Eric Jaffe

Once Upon a Time It Was Possible to Raise the Gas Tax

It’s been done before—by a Republican President, no less.

10 Bikes Take Up the Same Space as 1 Car in London

As this photograph from Camden attests.

How Wisconsin Highway Opponents Cried 'Peak Car' (and Won)

A federal district court ruled against a highway expansion on the grounds of flawed traffic predictions.

The Future of Car Ads Involves Taking Shots at Self-Driving Cars

There’s a little cognitive dissonance going on at Nissan.

The World Is Either Becoming a Much More Peaceful Place … or It Isn’t

A scholarly debate over the risk of war.

The Highway Lane Next to Yours Isn’t Really Moving Any Faster

It’s what researchers call a “roadway illusion.”

Car-Free Commuting Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in D.C.

Arlington County is developing a simple suite of tools it hopes can change the way people get to work.

The Texas Legislature's Last-Minute Stealth Move to Block High-Speed Rail

Whether or not the budget rider will survive remains to be seen.

Why Cities Need Great Transit All Day, Not Just for Rush-Hour

In three infographics.

Omaha Just Designed a Way Better Transit System for Zero Cost

The FORWARD plan brings frequency and all-week service to the heartland.

Mega-Events Are a Disease

Seven reasons they’re so terrible for cities.

Why It Won't Do Any Good to Add Seatbelts on Trains

In some cases they might add to the death toll of a crash.

Google's New Self-Driving Car Is About to Hit the Streets

Here’s everything you need to know about Prototype.

Debunking the Myth That Only Drivers Pay for Roads

Landing on the moon was still a wild dream the last time gas taxes paid nearly the full cost of our roads.

10 North American Oil Trains Have Now Exploded in 2 Years

DOT has released new regulations to control the disturbing trend.

The High Cost of Residential Parking

Every time a new building includes space for cars, it passes those costs on to tenants.

Watch New York Subway Trains Run Their Routes in Real Time

LiveTrain NYC maps eight lines using actual train location data.

Seattle to Buildings: Give Tenants Transit Passes, Not Parking Spots

The city’s new proposal represents a smart step toward reduced car reliance.

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.