Eric Jaffe

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.

Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the country are realizing they need to push past key commute times.

Welcome to The Future of Transportation

Our new series exploring how U.S. cities are reinventing the way we navigate them.

This Super Useful App Wants to Change How We Get Around Cities

"Every safe, legal, and reliable way that's out there, we want to bring to you in the palm of your hand."

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

What Happens When a Suburb Can't Afford Its Roads

The village of Long Grove considers privatizing its public streets.

Why Free Sunday Parking Is a Bad Deal for Everyone

Weekend meter fees can reduce circling time, help local businesses, and generate money for transit.

Do Electric Scooters Belong in Bike Lanes?

Toronto is recommending yes, but safety concerns suggest no.

Eliminating Bus Stops Can Actually Improve Service

Though there's a delicate balance to strike between access and speed.

What the Interstate Highway System Should Have Looked Like

Two separate road networks: one running between cities and one running within them.

Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

Your In-Car Navigation System Is Already Watching You

A GAO report finds that consumers may not know all the privacy risks that come with GPS tracking.

Have We Reached Peak Road?

Paved mileage seems to have leveled off between 2008 and 2011.

A D.C. Bus That's 7 Minutes Late Is Still Technically 'On Time'

More proof that 'on-time' performance metrics don't actually tell us very much.

Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.