Businesses are Moving Back Downtown

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] The deciding factor in Panasonic’s move of its North American headquarters from Secaucus, New Jersey to Newark was public transportation, according to Jim Reilly, vice president of corporate communications. The company relocated from a large corporate campus with lots of green space to an amenity-rich downtown location. Reilly said …

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Boeing Flies Right on Transportation Options

[By Keara Mehlert and Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] Boeing’s new regional headquarters has opened in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. And it’s an example of how a large company can prop up a local economy while minimizing its impact on traffic congestion. Boeing chose Crystal City because of its location across the …

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Arlington Hotels Help Drive Public-Transportation Ridership

[By Maggie Awad and Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab.] When it comes to public transportation, some of Arlington, Virginia’s most forward-thinking businesses are in the hospitality industry. A handful of hotels have recently been recognized for their initiatives, in partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), to implement transit benefits and educate their employees about the …

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Bike Parking Overtakes Auto Parking in Some Places

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] At a recent tour of Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ted Eytan displayed a photograph of Kaiser Permanente’s Colorado Springs, Colorado medical office (see below), and asked: “In this picture, what’s the most toxic structure to humans?” You might guess the correct answer was the office building, or the …

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Transportation Options Create a Potential Windfall for Washington D.C. Property

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab, published on December 30, 2013] Washington D.C.’s Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center was arguably in need of a facelift, if nothing else. The 27-year-old office building, located at the corner of 14th and U Streets NW, has been showing its age amidst the increasingly high-end residential and retail construction projects peppering 14th …

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