Eric Jaffe

3 Missed Chances to Pay for New York's Subway Expansions

It's time to cover the costs of transit investments by capturing the rising value of adjacent land.

4 Hard Truths About Transit

Lessons that bear repeating to residents of large cities around the world.

People Love (to Sue) Rails-to-Trails Projects

The federal government has paid $49 million in claims in the past year alone.

Google's New Chicago Home Isn't More Transit-Friendly, But It Is More Highway-Friendly

Yet it's being hailed as a victory for transit-oriented development.

The Streetcar at the Heart of the Cincinnati Mayoral Race

Two similar candidates have very different thoughts on whether the city should go through with the project.

How Republicans Killed America's High-Speed Rail Plan

A new report suggests that governors may have passed on the trains so Obama wouldn't "win."

Actually, Technology Hasn't Really Stopped Millennials From Driving

Young people are traveling less, but when they do go places they tend to use a car.

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

Five reasons cities must do a better job integrating bikes into the larger transportation system.

10 Gorgeous, Nostalgic Photos of New York's Old Penn Station

Fifty years after its destruction, the iconic building is gone but not forgotten.

How Seattle Transformed Parking Without Spending a Fortune

The city's demand pricing program balances efficiency with affordability.

Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

How Utah Turned Its Unpopular Public Transit System Into a Hit

The state doubled its light rail line in just 7 years, with the broad support of users and non-users alike.

The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

The Future of Air Travel Has Arrived in Denver

The NextGen system has made flying into the city's international airport smoother, quicker, cleaner, and above all predictable.

Why Drivers Should Pay to Park on Residential Streets

New Yorkers say they're willing to pay $400 a year for curb parking, so why does the city give it away for free?

What Ancient Geography Has in Common With Google Maps

A new exhibition celebrates the early influence of Greco-Roman mapping.

Is It the Job of City Government to Decrease Inequality?

The New York mayoral candidates come at the question from different sides.

Another Reason Not to Build the Hyperloop

London's Edward Lister says building basic infrastructure is more important than chasing new technology.

Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.