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TOD in Central Florida can help create a smarter city as it grows

Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/13/18 12:33 PM

Central Florida is a quickly growing region. In fact, it’s growing so quickly that meeting its
housing needs would require the equivalent of a new 330-unit multifamily building each week.
As part of its growth, it also has one of the country’s newest passenger rail lines – SunRail, a
47-mile commuter rail line that traverses exurban, suburban, and downtown areas. It adds a
transportation option for thousands and opens up opportunities for Central Florida to have true
transit-oriented development (TOD) to address our housing issues as well.

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Topics: Mobility, Commercial, Retail, Real Estate, Multifamily, Smart Cities, Real-Time Information, TDM

2018 Wrap up: Mobility trends

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/11/18 11:37 AM

Was 2018 a great year for you? It certainly was for mobility. You probably didn't notice that electric scooters have been in America since 2017, or how many bikeshare companies and stations there are currently, or even how many companies are investing into getting the first autonomous vehicle on the street. Don't worry, we got the inside track. 

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Topics: Micromobility, Scooters, Mobility, Bikes, Commercial, Smart Cities, TDM

Amazon HQ2: The promise of a mass transit makeover

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/20/18 9:11 AM

If you live in Northern Virginia (NOVA) or Long Island, NY, then you've probably started to panic or have heard other people panicking about Amazon's HQ2. Maybe you've already rushed to Amazon's career page to throw your name in the ring, or maybe you haven't really had time to form an opinion yet. Well, we're here to breakdown what this means and how the new move could actually benefit your community.

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Topics: Mobility, Corporate Workplace, TDM, Smart Cities

You don't need a car to go vote this November

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/30/18 12:06 PM

                      Photo by Elliott Stallion on Unsplash

It's beginning to feel like Fall, which means it's voting season. If you think it'll be difficult getting to your polling location, think again — you can use mass transit to go vote for free or at a discounted rate! 

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Topics: Mobility, TDM

A scary realization: People are quitting their jobs due to horrifying commutes

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/25/18 12:44 PM

If you weren't with us last year then you probably won't remember when we shared that 17 percent of Americans commute over 45 minutes to work, totaling in nearly 16 days a year being spent in a car. This could be why we're finding that more professionals are leaving jobs due to grueling commutes. 

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Topics: Mobility, Corporate Workplace, TDM, Smart Cities

What is slugging?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/16/18 2:17 PM

There are so many ways to get around in our multimodal world today. With toll prices rising and congestion pricing being put into place, people are getting creative with how they can save time and money. That's how we got to slugging.

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Topics: Mobility, TDM, Smart Cities

LA is looking to a zero-emissions future: Could other cities do the same?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/25/18 9:57 AM

                      Photo provided by Shutterstock

LA has recently committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 — one of the most aggressive plans we've seen when it comes to environmental efforts. Getting serious about tackling pollution has been one of California's top priorities for years, but can these new goals finally bring about a greener tomorrow?

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Smart Cities, TDM