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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

What needs to happen for zero emission road travel

Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/6/18 9:59 AM

Although there have been significant developments in zero-emission research and testing in the past few years, we still have a long way to go in making zero-emission travel mainstream. This is important not only on a global scale to reduce the impact of climate change, but also locally, for us to enjoy greener and healthier public spaces. But in order for the US to do its part, there remain several tough barriers that need to be overcome.

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Topics: Mobility, Smart Cities

Back to HQ2: Housing unraveled in New York

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/4/18 12:49 PM

We hopped on the HQ2 train recently and wrote about how Amazon's new homes could benefit the public transit systems for both Queens and Crystal City (which was recently renamed National Landing). There are many moving parts outside of public transportation — traffic mitigation, local shops, and affordable housing, to name a few. One of the bigger questions looming over these two towns is: What will Amazon mean for the housing market?

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate, Multifamily

Commuting to the same ol' songs?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/29/18 11:38 AM

                                                         Don't get stuck listening to the same playlist during your commute 

We have expressed many ideas about how you can make your commute better (examples here, here, and here). But, we're not going to talk about commuter benefits, perks of ditching a car, or how cities are changing to become more transit-oriented — instead, we're going to work on how your commute can be more enjoyable. Enter: podcast.

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Topics: Mobility, Corporate Workplace

Where's the gig economy taking us?

Posted by Guest Blogger on 11/27/18 12:47 PM

The so-called “gig economy" is red hot! What started as a one-company phenomenon in 2009, led by Uber, has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar segment of the economy that has created entrepreneurial opportunities for hundreds of companies and work for millions of people.  

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Topics: Smart Cities, Mobility

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