down to Washington D.C. to attend a friend’s wedding in Rockville, Maryland. With trains, planes, and automobiles involved, surely, I thought, there would be something to write about. My flights… Read more »

Arlington Hotels Helping Drive Public-Transportation Ridership

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Transit agencies benefit when they provide information about the benefits of public transportation.[/feature_box][/quote_right]When it comes to public transportation, some of Arlington, Virginia’s most forward-thinking businesses are in the hospitality industry. A handful of hotels have recently been recognized for their initiatives, in partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), to implement transit benefits… Read more »