Yonah Freemark

In the Media

I have (or my work has) been quoted or mentioned in the press in the following articles. Archive pre-2018 is incomplete.

2021

  • “Out of crisis, opportunity? Post-pandemic America and transportation, a conversation with Yonah Freemark,” by Andrea Riquier. MarketWatch. September 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “Atlanta neighborhood seeks ‘divorce’ from city over crime surge,” by Carey Biron. Thomson Reuters Foundation. September 27, 2021. (Link)
  • “California ends single-family zoning.” The Economist. September 25, 2021. (Link)
  • “For Lucky Few, Paris Debuts Public Housing in a Pricey Landmark,” by Feargus O’Sullivan. Bloomberg CityLab. September 25, 2021. (Link)
  • “California’s Housing Crisis: How Much Difference Will A Zoning Bill Make?,” by Manuela Tobias. Cap Radio. September 17, 2021. (Link)
  • “How France overcame NIMBYism to create affordable housing,” by Camille Squires. Quartz. September 16, 2021. (Link)
  • “California’s Affordable Housing Law Faces Uphill Battle in Many SoCal Cities,” by Robin Urevich. Capital & Main. September 10, 2021. (Link)
  • “Advocates call for $10B more in federal transit funding to address inequities, climate change,” by Jason Plautz. Smart Cities Dive. September 9, 2021. (Link)
  • “Less parking, more walking: Indy adopts big changes to bolster Red Line, future transit,” by Kayla Dwyer. Indianapolis Star. September 2, 2021. (Link)
  • “The bipartisan infrastructure bill provides historic funding for transit. It’s not enough,” by Gabby Birenbaum. Vox. August 23, 2021. (Link)
  • “Two Trains And A Bus: Why Does A 45-Mile Commute Take 3 Hours?,” by Davis Dunavin. WSHU. August 23, 2021. (Link)
  • “Big Changes Coming to D.C.’s Transit to Boost Ridership,” by Jake Blumgart.” Governing. August 20, 2021. (Link)
  • “California’s housing crisis: How much difference will a zoning bill make?,” by Manuela Tobias. Cal Matters. August 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “Infrastructure Bill Needs Fixing, Critics Say,” by Sandy Smith. Next City. August 18, 2021. (Link)
  • “DC Added Second-Most Housing Units Per Square Mile in the Past Decade,” by Nena Perry-Brown. Urban Turf. August 18, 2021. (Link)
  • “The infrastructure bill is more about maintaining train service than upgrading it,” by Matt McFarland. CNN Business. August 16, 2021. (Link)
  • “Will Amtrak Make Fares Cheaper as Business Travel Drops?,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. August 13, 2021. (Link)
  • “Can America Really Drive Its Way Out of Climate Change?,” by Spencer Bokat-Lindell. New York Times. August 12, 2021. (Link)
  • “Rail advocates say infrastructure bill falls short,” by Zack Budryk. The Hill. August 11, 2021. (Link)
  • “Staffers Demand End To Cuomo’s LaGuardia AirTrain Plan: Report,” by Kayla Levy. Patch. August 11, 2021. (Link)
  • “Democrats’ infrastructure visions take a bipartisan detour,” by Tanya Snyder. Politico. August 10, 2021. (Link)
  • “Minneapolis landlord scooping up St. Paul’s Hewitt Ave. homes for student rentals,” by Frederick Melo. Pioneer Press. August 8, 2021. (Link)
  • “How Twin Cities Housing Rules Keep the Metro Segregated.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune. August 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “10 things to know about the infrastructure bill,” by Jessica Wehrmann. Roll Call. August 4, 2021. (Link)
  • “The Way Forward for Cities,” by Wendy Cole, David Goldberg, Stacey Moncrieff. Realtor Magazine. July-August 2021. (Link)
  • “Infrastructure lament: ‘Deal is more important than the outcome’,” by Jessica Wehmann. CQ Roll Call. July 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “Infrastructure deal pares back highway removal plan but cracks open door to greener transportation system,” by Ian Duncan and Michael Laris. Washington Post. July 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “More workers are returning to the office. The pandemic-era commute might be changed forever,” by Katherine Shaver and Justin George. Washington Post. July 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “The bipartisan infrastructure bill is good for EVs, bad for the climate,” by Andrew Hawkins. The Verge. July 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “YES, OTHER PLACES DO HOUSING BETTER, CASE 3: PARIS,” by Alan Durning. Sightline. July 26, 2021. (Link)
  • “Getting the Gold Line Going,” by Erik Spanberg. Charlotte Business Journal. July 23, 2021. (Link)
  • “HOW A MANUFACTURED CAR CULTURE BLOCKS TRANSIT.” Climate One. July 23, 2021. (Link)
  • “Congrats to Andrew Cuomo on His Useless LaGuardia AirTrain,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. July 22, 2021. (Link)
  • “Disputed LaGuardia AirTrain Plan Gets Federal Approval,” by Kayla Levy. Patch. July 20, 2021. (Link)
  • “Saving Sagging SEPTA,” by Jon Geeting. Philadelphia Citizen. July 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “Who owns Southeast Como? Study finds higher rates of single-family rentals and investor landlords,” by Emalyn Muzzy. Minnesota Daily. July 16, 2021. (Link)
  • “How can Philadelphia save its struggling transit system?,” by Harrison Cann. City & State PA. July 9, 2021. (Link)
  • “The Clean Economy Revolution Will Be Unionized,” by Rita Cliffton, Malkie Wall, Sam Ricketts, Kevin Lee, Jessica Eckdish, and Karla Walter. Center for American Progress. July 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “State funding for affordable homeownership is a step in the right direction to decrease Minnesota’s racial disparities,” by Cristen Incitti. MinnPost. July 6, 2021. (Link)
  • “The US is a first-world nation with a third-world rail system,” by Jerry Haar. The Hill. July 4, 2021. (Link)
  • “Have We Entered a “Gilded Age of Mass Transit”?,” by Sandy Smith. Next City. June 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “Twin Cities Has Nation’s Highest Racial Gap for Homeowners.” ABC 6. June 29, 2021.
  • “Twin Cities Metro Area Has Nation’s Highest Racial Gap for Homeownership.” KIMT. June 28, 2021.
  • “Twin Cities has nation’s highest racial gap for homeowners.” AP. June 28, 2021. (Link)
  • “Racial Gap Worst in the Nation.” CBS Minnesota. June 28, 2021.
  • “Racial homeownership gap in the Twin Cities highest in the nation,” by Jim Buchta. Minneapolis Star-Tribune. June 27, 2021. (Link)
  • “The Complex 50-Year Collapse of U.S. Public Transit,” by Tony Frangie Mawad. CityLab. June 25, 2021. (Link)
  • “Transit-Commuting Workers in Steady Decline: Study,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. June 25, 2021. (Link)
  • “Edina seeks to renounce racially restrictive covenants,” by Caitlin Anderson. Edina Sun Current. June 25, 2021. (Link)
  • “Report: Corporate-Owned Rentals Cut Into Black Homeownership,” by Mike Moen. Public News Service. June 24, 2021. (Link)
  • “Widening homeownership gap in Twin Cities is focus of new report,” by Bill Lindeke. MinnPost. June 22, 2021. (Link)
  • “Homeownership Gap in Ramsey Hennepin County is Widening,” MPR News. June 16, 2021.
  • “Twin Cities Homeownership Gap Widens,” Fox 9 News. June 16, 2021.
  • “Homeownership gap widens in the Twin Cities,” by Nick Halter. Axios Twin Cities. June 14, 2021. (Link)
  • “Uptick in investor-owned rental homes adds to drop in Black homeownership, report says,” by Frederick Melo. St. Paul Pioneer Press. June 14, 2021. (Link)
  • “Can Biden Fix the Wealth Gap?,” by Chris Bangert-Drowns. WPFW’s Monday Morning QB. June 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” by Dan Vock. CQ Researcher. June 4, 2021. (Link)
  • “Policy Hackathon: Can public transit recover from Covid-19,” by Tanya Snyder. Politico. May 27, 2021. (Link)
  • “San Diego’s high-speed rail plan hinges on urban density as population growth wanes,” by Joshua Emerson Smith. San Diego Union-Tribune. May 27, 2021. (Link)
  • “Plan to Connect NorCal by Rail Gains Steam,” by Benjamin Schneider. SF Weekly. May 13, 2021. (Link)
  • “Can Pete Buttigieg Really Change Transportation Policy?,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. May 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “Public transit agencies across US seek to lure back commuters lost during the pandemic,” by Hope Yen, Christopher Webber, Sophia Tareen, and David Porter. Associated Press. May 3, 2021. (Link)
  • “The U.S. Is Not Ready for High Speed Rail,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. April 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “Start mit 328.000 Minuten Verspätung,” by Jasmin Lörchner. Spiegel. April 15, 2021. (Link)
  • “What Biden’s plan to tackle housing prices is missing,” by Jerusalem Demsas. Vox. April 12, 2021. (Link)
  • “The Great Housing Debate: A Profusion of Panaceas,” by Alan Ehrenhalt. Governing. April 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “Jeffrey Sachs on Biden’s Infrastructure Goals | Yonah Freemark on the American Jobs Plan’s Transportation Priorities.” The Climate Pod. April 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “Biden’s infrastructure plan is big, but should be even bigger,” by Julian Brave NoiseCat. Canada’s National Observer. April 6, 2021. (Link)
  • “America Has Long Favored Cars Over Trains and Buses. Can Biden Change That?,” by Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich. New York Times. April 2, 2021. (Link)
  • “Biden Wants You Out of Your Car and on the Train,” by Aarian Marshall. Wired. April 2, 2021. (Link)
  • “Biden’s infrastructure spending plan would cover more than just roads,” by Emery Winter, Mauricio Chamberlin, Ariane Datil, Tamika Cody. WUSA9. April 2, 2021. (Link)
  • “Bringing riders back to trains means eliminating the ‘commuter’ in commuter rail,” by Ryan Pierce Hanna. Low&High. April 1, 2021. (Link)
  • “Race and Rezoning,” by Liz Farmer. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. April 1, 2021. (Link)
  • “White House plan calls for large expansion of federal government’s role in transportation,” by Ian Duncan and Michael Laris. Washington Post. March 31, 2021. (Link)
  • “The American Jobs Plan: A Home Run for Public Transportation,” by Deron Lovaas. NRDC. March 31, 2021. (Link)
  • “We Need Buses, Buses Everywhere,” by Farhad Manjoo. New York Times. March 18, 2021. (Link)
  • “Train in Vain,” by Henry Grabar. Slate. March 17, 2021. (Link)
  • “Gen Z’s high-speed rail meme dream, explained,” by Gabby Birenbaum. Vox. March 10, 2021. (Link)
  • “Charlotte City Council Members Balk At Push To Eliminate Single-Family Zoning,” by Steve Harrison. WFAE. March 3, 2021. (Link)
  • “How much will rail cost, and is it worth it? Santa Cruz County’s 4 mayors, others weigh in,” by Mallory Pickett and Isabella Cueto. Lookout Santa Cruz. February 8, 2021. (Link)
  • “Gateway Program hopes ‘Amtrak Joe’ will mean the end of its woes,” by Jessica Wehrman. CQ Roll Call. January 26, 2021. (Link)
  • “What to do when higher rents and home prices drive people out of neighborhoods,” by Carlos Ramirez-Rosa. Chicago Sun-Times. January 22, 2021. (Link)
  • “Here’s What $4 Trillion In Infrastructure Spending Could Fix,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. January 22, 2021. (Link)
  • “Fletcher: San Diego MTS stable despite pandemic, looking to expand transit service,” by Joshua Emerson Smith. San Diego Union Tribune. January 21, 2021. (Link)
  • “Light at the End for the New York Region’s Gateway Project,” by Patrick Sisson. Commercial Observer. January 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “Mobility tech offers cities enormous opportunities for helping residents get around — if they can avoid the quagmire,” by John Lorinc. Toronto Star. January 11, 2021. (Link)
  • “A Democratic Congress Could Boost Biden’s Transportation Agenda,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab. January 8, 2021. (Link)
  • “What the election of two senators from Georgia means for US cities,” by Jake Blumgart. City Monitor. January 7, 2021. (Link)

2020

  • “What Is The Future Of Public Transit In The U.S.?,” by Ailsa Chang. NPR All Things Considered. December 29, 2020. (Link)
  • “Transit agencies get $14 billion in relief, with ridership still down,” by Andy Uhler. NPR Marketplace. December 29, 2020. (Link)
  • “For Public Transit, the Stimulus Is a Lifeline — But a Short One,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab. December 22, 2020. (Link)
  • “Congress Passes $900B Stimulus Bill With $4B in MTA Aid Included,” by Chava Gourarie. Commercial Observer. December 22, 2020. (Link)
  • “Even with stimulus, US mass transit faces a death spiral,” by Jake Blumgart. City Monitor. December 21, 2020. (Link)
  • “What will the new COVID stimulus bill mean for Chicagoland transit?,” by John Greenfield. Streetsblog Chicago. December 21, 2020. (Link)
  • “Report Stresses Transit Funding Needs Under Biden WH,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. December 17, 2020. (Link).
  • “U.S. Public Transportation Is Facing A “Make Or Break” Moment,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. December 11, 2020. (Link)
  • “Public transit emerges a big winner in election,” by Meghan McCarty Carino. Marketplace. November 5, 2020. (Link)
  • “CTA presents unbalanced 2021 budget without service cuts or fare hikes in hopes of more federal stimulus,” by Alex Nitkin. The Daily Line. October 26, 2020. (Link)
  • “Fear of Crowds May End Up Haunting U.S. Transit Agencies,” by David Zipper. CityLab. October 12, 2020. (Link)
  • “As Transit Systems Brace For Cuts, the Last Recession Is a Warning,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab. August 3, 2020. (Link)
  • “Morning Transportation,” by Sam Mintz. Politico. June 11, 2020. (Link)
  • “Commuters are adapting to the virus. What it means for CO2,” by Benjamin Storrow and Maxine Joselow. E&E News. May 26, 2020. (Link)
  • “Canadian cities prove reluctant to encourage cycling as alternative to crowded transit,” by Oliver Moore. The Globe and Mail. May 23, 2020. (Link)
  • “Axios Generate,” by Ben Geman. Axios. May 21, 2020. (Link)
  • “Cities are transforming as electric bike sales skyrocket,” by Thomas Ricker and Andrew J. Hawkins. May 14, 2020. (Link)
  • “The coronavirus has Americans driving like it’s 1999,” by Michael J. Coren. Quartz. May 12, 2020. (Link)
  • “Is This Chicago’s Back-to-the-Burbs Moment?,” by Ryan Smith. Chicago Magazine. May 11, 2020. (Link)
  • “‘Death spiral.’ Pandemic threatens future of mass transit,” by Maxine Joselow. E&E News. May 6, 2020. (Link)
  • “The Sudden Crash and Possible Comeback of Commuter Rail,” by David Zipper. CityLab. April 30, 2020. (Link)
  • “Why Can’t We Build Infrastructure Cheaply, Quickly and Well?” by Alex Marshall. Governing. April 16, 2020. (Link)
  • “An uphill battle to study closing Memorial Drive despite positive reports from tests by state DCR,” by Marc Levy. Cambridge Day. April 14, 2020. (Link)
  • “Is density making us sick?” by Jim Hodapp. Livable City Podcast. April 13, 2020. (Link)
  • “AC Transit just eliminated fares. Why can’t BART do the same?,” by Michael Rosen. SF Gate. March 25, 2020. (Link)
  • “Experts: Senate Bill’s $25B for Transit Won’t Be Enough,” by Eve Kessler. Streetsblog New York. March 25, 2020. (Link)
  • “Special series on the 2020 crisis” (podcast), by Andrew Jennings. Business Scholarship Podcast. March 23, 2020. (Link)
  • “Facing steep ridership drops, transit agencies will ask for state, federal help,” by Mary Wisniewski. The Chicago Tribune. March 20, 2020. (Link)
  • “Now is the time to fix public transit funding,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. March 20, 2020. (Link)
  • “When the World Stops Moving,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab. March 19, 2020. (Link)
  • “Coronavirus is taking a big bite out of public transportation ridership in the US,” by Andrew J. Hawkins. The Verge. March 13, 2020. (Link)
  • “Sen. Scott Wiener wants to eliminate single-family zoning in SF,” by Adam Brinklow. Curbed San Francisco. March 10, 2020. (Link)
  • “Why the US Sucks at Building Public Transit,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. March 9, 2020. (Link)
  • “Upzoning – Be Careful What You Wish For…,” by Pete Saunders. The Corner Side Yard. February 23, 2020. (Link)
  • “Why not both? South Red project would compliment, not compete with, rapid Metra service,” by David Zegeye. Streetsblog. February 17, 2020. (Link)
  • “Will upzoning neighborhoods make homes more affordable?,” by Diana Budds. Curbed. January 30, 2020. (Link)
  • “Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong,” by Michael Kimmelman. The New York Times. January 28, 2020. (Link)
  • “America’s Highway Spending Binge Goes On. And On. And On,” by Tony Dutzik. Frontier Group. January 21, 2020. (Link)
  • “I Only Understand “Train Station”,” by Joe Baur. Travel Tomorrow Pod. January 21, 2020. (Link)
  • “The State of U.S. Transit in 5 Observations,” by Daniel Herriges. Strong Towns. January 16, 2020. (Link)
  • “The 901: Shrinking MATA ridership is a reason to invest, not disinvest,” by Ryan Poe. Memphis Commercial Appeal. January 15, 2020. (Link)
  • “Why U.S. Public Transit Ridership Is Finally Growing,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab. January 13, 2020. (Link)
  • “Ocasio-Cortez Raises Questions About $2B LaGuardia AirTrain Plan,” by Maya Kaufman. Patch. January 13, 2020. (Link)
  • “Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening,” by Edward Russell. The Points Guy. January 6, 2020. (Link)
  • “Op-Ed: Stop the Runaway LaGuardia AirTrain,” by Benjamin Kabak. Streetsblog New York. January 3, 2020. (Link)

2019

  • “Paris is building—California is not,” by Antonio Pacheco. Archinect. December 27, 2019. (Link)
  • “All the ways we can make 2020 a springboard for sustainable transportation in Chicago,” by Courtney Cobbs. Streetsblog Chicago. December 27, 2019. (Link)
  • “All Transit is Local with Yonah Freemark,” by TransLoc Inc. The Movement. December 22, 2019. (Link)
  • “Getting From Point A To Point B: Transportation Experts On The Ins And Outs Of The Nation’s Transportation Systems,” by Hannah Haynes. Wisconsin Public Radio. December 20, 2019. (Link)
  • “Ilhan Omar Pitches $1 Trillion For Green Public Housing,” by Alexander C. Kaufman. Huff Post. November 20, 2019. (Link)
  • “As New York Cracks Down On Fare Evasion, Another City Weighs Free Transit,” by Alexander C. Kaufman. Huff Post. November 18, 2019. (Link)
  • “Facing objections, Sound Transit drops ‘Red Line’ as the name for its light-rail route,” by Mike Lindblom. Seattle Times. November 14, 2019. (Link)
  • “A Transportation Grant Program’s Trump-Era Rebrand,” by Andrew Small. CityLab. November 14, 2019. (Link)
  • “U.S. Public Transportation Sees Dip In Ridership,” by Steve Goldstein. KJZZ Phoenix. October 23, 2019. (Link)
  • “Nationwide transit ridership is plummeting: Can San Diego’s high-speed rail proposal buck the trend?” by Joshua Emerson Smith. San Diego Union-Tribune. October 20, 2019. (Link) Republished in Los Angeles Times. October 21, 2019. (Link)
  • “County leaders, advocates redouble support for South Side Metra pilot in face of Lightfoot’s opposition,” by Alex Nitkin. The Daily Line. September 26, 2019. (Link)
  • “France’s Transit Ridership Booms as the USA’s Busts,” by Casey Brazeal. Planetizen. September 15, 2019. (Link)
  • “Metro supporters have nine weeks to sell bond plan to voters,” by Dug Begley. The Houston Chronicle. September 3, 2019. (Link)
  • “Report Reveals That ‘Like Everything Else’ About GOP Tax Scam, Program Purported to Help the Poor Really ‘Just Another Handout to the Rich’,” by Jessica Corbett. Common Dreams. September 1, 2019. (Link)
  • “6 Transportation Goals Congress Should Be Thinking About,” by Daniel C. Vock. Governing. August 23, 2019. (Link)
  • “Welcome to housing Twitter, the shoutiest debate on the internet,” by Eillie Anzilotti. Fast Company. August 19, 2019. (Link)
  • “Finding Home: ‘Up-Zoning’ Can Have Mixed Results For Housing Costs,” by Lisa Worf. Charlotte WFAE 90.7. July 22, 2019. (Link)
  • “The LaGuardia AirTrain project is a truly stupendous waste,” by Connor Harris. New York Post. July 2, 2019. (Link)
  • “Rendezvous with Density,” by J. Brian Charles. Governing. July 2019. (Link)
  • “LaGuardia AirTrain project now estimated to cost $2B,” by David Meyer. New York Post. June 25, 2019. (Link)
  • “USA: Städte haben noch keine Pläne für die Einführung autonomer Fahrzeuge” (“US: Cities do not yet have plans for the introduction of autonomous vehicles”), by Florian Rötzer. Telopolis. June 11, 2019. (Link)
  • “From road repairs to transit expansions, $33 billion in capital bill will have ‘monumental’ impact,” by Mary Wisniewski. Chicago Tribune. June 7, 2019. (Link)
  • “What Happened When Larry Hogan Tried to Claim Wider Highways Would Help the Climate,” by Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog. June 6, 2019. (Link)
  • “What Does Autonomous Trucking Mean For The Industry And American Cities At Large?” by Lauren Gilger. KJZZ Phoenix Public Radio. June 3, 2019. (Link)
  • “Storstäderna oförberedda på de självkörande bilarna” (“Big cities are unprepared for the self-driving cars”), by John Edgren. NyTeknik. June 3, 2019. (Link)
  • “It’s Been a Rough Year for Mass Transit,” by Alan Ehrenhalt. Governing. June 1, 2019. (Link)
  • “How much will Minneapolis’ 2040 plan actually help with housing affordability in the city?” by Jessica Lee. MinnPost. May 31, 2019. (Link)
  • “Why Aren’t Cities Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab. May 30, 2019. (Link)
  • “How Housing Supply Became the Most Controversial Issue in Urbanism,” by Richard Florida. CityLab. May 23, 2019. (Link)
  • “Housing crisis has Seattle weighing end of single-family zoning,” by Ludwig Hurtado. NBC News. May 19, 2019. (Link)
  • “‘Disastrous’ State Capital Bill Would Allocate 7X as Much Money for Roads as Transit,” by John Greenfield. Streetsblog Chicago. May 17, 2019. (Link)
  • “Transportation is Politics: A Q&A with Yonah Freemark,” by Aaron Gordon. Signal Problems, April 21, 2019. (Link)
  • “SANDAG’s Techno-Futurist Transportation Vision May Run Into Reality Check,” by Andrew Keatts. Voice of San Diego, April 17, 2019. (Link)
  • “The Streets Were Never Free. Congestion Pricing Finally Makes That Plain,” by Emily Badger. The New York Times, April 4, 2019. (Link)
  • “Does ‘upzoning’— allowing taller, denser housing to be built — actually work?,” by Matt Levin. The Press Enterprise, March 27, 2019. (Link)
  • “Warning Bells,” by Mari Cohen. Chicago Reader, March 21, 2019. (Link)
  • “Why a Single Housing Study from Chicago Matters Right Now in SF,” by Alex Lash. The Frisc, March 16, 2019. (Link)
  • “Blanket Upzoning – A Blunt Instrument – Won’t Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis,” interview with Michael Storper. The Planning Report, March 15, 2019. (Link)
  • “What’s the Perfect Price for Public Transportation?,” by John Surico. CityLab, March 14, 2019. (Link)
  • “This Traffic-Ending Technology Would Have Worked, as Long as You Ignore the Reasons It Wouldn’t,” by Aaron Gordon. Jalopnik, March 12, 2019. (Link)
  • “Talking Headways Podcast: The Annual Yonah Freemark Prediction Show,” by Jeff Wood. Streetsblog, March 7, 2019. (Link)
  • “Studying transit oriented development,” by Michael Rudy. Multihousing Pro, March 6, 2019. (Link)
  • “How Arrivo Got Colorado to Back a Wild-Eyed Highway Scheme,” by Aaron Gordon. Wired, March 2, 2019. (Link)
  • “Cuomo and de Blasio’s Plan Doesn’t Fix the Biggest Subway Problem: Accountability,” by Josh Barro. New York, February 28, 2019. (Link)
  • “Maybe Upzoning Doesn’t (Always) Lead To Lower Home Prices,” by Pete Saunders. Forbes, February 22, 2019. (Link)
  • “Does “upzoning”—allowing taller, denser housing to be built—actually work?” podcast with Matt Levin and Liam Dillon. CALmatters, February 22, 2019. (Link). Also in “California housing crisis podcast: Will a boom in building make housing more affordable?” by Liam Dillon. Los Angeles Times. (Link)
  • “À Chicago, le plan d’urbanisme a fait augmenter les loyers,” by Henry Grabar. Slate France, February 22, 2019. (Link)
  • “No Backsliding: MHA Upzones Are a Crucial Step to Tackle the Housing Crisis,” by Doug Trumm and Ryan Packer. The Urbanist, February 21, 2019. (Link)
  • “Could this new bill help solve California’s housing crisis? New study suggests otherwise,” by Maddy Ashmun. The Sacramento Bee, February 20, 2019. (Link)
  • “Rezonings raise prices, housing study shows,” by Joe Anuta. Crain’s New York, February 19, 2019. (Link)
  • “Revised Residential Infill Project elicits hopes and fears,” by Chuck Slothower. DJCOregon, February 15, 2019. (Link)
  • “Where California High-Speed Rail Careened Off Track,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, February 13, 2019. (Link)
  • “LaGuardia AirTrain Panel Emphasizes Alternatives,” by Maya Kaufman. Patch, February 12, 2019. (Link)
  • “America’s trains are lame. The Green New Deal wants to fix that,” by Umair Irfan. Vox, February 8, 2019. (Link)
  • “Study: Up-zoning in Chicago sometimes does the opposite of what it intends,” by Evi Arthur. Chicago Agent Magazine, February 7, 2019. (Link)
  • “Episode 16: Mondays at the Overhead Wire,” with Jeff Wood, Chrissy Mancini Nichols, and Anna Muessig. Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast, February 5, 2019. (Link)
  • “Uber, Lyft crushing bus and subway ridership in cities: Study,” by Dan Boylan. The Washington Times, February 5, 2019. (Link)
  • “Can Upzoning Increase Housing Supply and Affordability?” by Todd Litman. Planetizen, February 4, 2019. (Link)
  • “Upzoning might make neighborhoods less affordable in short term, study finds,” by Alex Nitkin. The Real Deal, February 4, 2019. (Link)
  • “Zoning Reform Alone Won’t Make Housing More Affordable,” by Noah Smith. Bloomberg Opinion, February 4, 2019. (Link)
  • “Chicago Tried to Make Neighborhoods Denser. Instead They Got More Expensive,” by Henry Grabar. Slate, February 1, 2019. (Link)
  • “New Study Complicates Zoning Reform.” Professional Builder, February 1, 2019. (Link)
  • “Does Upzoning Boost the Housing Supply and Lower Prices? Maybe Not,” by Richard Florida. CityLab, January 31, 2019. (Link)
  • “Another Study Blames Uber and Lyft for Public Transit’s Decline,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, January 24, 2019. (Link)
  • “The inequity of pay-by-distance transit in the Bay Area,” by Sam Raby. Curbed, January 9, 2019. (Link)

2018

  • “It’s time to fall in love with stuffy, crowded subways,” by Aaron Gordon. Medium: Transportation, December 19, 2018. (Link)
  • “Why Apple bet on Austin’s suburbs for its Next Big Expansion,” by Sarah Holder. CityLab, December 14, 2018. (Link)
  • “Talk aside, action on Gateway tunnel still stalled,” by Dan Zukowski. Trains, December 4, 2018. (Link)
  • “Advocates demand Amazon fund LIC’s transit improvements needed for HQ2,” by Vincent Barone. AM New York, November 13, 2018. (Link)
  • “How popular are Uber and Lyft in Seattle? Ridership numbers kept secret until recently give us a clue,” by David Gutman. The Seattle Times, November 5, 2018. (Link)
  • “Countdown clocks and the false prophet of innovation,” by Aaron Gordon. Signal Problems, October 19, 2018. (Link)
  • “Mayoral candidates urged to endorse Chicago Sustainable Transportation Platform,” by John Greenfield. Streetsblog Chicago, September 27, 2018. (Link)
  • “Transportation Troubles After Florence,” by Brianna Gurciullo. Politico, September 20, 2018. (Link)
  • “What Rahm got right about transportation, and what still needs to change,” by John Greenfield. Streetsblog Chicago, September 4, 2018. (Link)
  • “Elon Musk’s Most Exciting Company Is Boring,” by Carson Kessler. Fortune, July 22, 2018. (Link)
  • “KC streetcar extension brings strong case for federal funding,” by Jeff Boothe. Kansas City Business Journal, June 28, 2018. (Link)
  • “Plans for AirTrain to La Guardia Airport Move Ahead Amid Criticism,” by Emma G. Fitzsimmons. The New York Times, June 25, 2018. (Link)
  • “The Koch brothers hate public transit. But they can’t always stop projects in their tracks,” by Shannon Osaka. Grist, June 20, 2018. (Link
  • “The Boring Company’s Chicago project seems awfully cheap for something so big,” by Andrew J. Hawkins. The Verge, June 14, 2018. (Link)
  • “Instead of extending the Red Line, some see promise in the Metra Electric,” by LaRisa Lynch. The Chicago Reporter, June 11, 2018. (Link)
  • “New York City Will Cut Transit Fares for Low-Income Riders,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, June 8, 2018. (Link)
  • “More Routes = More Riders,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, June 4, 2018. (Link)
  • “Most people live in urban areas, but now all the transportation money is going rural,” by Lloyd Alter. Treehugger, March 29, 2018. (Link)
  • “Small Ontario town’s Uber partnership could signal shift for Canadian public transit,” by Ben Spurr. Toronto Star, April 15, 2018. (Link)
  • “Trump Shifts Focus of Transportation Grants From City to Country,” by Ted Mann. The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2018. (Link)
  • “Sound Transit seeks two light-rail stations in South Lake Union, only five blocks apart,” by Mike Lindblom. The Seattle Times, March 25, 2018. (Link)
  • “Transit Fares Surprisingly Well in House Spending Bill,” by Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA, March 22, 2018. (Link)
  • “The Real-Life Possibilities of Black Panther’s Wakanda, According to Urbanists and City Planners,” by Marc Malkin. Architectural Digest, February 28, 2018. (Link)
  • “China’s Subway Boom Slows Down,” by Linda Poon. CityLab, February 26, 2018. (Link)
  • “Uber wants to be public transportation, and I have some serious concerns,” by Andrew J. Hawkins. The Verge, February 15, 2018. (Link)
  • “Why Didn’t a Planned Safety System Stop Sunday’s Amtrak Crash?,” by David Z. Morris. Fortune, February 4, 2018. (Link)
  • “Transit expert: Nashville’s transit plan isn’t just about congestion, it’s about development,” by Meg Garner. Nashville Business Journal, January 26, 2018. (Link)
  • “Trump’s leaked infrastructure plan would deepen urban inequality in the US,” by Karen Hao. Quartz, January 24, 2018. (Link)
  • “Looking Back to Look Ahead for Public Transit,” by Betsy Phillips. The Nashville Scene, January 24, 2018. (Link)
  • “The long-promised Trump infrastructure plan may have just leaked,” by Jen Kirby. Vox, January 22, 2018. (Link)
  • “China’s Investment in Subways Puts the U.S. to Shame,” by Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA, January 18, 2018. (Link)

2017

  • “Companies offer private bus services to get young workers to commute from cities to the suburbs,” by Aaron Schachter. Marketplace, December 18, 2017. (Link)
  • “Elon Musk Sparks Heated Twitter Debate Over Boring Company’s Vision,” by Mike Brown. Inverse, December 15, 2017. (Link)
  • “Streetcar problems in Cincinnati provide lessons to be learned,” by Christopher Burbach. Omaha World-Herald, December 11, 2017. (Link)
  • “Can Elon Musk make subway tunnels cool again?,” by Matt McFarland. CNN, December 6, 2017. (Link)
  • “Demolition Day,” by Robert Scaramuccia. The Yale Herald, December 4, 2017. (Link)
  • “LaGuardia Airport AirTrain moves toward fruition, despite criticism,” by Vincent Barone. AM New York, November 16, 2017. (Link)
  • “Cities realize they must fix the sorry state of buses,” by Matt McFarland. CNN, October 27, 2017. (Link)
  • “Subway platform screen doors pilot slated for L train’s 3rd Avenue station,” by Vincent Barone. AM New York, October 24, 2017. (Link)
  • “Enough With the Streetcars Already,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, September 29, 2017. (Link)
  • “The real reason streetcars are making a comeback,” by Carlos Waters. Vox, August 9, 2017. (Link)
  • “Cities Say They Haven’t Approved Elon Musk’s East Coast Hyperloop,” by Aric Jenkins. Fortune, July 20, 2017. (Link)
  • “Elon Musk’s tunnel idea is sounding more like public transit every day,” by Alissa Walker. Curbed, July 3, 2017. (Link)
  • “Overcrowding Is Not the New York Subway’s Problem,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, June 28, 2017. (Link)
  • “Detroit’s new streetcar is OK, but it can’t save a city,” by Aarian Marshall. Wired, May 20, 2017. (Link)
  • “Proposed Trump budget makes billion-dollar cuts in city transportation, development funds,” by Patrick Sisson. Curbed, March 16, 2017. (Link)
  • “Anticipating a Big Year for Transit Expansion in 2017,” by Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA, January 12, 2017. (Link)

2016

  • “A One-Stop Data Shop For Transportation Wonks,” by Laura Bliss. CityLab, September 13, 2016. (Link)
  • “What’s Next for the New York Subway? Toronto Already Knows,” by Emma G. Fitzsimmons. The New York Times, August 22, 2016. (Link)
  • “Oh, Canada! Toronto beats Chicago on transit with more riders, funding,” by Mary Wisniewski. Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2016. (Link)
  • “Tunnels: the Plans, the Pitfalls, and the Promises,” by Lydia Brown and Heather Brandon. Connecticut Public Radio, March 18, 2016. (Link)
  • “Yonah Freemark explains how to build a streetcar,” by Lloyd Alter. Treehugger, February 12, 2016. (Link)

2015

  • “Why Isn’t The U.S. Adopting This Subway Car Design?.” Here and Now, October 14, 2015. (Link)

2014

  • “Is The Streetcar Craze A Waste of Public Dollars?.” Here and Now, December 3, 2014. (Link)

2013

  • “Can Mass Transit Solve City Sprawl?.” Science Friday, September 20, 2013. (Link)