Business satisfaction with Arlington’s transportation investments.
Overall Satisfaction with Arlington’s Transportation System, 2007-2012
|1 - Not at all Satisfied||5%||0%|
|5 - Very Satisfied||32%||18%|
Satisfaction with the Availability of Different Transportation Options in Arlington County, 2012
|1 - Not at all Satisfied||2||3||4||5 - Very Satisfied|
|Regional coordination of the transportation system||4%||12%||48%||25%||10%|
|Availability of taxis||3%||8%||32%||41%||16%|
|Availability of parking||10%||26%||39%||19%||6%|
|East of getting around in car (i.e. lack of traffic congestion)||13%||28%||34%||19%||6%|
|Ease of getting around without a car||5%||11%||39%||29%||16%|
|Availability of multiple different transportation options||1%||7%||30%||41%||21%|
This measure tracks businesses' overall satisfaction with Arlington's transportation system. This includes measuring, satisfaction with regional coordination, availability of taxis, availability of parking, availability of multiple transportation options, and other factors.
Attracting and retaining business is Arlington County is a fundamental component of ensuring the County's long-term economic prosperity. The ability to attracting and retaining a talented workforce, from a large area, is a key factor in retaining businesses. Arlington's Transportation Division strives to ease commuting for workers within and beyond Arlington to Arlington employers. Business satisfaction with the transportation system is a measure of how the system is performing in meeting their needs to access workforce, customers, partners, and goods in a timely and efficient matter. This measure supports the MTP Goal 5: Manage Effectively and Efficiently and Goal 1: Provide High‐Quality Transportation Services.
Overall, the majority of Arlington businesses were either "satisfied" (score of four) or "very satisfied" (score of five) with the county's transportation system, essentially unchanged from 62 percent in 2007 and 2012. The number of businesses that were "very satisfied", however, dropped from 32 percent to 18 percent between 2007 and 2012. While the number of businesses that were "satisfied" increased from 30 percent to 45 percent during the same time period.
The majority of businesses were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the availability of taxis and the availability of multiple transportation options in 2012. Satisfaction with regional coordination, parking availability, ease of getting around in a car, and ease of getting around without a car received lower ratings overall. For most measures the largest percentage of respondents was in the neutral category and relatively few were in the "unsatisfied" categories (scores of 1 and 2). Exceptions were Availability of Parking in which 36 percent were unsatisfied and Ease of Getting Around in a Car (lack of congestion) in which 41 percent were unsatisfied.
- Arlington County Commuter Services Business Leaders Study, 2007 and 2012