Eric Jaffe

Fighting Congestion in Minneapolis on a Tight Budget

Minneapolis confronts bad traffic with cost-effective technology and a transit-first philosophy

Your Commute is Slowly Killing You

Poor sleep, high stress and low energy are just some of the negative health outcomes linked to lengthy rides to work

When Taxi Vouchers Make More Sense Than Fixing Mass Transit

With money tight for traditional public transportation, cities consider alternatives

The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

City Smog Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Children

A growing body of evidence connects urban pollution with harmful brain alterations

Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn't?

Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away

Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

Speeding Up Denver Ski Season Traffic ... By Going Slower

This winter, Colorado highway officials will institute "rolling speed harmonization" to ease congestion

Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data

Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

In New Haven, Debating the Best Road Forward

The long-awaited Downtown Crossing project has the city buzzing, but some fear it's not making the most of its chance

The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

Why American Commute Times Are Difficult to Compare to Other Countries

In one recent survey the U.S. has relatively short commutes; in another, they're relatively long

Bicycle Storage Solutions for a Bike-Crazed World

Space for bicycles on streets and in apartments is tight, but storage options are growing

Fixing Atlanta's Transportation Mess, with Pennies

Metro area leaders approve $6.14 billion project list for 2012 referendum

The Great Urban-Rural Happiness Debate

Some numbers say small-town folk are happier than city folk, but the true story is much more complicated

5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

Car-Sharing Gets Personal

Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing services are ripe to expand to cities of all sizes