Eric Jaffe

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The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.

An Infographic Power Ranking of California's Start-Up Cities

Two MIT social scientists have developed a better way of mapping entrepreneurial quality.

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All the Ways Germany Is Less Car-Reliant Than the U.S., in 1 Chart

There are rather a lot of ways, as it turns out.

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The Tragic Metro-North Crash Will Raise New Safety Questions for New York's Commuter Train

Early reports say seven were killed in the deadliest crash in the railroad's history.

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The Beginning of the Driverless Taxi Wars?

There are signs Uber and Google could become "ferocious competitors" instead of allies.

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A 30-Year Plan for U.S. Transportation Summed Up by One Word: Choice

With Beyond Traffic, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pivots U.S. policy away from cars and toward multimodal options.

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Americans Think Upward Mobility Is Far More Common Than It Really Is

New research confirms that we overestimate our ability to advance "by a wide margin."

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The Bright Future of the Pedestrian Bridge

Top engineer Ted Zoli says the era of shared-use structures has arrived.

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The Invention of America's 'Love Affair' With the Automobile

One historian calls it a "masterstroke of public relations" made possible by a single 1961 television special.

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The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

MARTA CEO Keith Parker on the agency's hopeful future.

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How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.

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7 Design Lessons From the World's Most Gorgeous BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus.

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She Tried Commuting to Work by Streetcar. It Took as Long as Walking.

A casual experiment in Atlanta doesn't help dissuade "tourist trolley" fears.

Introducing Our Free E-Book on 'The Future of Transportation'

A dozen of CityLab's favorite stories from the 2014 series on how Americans will travel tomorrow.

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How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient

Meet Transfix, a start-up that fashions itself "Uber for trucks."

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Driverless Car Test Districts Are Coming

But even Google admits the technology still has a ways to go.

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Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

The new finding fits with a host of evidence linking urban greenery to mental health.

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Just Because You Can't Find a Place to Park Doesn't Mean There Aren't Way Too Many Parking Spots

A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.

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What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.