Eric Jaffe

How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient

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

Driverless Car Test Districts Are Coming

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

Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

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

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.

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

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

Why One Florida City Reversed Its Road Diet

As Gainesville returns bike lanes to cars, the decision reflects a broader debate over removing traffic lanes.

The 8 Best Jerry Brown Lines from California's High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

A dig at Republican critics, a kind-of dig at martini drinkers, a call for state unity, and more.

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

New York Subway Platform Vending Machines, a History

From chewing gum to tampons.

The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway

Transit etiquette for a #manspreading world.

Two Architects of Broken Windows Policing Go On the Defensive

William Bratton and George Kelling say the critics just don't understand.

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

And could strengthen climate policies in California cities for years to come.

A Widely Used Planning Manual Tends to Recommend Building Far More Roads Than Necessary

A lesson in "phantom" trips.

Uber's Sydney Debacle Is Yet More Reason for Cities to Regulate It

In challenging local regulations, the ride service has gone too far in undermining public safety.

The 5 Key Moments from Amtrak's Supreme Court Hearing

The future of on-time train arrivals depends on the high court.

The Myth That Mass Transit Attracts Crime Is Alive in Atlanta

Fears that new buses and trains will bring "unsavory people" persist, despite evidence to the contrary.

5 Parking Innovations Every City Should Adopt

From pay-by-plate kiosks to pollution surcharges to length-based fees.

It Turns Out That Millennials Do Drive

In many metros, young people today commute by car as often as they did in 1980.