Government Executive - Authors - Eric Jaffe, 25 Nov 2014 16:02:46 -0500The Water Next Time 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 -0500 & 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 Driving El Camino BRT project shows why great transit needs exclusive lanes.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:41:19 -0500 & LocalA VTA bus could be the solution.Santa Clara Valley Transportation AuthorityMoving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 28 Oct 2014 09:52:00 -0400 & 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 Rains 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 -0400 & LocalTupungato / Shutterstock.comA Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Rail Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 16 Oct 2014 15:53:28 -0400 & Local Richard Thornton/Shutterstock.comThe Urban Future of the American Suburb Caplin's quest to transform the quintessential edge cityEric Jaffe, The AtlanticThu, 16 Oct 2014 10:37:20 -0400 & 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 Hook 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 -0400 & LocalTupungato/Shutterstock.comBalancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:53:51 -0400 & LocalLeonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock.com7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable rent can be a little high, so long as the ride isn't.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 26 Aug 2014 10:18:22 -0400 & Localjoyfuldesigns / Shutterstock.comWhich Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?, cyclists, and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesKryvenok Anastasiia/Shutterstock.comLas Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.Eric JaffeMon, 18 Aug 2014 09:47:04 -0400 & Localtopseller/Shutterstock.com3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.Eric Jaffe, CityLabFri, 15 Aug 2014 10:09:41 -0400 & 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 1925 are a few ways to make sure they don't.Eric Jaffe, CityLabMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:17:56 -0400 & LocalFlickr user metrolibraryarchiveThe Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute's normal for people to want a little time to detach from the workplace.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comOregon's Pay-Per-Mile Road-Funding Program Continues to Evolve Beaver State's pilot project could change how Americans think about the cost of driving.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 09 Jul 2014 14:04:55 -0400 & LocalA highway interchange south of downtown Portland, Oregon.ShutterstockHow Tolls Could Help Prevent a U.S. Transportation Crisis the midst of a federal funding disaster, a good idea emerges.Eric Jaffe, CityLabThu, 08 May 2014 10:55:07 -0400 Dejak/AP File PhotoWhy Mega-Projects Always End Up Costing More Than Expected people who predict the cost of urban mega-projects do a terrible job.Eric Jaffe, CityLabTue, 30 Jul 2013 14:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesImage via Alexander A.Trofimov/Shutterstock.comThe Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit bike sharing programs growing, organizations start offering access as wellness incentive.Eric Jaffe, CityLabFri, 14 Jun 2013 16:47:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesThe Future of Public Roads Is in Private Hands 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 -0400 Roberts Photography/Shutterstock.comDo Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working? with longer average commutes have lower rates of married women in the workforce.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 24 Apr 2013 14:22:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesThe End of Federal Transportation Funding as We Know It 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 -0400 Newman, Florida Keys News Bureau/APCity Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions evidence on the mental exhaustion of urban living.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 30 Jan 2013 13:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesImage via Rick Moser/Shutterstock.comWould we leave disaster-prone cities in the absence of FEMA? 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 -0500 in the wake of superstorm Sandy in the central Jersey Shore area of New Jersey Mike Groll/AP