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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

Transportation Management Associations: What they are and how they help

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 8/14/19 9:11 AM

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.

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

Everything you need to know about employer TDM requirements in Seattle

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 7/18/19 2:55 PM

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?

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

What's shakin' in transportation

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 1/16/19 10:07 AM

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.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Mobility

How to cut energy cost

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 1/8/19 2:24 PM

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.

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Topics: Smart Cities

2019: A year for Mobility

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/20/18 2:37 PM

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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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Real Estate, Mobility

Amazon HQ2: Virginia housing impact

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/18/18 1:57 PM


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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.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Real Estate