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.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is part of a growing initiative to reduce single-occupancy vehicle commutes. If you aren’t well-versed in city planning efforts, this can be a challenging space to get into — but it’s essential for today’s employers to understand what’s required and how they can make their workplaces accessible to potential employees. That’s where transportation management associations (TMA) can be a huge help.
With companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft calling Seattle home, the number of daily commuters coming into the city every day is only going to continue increasing. In most cases, this means a corresponding increase in the number of cars on the road, but Seattle is leading the fight to minimize single-occupancy vehicle commutes. In fact, despite adding 60,000 jobs from 2010 to 2017, the city actually decreased the drive-alone rate, according to a report from Commute Seattle. So how did they do it?
Can you imagine a room full of leaders and innovators in transportation and mobility industries from around the world? If you can then you've probably been to Transportation Camp that's been hosted by our friends at Mobility Lab since 2014, and you get an inside peek into some of our team's favorite highlights from this year's event in DC.
From a completely solar powered resort to a lower cost solar powered roof, people are innovating ways to cut back on energy and rely on alternative sources. It can be costly to live in newer buildings that are energy-forward, so here are a few ways that you can lower your energy costs no matter where you're living.
Topics: Smart Cities
2018 was certainly an exciting year for mobility, but what will 2019 have in store for us? The list below will answer that question with our predictions of what's going to take off in the new year.
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As we inch closer and closer to the new year residents of Northern Virginia and New York anxiously await to see what will happen once their new neighbors move in. It's still unclear how and exactly when Amazon is going to move into its Northern Virginia campus, but one thing is certain: people are stressed. Keep calm because we're going to dive into how the megacorp could impact the DMV area.