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New digs in DC: TransitScreen HQ moves to 750 17th Street NW

Posted by Team TransitScreen on 10/2/19 10:07 AM

For any young company, growing out of office space is a good problem to have. Hiring new employees means you need to have enough space to comfortably fit everyone. With our growth over the past six to eight months, our office was getting a little cramped!

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Topics: Real Estate, Company News, Mobility, Workspace Design, Employee Experience

Play ball! How to beat traffic after a home team win

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 9/30/19 9:31 AM

Sporting arenas around the world host some of the most amazing and iconic events. From earth-shaking rock concerts to deafening cheers at a hometown game, people come out in droves to be apart of the experience. That’s until they have to eventually leave.

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Topics: TDM, Real Estate, Mobility, MobilityScore, Employee Experience

Urban residents want an apartment that's as bike friendly as their cities

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 9/5/19 5:37 PM

With the rise of transportation demand management (TDM), cities are sharing the responsibility of getting residents and commuters to change the way they travel, with the goal of ending up with fewer vehicles on the road. Residents aren't expected to make a commute change overnight — developers and property managers are an essential part of making it as easy as possible. 

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate, MobilityScore

How Atlanta's Transportation Plan is shifting the city from cars to transit

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 8/29/19 11:05 AM

If you’ve ever been to Atlanta, you’ve seen the enormous highway surrounding it. Boasting 15 lanes, it’s truly a sight to see. Unfortunately, even with this behemoth roadway, traffic issues have not gotten any better. In fact, simply because there’s so much road space, there’s an increased incentive to drive. More than 85 percent of Atlanta’s commuters choose cars.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Real Estate, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience

The top 4 things we learned at the 2019 ACT International Conference

Posted by Team TransitScreen on 8/22/19 4:14 PM

The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is an international organization working to improve employee commutes around the world. They host a series of events and webinars, and also sponsor regional chapters in order to enhance local infrastructure and mobility options.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Real Estate, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

Development is booming in smaller cities, and improvements to transit have followed

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 8/16/19 11:28 AM

Just when you thought cities couldn’t be built up any more, new developments keep popping up left and right. We’re not just talking about a couple of cities — this trend is happening all over the country and even the world. Luxury apartment buildings with rooftop pools, chic clothing boutiques, and quaint restaurants seem to be on every corner. 

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate, Mobility, Employee Experience

Why McDonald's swapped suburbs for city

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/8/19 5:18 PM

In 2018, McDonald's relocated its headquarters from suburban Oak Brook to downtown Chicago, Illinois. The burger makers have followed other corporations like Motorola and Kraft Heinz into the city in order to attract younger talent. What made them and so many others make this decision, and what are they doing to handle the move, manage employee retainment, and increase satisfaction in the city?

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Topics: Real Estate, Workplace, Mobility, Workspace Design, Employee Experience