Eric Jaffe

U.S. DOT

A Bold Transportation Plan for Urban America—Dead on Arrival

The DOT’s $98 billion 2017 budget has a lot to recommend it, and virtually no chance of approval.

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Toward a Stronger Theory of NIMBYism

A more sound understanding of local obstructionism could be the first step to diminishing it.

Mission Bicycle Company / Flickr

Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All

It’s time to put the sharrow to rest.

Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

New York Has a Streetcar Plan That Isn't Totally Awful

That said, the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront connector is far from perfect.

AP Photo/Molly Riley

Late Trains Aren't Amtrak's Biggest Problem

A new analysis points to an even bigger impediment to ridership.

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New Houston Mayor to Texas DOT: Wider Roads Mean More Traffic

“The traditional strategy of adding capacity … exacerbates urban congestion problems.”

Jonathan Riley / Flickr

Some Bus Riders Do Secretly Just Want a Car

But a sharp new study also shows that plenty of others truly prefer their transit trip.

AP Photo/Nelson Antoine

São Paulo Offers the Best Plan Yet for Dealing With Uber

Call it congestion pricing for taxi cabs.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Why Are States About to Get $2 Billion in Extra Road Money?

Congress just gave new life to old earmarks, but how that money is spent will surely spark debate.

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Where Sprawl Makes It Tougher to Rise Up the Social Ranks

Dense metros tend to offer more economic opportunity than less compact cities do.

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How to Keep Cyclists Riding Even in the Frigid Snowy Winter

The two key lessons learned by Northern European cities.

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The Triumphant Return of the Chinatown Bus

Two years after a federal safety crackdown, the intercity option is carrying more passengers than ever.

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

An Infrastructure Startup for All Those Crumbling Roads

TotalPave gathers reliable street-quality data with nothing but a smartphone.

cemaxx / Flickr

12 of America's Biggest Highway Boondoggles

A new U.S. PIRG report names names.

AP Photo/Richard Drew

Yet More Evidence Bike-Share Isn't Reaching the Poor

New research implicates Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and New York in the troubling trend.

Cambridge Architectural

A Case Study on How Not to Do a Transportation Project

The lesson of Philadelphia's South Street Bridge is that community feedback isn't a one-and-done process.

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You Can't Achieve Vision Zero If Pedestrians Don't Come First

A friendly reminder to Washington, D.C.

AP Photo/Molly Riley

What Do Drivers Really Think About Cyclists?

Not much, according to a new survey.