Government Executive - Authors - Eric Jaffehttp://www.govexec.com/voices/eric-jaffe/6744/en-usTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:02:46 -0500The Water Next Timehttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/11/water-next-time/99965/In Hoboken, N.J., nature itself could become the city’s best defense against extreme weather.Eric Jaffe, The AtlanticTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:02:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/11/water-next-time/99965/State & LocalA taxicab parking lot in Hoboken, N.J., was submerged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.Charles Sykes / AP File PhotoSilicon Valley May Soon Offer a Public Bus Commute That's Quicker Than Drivinghttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/11/silicon-valley-may-soon-offer-public-bus-commute-s-quicker-driving/99455/The El Camino BRT project shows why great transit needs exclusive lanes.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:41:19 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/11/silicon-valley-may-soon-offer-public-bus-commute-s-quicker-driving/99455/State & LocalA VTA bus could be the solution.Santa Clara Valley Transportation AuthorityMoving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projectshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/moving-forward-americas-high-speed-rail-projects/97565/A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 28 Oct 2014 09:52:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/moving-forward-americas-high-speed-rail-projects/97565/State & LocalA high-speed train crosses a viaduct in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain.pedrosala/Shutterstock.comWhy New Yorkers Can't Find a Taxi When It Rainshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/why-new-yorkers-cant-find-taxi-when-it-rains/96932/Cabbies might quickly make enough to call it a day. Or they might not think it's worth it to be out at all.Eric JaffeMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:41:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/why-new-yorkers-cant-find-taxi-when-it-rains/96932/State & LocalTupungato / Shutterstock.comA Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Railhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/chat-amtraks-ceo-state-us-passenger-rail/96674/Joseph Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 16 Oct 2014 15:53:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/chat-amtraks-ceo-state-us-passenger-rail/96674/State & Local Richard Thornton/Shutterstock.comThe Urban Future of the American Suburbhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/urban-future-american-suburb/96617/Michael Caplin's quest to transform the quintessential edge cityEric Jaffe, The AtlanticThu, 16 Oct 2014 10:37:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/urban-future-american-suburb/96617/State & LocalNorthern Virginia's Tyson's Corner is a commercial center. Frontpage/Shutterstock.comThe Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hookhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/outrageous-unjust-rule-lets-new-york-drivers-who-hit-pedestrians-hook/95639/If the city is serious about street safety, it must replace a terrible old precedent with a strong new one.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 02 Oct 2014 15:37:40 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/outrageous-unjust-rule-lets-new-york-drivers-who-hit-pedestrians-hook/95639/State & LocalTupungato/Shutterstock.comBalancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavorhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/balancing-bike-share-stations-has-become-serious-scientific-endeavor/92639/Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:53:51 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/balancing-bike-share-stations-has-become-serious-scientific-endeavor/92639/State & LocalLeonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock.com7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordablehttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/7-charts-show-how-good-mass-transit-can-make-city-more-affordable/92399/The rent can be a little high, so long as the ride isn't.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 26 Aug 2014 10:18:22 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/7-charts-show-how-good-mass-transit-can-make-city-more-affordable/92399/State & Localjoyfuldesigns / Shutterstock.comWhich Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/which-mode-travel-provides-happiest-commute/91886/Walkers, cyclists, and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/which-mode-travel-provides-happiest-commute/91886/Management - Promising PracticesKryvenok Anastasiia/Shutterstock.comLas Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Networkhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/las-vegas-finally-antes-real-public-transit-network/91652/The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.Eric JaffeMon, 18 Aug 2014 09:47:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/las-vegas-finally-antes-real-public-transit-network/91652/State & Localtopseller/Shutterstock.com3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Datahttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/3-big-time-benefits-real-time-transit-data/91550/They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.Eric Jaffe, CityLabFri, 15 Aug 2014 10:09:41 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/3-big-time-benefits-real-time-transit-data/91550/State & LocalTampa's HART buses were part of the study.Flickr user Andy CallahanTransit Projects Shouldn't Take Longer to Finish in 2014 Than They Did in 1925http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/transit-projects-shouldnt-take-longer-finish-2014-they-did-1925/91139/Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.Eric Jaffe, CityLabMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:17:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/08/transit-projects-shouldnt-take-longer-finish-2014-they-did-1925/91139/State & LocalFlickr user metrolibraryarchiveThe Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commutehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/ideal-commute-not-actually-no-commute/90785/It's normal for people to want a little time to detach from the workplace.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/ideal-commute-not-actually-no-commute/90785/Management - Promising PracticesOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comOregon's Pay-Per-Mile Road-Funding Program Continues to Evolvehttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/07/oregon-road-funding-pay-per-mile/88258/The Beaver State's pilot project could change how Americans think about the cost of driving.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 09 Jul 2014 14:04:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/07/oregon-road-funding-pay-per-mile/88258/State & LocalA highway interchange south of downtown Portland, Oregon.ShutterstockHow Tolls Could Help Prevent a U.S. Transportation Crisishttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/05/how-tolls-could-help-prevent-us-transportation-crisis/84031/In the midst of a federal funding disaster, a good idea emerges.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 08 May 2014 10:55:07 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/05/how-tolls-could-help-prevent-us-transportation-crisis/84031/ManagementTony Dejak/AP File PhotoWhy Mega-Projects Always End Up Costing More Than Expectedhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/why-mega-projects-always-end-costing-more-expected/67718/The people who predict the cost of urban mega-projects do a terrible job.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 30 Jul 2013 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/why-mega-projects-always-end-costing-more-expected/67718/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Alexander A.Trofimov/Shutterstock.comThe Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefithttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/case-making-bike-share-membership-employee-benefit/64973/With bike sharing programs growing, organizations start offering access as wellness incentive.Eric Jaffe, CityLabFri, 14 Jun 2013 16:47:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/case-making-bike-share-membership-employee-benefit/64973/Management - Promising PracticesThe Future of Public Roads Is in Private Handshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/05/future-public-roads-private-hands/62984/More and more states are privatizing highways and roads. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is a matter of increasing debate.Eric Jaffe, CityLabMon, 06 May 2013 11:10:18 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/05/future-public-roads-private-hands/62984/TechTim Roberts Photography/Shutterstock.comDo Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/04/do-long-commutes-discourage-married-women-working/62759/Cities with longer average commutes have lower rates of married women in the workforce.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 24 Apr 2013 14:22:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/04/do-long-commutes-discourage-married-women-working/62759/Management - Promising PracticesThe End of Federal Transportation Funding as We Know Ithttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/03/end-federal-transportation-funding-we-know-it/61815/The diminishing power of the gas tax has renewed debate about how — and even whether — Washington can pay for local roads and rails.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 12 Mar 2013 11:37:18 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/03/end-federal-transportation-funding-we-know-it/61815/TechAndy Newman, Florida Keys News Bureau/APCity Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractionshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/01/city-life-changes-how-our-brains-deal-distractions/60993/New evidence on the mental exhaustion of urban living.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 30 Jan 2013 13:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/01/city-life-changes-how-our-brains-deal-distractions/60993/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Rick Moser/Shutterstock.comWould we leave disaster-prone cities in the absence of FEMA?http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/11/would-we-leave-disaster-prone-cities-absence-fema/59400/One economist asks if the absence of federal funding would improve the way cities prepare for natural disastersEric Jaffe, CityLabFri, 09 Nov 2012 13:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/11/would-we-leave-disaster-prone-cities-absence-fema/59400/ManagementDamage in the wake of superstorm Sandy in the central Jersey Shore area of New Jersey Mike Groll/AP