Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is being recognized for weaving mobility into broader efforts to improve local quality of life and economic competitiveness.
ACCS was named by the Association for Commuter Transportation as having the best transportation demand management (TDM) program among all large municipalities in the United States.
The TDM Excellence Awards recognizes governments that address commuter transportation as part of the bigger picture of livability for residents, local workers and students. Arlington was specifically named “a national leader in developing and implementing programs that benefit all commuters.”
“Arlington County is proud of the work our commuter services team does to reduce single-occupancy vehicle travel and encourage the use of transit, bike, walk, telework and carpool,” said Dennis Leach, Arlington County’s director of transportation.
“On a typical weekday, research shows Arlington County Commuter Services’ efforts have eliminated 43,000 trips from our roads and reduced 320 tons of greenhouse gases from our air,” Leach added.
“We are honored to be nationally recognized for our important work.”
Commuter Services provides information and services to increase the use of transit, biking, walking, carpooling and teleworking through its programs WalkArlington, BikeArlington, Arlington Transportation Partners, Arlington’s Car-Free Diet, The Commuter Store, CommuterDirect.com and Mobility Lab.
Commuter Services was established in 1989 to enhance Arlington’s economic vitality with the mission of reducing traffic congestion, decreasing parking demand, promoting maximum use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) infrastructure, and improving air quality and mobility in and around Arlington.