Eric Jaffe


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.

Nolan Levenson

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."

Flickr user John Wisniewski

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.