Why I’m Obsessed with Capital Bikeshare

November 15, 2023 by Laura Duke

I love using bike share for many reasons: for trips that are inconvenient on transit or would otherwise be a long walk, first/last mile connections to transit, and riding for fun on trails!

The Secret Life of Transportation Planners

October 18, 2023 by Kaiqi Zhang

Hey fellow travelers! Ready to steer into the undercover world of a transportation planner? Buckle up and come along for the ride. While Foursquare ITP staff are planners by day, we have different talents by night!

Telling the Foursquare ITP Story

September 7, 2023 by Elaine Ferrell

Have you ever thought about what being “on-brand” means? Staff at Foursquare ITP staff are on-brand when it comes to embracing sustainable transportation.

Four Reasons I Like to Bike

August 15, 2023 by Sam McCormally

Fifteen years ago this month, my then-girlfriend and I were living in Washington, DC and found ourselves with three weeks to kill before starting new jobs. We had no car and basically no money, but we did have two bicycles.

Is Zero a Fair Transit Fare?

July 25, 2023 by Russell Pildes

What makes a fair fare? (Try saying that ten times fast…) Foursquare ITP last covered zero-fare transit in August 2021. While the concept of “going fare free” was not new at that time, it was still making its way out of policy debates and into pilot programs.

Transit à la français

June 20, 2023 by Alanna McKeeman

I was lucky enough to take a five-day getaway with my spouse to Paris earlier this year. The weather was chilly but thankfully sunny, and we were able to explore various parts of the city.

Our Favorite Bike Routes

May 23, 2023 by Foursquare ITP Staff

We love biking! In honor of National Bike Month, Foursquare ITP staff is excited to share some of our favorite routes.

Our Employees’ Mental Health Boosted By Foursquare ITP Core Values

May 2, 2023 by Elaine Ferrell

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What does mental health have to do with transportation planning?

Transit of the Future: Public Transportation in Science Fiction

March 21, 2023 by Sam McCormally

Spaceships get all the attention, but it occurred to me recently that the cities of science fiction tend to have unusually robust public transportation systems.

Foursquare ITP’s Data Tool is the People’s Choice!

February 22, 2023 by Wylie Timmerman

We’re the “People’s Choice”! At the 2023 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Customer Segmentation project team won the People’s Choice award at the Transit Data Challenge workshop. 

My Torrid Love Affair

February 14, 2023 by Lora Byala

It started as a mere suggestion when I was barely a consenting adult at age 18, a freshman in college. "I think you might like it," he said. "You should try it," my advisor suggested. So, I innocently tested the waters.

The Intersection of Equity and Planning

December 8, 2022 by David Miller

It’s important to consider equity in everything, including transportation planning. Daily movement is a fundamental need for everyone, meaning that access to transportation to get to work, school, and other places is a quality-of-life issue.

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