Eric Jaffe

How New York Is Building an Entire Neighborhood on Top of a Rail Yard

Hudson Yards, a 26-acre space with 17 million square feet of buildings, will be suspended over 30 active train tracks.

How Twitter Could Help Police Departments Predict Crime

The method recently worked in an experiment that analyzed Chicago crime, but privacy questions abound.

Shocker: Conservative Republicans Hate the Amtrak Writer Residency

Senators Coburn and Flake waste our time calling it wasteful.

How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

As Gas Prices Fluctuate, Support for Mass Transit Rises

We're attracted to the stability of bus and rail fares — not just their lower cost.

What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.

The Twisted Law That Taxes Telecommuters Twice

Some states make working remotely terribly inconvenient.

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.

When Traffic Congestion Is Both a Great Thing and a Terrible Thing

New research finds that businesses loathe bad traffic at the regional level, but benefit from it locally.

We're Driving Less, So Should We Stop Building New Roads?

Four charts that point to the merits of fix-it-first road funding.

These Real-Time Transit Screens Belong in Every Lobby

TransitScreen wants to help people find the best travel option for the moment.

The Fascinating History of New York and Boston's Race to Build a Subway

Doug Most's new book, The Race Underground, tracks the rivalry that emerged with the tracks.

How Driverless Cars Could Save the Government Lots and Lots of Money

In an autonomous world, many long-delayed improvements will be rendered obsolete.

Living in a Wealthy Neighborhood Might Make You More Materialistic

Keeping up with the Joneses could be quite the harmful habit.

These 3 Charts Show That the Commuter Benefit System Is Terribly Broken

The workers who need them most are getting them least.

Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car

It's possible, and sooner than you'd think.

Finally, Clothing Designed to Stop the Spread of Germs on Public Transit

Antimicrobial elbow patches, jackets with high collars, pole gloves — it's all here.

Which Types of Traffic Signals Are the Safest?

New York rates four common options.

The Difficulty of Mapping Transit 'Deserts'

It's always going to be hard to fill gaps, but locating them is a key first step.