Eric Jaffe

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

And could strengthen climate policies in California cities for years to come.

A Widely Used Planning Manual Tends to Recommend Building Far More Roads Than Necessary

A lesson in "phantom" trips.

Uber's Sydney Debacle Is Yet More Reason for Cities to Regulate It

In challenging local regulations, the ride service has gone too far in undermining public safety.

The 5 Key Moments from Amtrak's Supreme Court Hearing

The future of on-time train arrivals depends on the high court.

The Myth That Mass Transit Attracts Crime Is Alive in Atlanta

Fears that new buses and trains will bring "unsavory people" persist, despite evidence to the contrary.

5 Parking Innovations Every City Should Adopt

From pay-by-plate kiosks to pollution surcharges to length-based fees.

It Turns Out That Millennials Do Drive

In many metros, young people today commute by car as often as they did in 1980.

5 Design Concepts for New York's Branch Library of the Future

From 24-hour, ATM-style vestibules to library cards that double as subway fares.

When Cops Violate Civil Rights, It's City Taxpayers Who Pay

Of $735 million in damages collected between 2006 and 2011, officers paid less than .02 percent.

The Hyperloop Is 'Insane,' Says Head of Hyperloop Design Program

A UCLA research studio is confronting the challenges of America's favorite fanciful flying tube.

The Way Congress Has Funded Transportation Since 2008 Is Not Entirely Legal

Transfers from the general treasury into the Highway Trust Fund violate a 1974 budget act.

Meet the Start-Up That Wants to Turn Your City Into One Big WiFi Hotspot

Veniam aims to connect urban vehicles to an "Internet of moving things."

After a Series of Failures, This Is How Vancouver Finally Built a Controversial Bike Lane

The Burrard Street Bridge is a case study in pushing a difficult policy.

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time.

Its Streetcar Plan Defeated, Arlington Looks to Better Buses

For much less money, the county can still get much-improved mobility.

How Super-Small, European-Style Delivery Vehicles Could Make U.S. Streets Safer

A growing class of cargo vans enables smarter intersection design.

Silicon Valley Could Offer a Public Bus Commute That's Quicker Than Driving

The El Camino BRT project shows why great transit needs exclusive lanes.

Can High-Speed Rail Help Dallas Build a Great Transit System?

It may struggle to keep up with passenger demand if it doesn't.