Joe Cortright

Joe Cortright is the director of City Observatory.

Has Louisville Figured Out How to Eliminate Traffic Congestion?

Traffic camera snapshots seem to show that the modest tolls charged on the city’s controversial highway bridge keep commuters away and traffic light.

Are the Suburbs Really Back?

The Wall Street Journal claims population growth in the U.S. suburbs is “outstripping” cities. That’s not exactly the case.

The Downsides of Data-Based Transportation Planning

The quantitative data that’s available is far too limited, and likely to lead us to the wrong conclusions.

Let a Thousand Ubers Bloom

Why more cities should promote robust competition in ride-hailing markets.

Portland: Hardly 'A Retirement Community for the Young'

Hey, New York Times: Portland happens to outshine many U.S. cities in entrepreneurship, job growth, productivity—and the elusive "second paycheck."