Eric Jaffe

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Whatever Happened to the Downtown People Mover?

A brief history of the trendy transport mode that never quite was

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

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New York's Search for the Right Number of Parking Spaces

Real estate developers in Manhattan want the city to relax its parking maximums

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The Transportation Planning Rule Every City Should Reform

A longstanding convention about how to measure congestion is being challenged in transit-first San Francisco

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How Americans Really React to High Gas Prices

A new analysis of gas prices in U.S. cities finds that even minor jumps in fuel costs send people to buses and rails

Reuters

Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?

Maybe — but only if car travel becomes relatively more expensive

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The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

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Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis

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How Happy Is Seattle?

The "Happiness Initiative" aims to measure well-being in cities across the country

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

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Improving Urban Planning in Africa

An interview with Nancy Odendaal, project coordinator of the Association of African Planning Schools

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A Visual History of Manhattan's Grid

A new exhibition examines the master plan that made New York what it is today

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Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

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How Manhattan Sped Up its Buses Without Rapid Transit

The city's select bus service cut down idle time by collecting tickets at stops, rather than on the bus

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How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction

Reuters

So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

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Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

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Do Doctors Avoid City Smog More Than Others?

In Los Angeles, at least, the answer is no