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.

2024

  • “As cities add bus and bike lanes, traffic enforcement keeps them clear,” by Dan Zukowski. Smart Cities Dive. May 22, 2024. (Link)
  • “Mayor Brandon Johnson Rode The Trains While Campaigning. But Can He Fix The CTA?,” by Mack Liederman. Block Club Chicago. May 14, 2024. (Link)
  • “Leong: With Calgarians back on transit in droves, politicians need to come aboard,” by Ricky Leong. Calgary Sun. May 13, 2024. (Link)
  • “Want to go faster on North Texas toll roads? Get out your wallet,” by Yamil Berard. Dallas Morning News. May 13, 2024. (Link)
  • “Fresno’s sprawl ambitions collide with market realities, report finds,” by Gregory Weaver. Fresnoland. May 9, 2024. (Link)
  • “A Highway Split Their Community. Efforts to Fix That Face Opposition.,” by Madeleine Ngo. New York Times. May 7, 2024. (Link)
  • “Congestion Pricing’s Billions to Pay for Nuts and Bolts of Subway System,” by Winnie Hu. New York Times. May 6, 2024. (Link)
  • “Where Are America’s Most Vulnerable Bridges?,” by Linda Poon and Phil Kuntz. Bloomberg CityLab. April 29, 2024. (Link)
  • “How States Are Addressing the High Cost of Housing,” by Jared Brey. Governing. Spring. (Link)
  • “To increase job access, try dedicated bus lanes, this study says,” by Dan Zukowski. SmartCitiesDive. April 25, 2024. (Link)
  • “What could the region do to ensure WMATA not only survives but thrives?,” by Wyatt Gordon. GreaterGreaterWashington. April 22, 2024. (Link)
  • “Calgary is the latest city to dig into citywide rezoning, with mixed results globally,” by Darren Krause. Livewire Calgary. April 19, 2024. (Link)
  • “Miami’s Overtown has most potential for new apartments in county,” by Erik Bojnansky. South Florida Business Journal. April 16, 2024. (Link)
  • “CTA’s New ‘Dynamic’ Schedule Adds Little Train Service To Struggling System,” by Mack Lieberman. Block Club Chicago. April 15, 2024. (Link)
  • “Unlocking Miami-Dade’s Housing Potential: Existing Vacant Land Could Provide Affordable Housing for 192,000 Renters,” by Adina Dragos. Rent Cafe. April 11, 2024. (Link)
  • “How one city pulled public transit from the brink — and what the rest of the country can learn from it,” by Abdallah Fayyad. Vox. April 10, 2024. (Link)
  • “How to ease the path to transit-oriented housing development,” by Kalena Thomhave. Smart Cities Dive. April 9, 2024. (Link)
  • “Which city is more affordable, Houston or Boston?,” by Benjamin Schneider. The Urban Condition. April 9, 2024. (Link)
  • “In Chicago, one neighborhood is fighting gentrification and climate change at the same time,” by Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco. Grist. April 5, 2024. (Link)
  • “A collapsed bridge, a new Amtrak tunnel, the Red Line: Baltimore is an infrastructure epicenter,” by Daniel Zawodny and Adam Willis. Baltimore Banner. April 3, 2024. (Link)
  • “Cities look to AI-powered cameras to keep bus lanes clear,” by Dan Zukowski. Smart Cities Dive. April 3, 2024. (Link)
  • “The Baltimore bridge collapse and its potential consequences, explained,” by Li Zhou, Ellen Ioanes, and Izzie Ramirez. Vox. March 28, 2024. (Link)
  • “U.S. cities are clamoring for electric buses. Why can’t manufacturers keep up?,” by Benton Graham. Fast Company. March 28, 2024. (Link)
  • “Want to Lower Your City’s Transportation Emissions? Drive Less,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. March 27, 2024. (Link)
  • “Transportation Alternatives to Personal Vehicles in Indiana are Limited,” by Jeremy Herhusky-Schneider. WFHB. March 25, 2024. (Link)
  • The 2024 Economic Report of the President. The White House. March 21, 2024. (Link)
  • “Feds Seek to Heal Community Scars from Interstate Highways,” by Jared Brey. Governing. March 21, 2024. (Link)
  • “The Case Against YIMBYism,” by Michael Friedrich. The New Republic. March 15, 2024. (Link)
  • “Highways isolate urban communities nationwide. $3 billion from Washington aims to fix that,” by Kimberly Adams. Marketplace. March 15, 2024. (Link)
  • “Mixed Reviews for ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Grants,” by Kea Wilson. Streetsblog USA. March 14, 2024. (Link)
  • “Amtrak’s ridership is touching record highs.” The Economist. March 14, 2024. (Link)
  • “Why is it so hard to build housing near transit stops?,” by Daniel C. Vok. RouteFifty. March 12, 2024. (Link)
  • “Borrowing from the neighbours: Can other countries offer practical solutions to Canada’s housing crisis?” by Gregor Craigie. The Globe and Mail. March 1, 2024. (Link)
  • “Do dedicated bus lanes make or break IndyGo’s Blue Line? Indiana lawmakers will soon decide,” by Kayla Dwyer. Indianapolis Star. February 29, 2024. (Link)
  • “How Federal Policy Can Encourage TOD,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. February 29, 2024. (Link)
  • “Mapping the future,” by Adam Rogers. Business Insider. February 21, 2024. (Link)
  • “The T is on track to be broke soon. There’s no long-term fix.,” by Taylor Dolven. Boston Globe. February 12, 2024. (Link)
  • “Here’s what’s in Katie Porter’s plan to address the housing crisis — and what experts say about it,” by Shira Stein. San Francisco Chronicle. February 7, 2024. (Link)
  • “Chicago transit confronts a fiscal cliff, but it isn’t Caracas,” by AJ Caughey. Chicago Council on Global Affairs. February 6, 2024. (Link)
  • “New Subway Fare Gates and Platform Barriers Fail to Impress New Yorkers,” by Ana Ley. New York Times. January 30, 2024. (Link)
  • “Can a National Zoning Atlas Chart a Way Out of the US Housing Crisis?,” by Kriston Capps. CityLab. January 29, 2024. (Link)
  • “Avoiding Transit’s Death Spiral, an Interview With Yonah Freemark,” by Jonah Bliss. January 26, 2024. (Link)
  • “How the Biden Infrastructure Bill Can Be Used to Fund Housing,” by Chava Gourarie. Commercial Observer. January 24, 2024. (Link)
  • “The MTA just installed platform barriers at one subway station,” by Ian Kumamoto. TimeOut. January 22, 2024. (Link)
  • “Bipartisan tax deal could lead to 200,000 new affordable rental units. It’s a ‘modest and important’ effort, expert says,” by Aarthi Swaminathan. MarketWatch. January 16, 2024. (Link)
  • “Death on the Roads: California Traffic Fatality Crisis Far From Over,” by Jonathan Vankin. California Local. January 14, 2024. (Link)
  • “RHP Seminar: Upzoning and Affordable Housing with Yonah Freemark and Jenna Davis,” on YouTube. (Link)
  • “Seattle-area housing crunch predicted to last decades,” by Christine Clarridge. Axios Seattle. January 12, 2024. (Link)
  • “As ‘Mansion Taxes’ Catch On in US Cities, Los Angeles Offers Lessons,” by Sarah Holder. CityLab. January 11, 2024. (Link)

2023

  • “Philadelphia’s Hottest New Neighborhood?,” by Jake Blumgart. Philadelphia Inquirer. December 28, 2023. (Link)
  • “Upzoning Affordability Impacts: The Latest Research,” by Todd Litman. Planetizen. December 26, 2023. (Link)
  • “Shelved Penn Station fixes could avoid $17 billion expansion — if transit agencies actually work together: Post investigation,” by Nolan Hicks. New York Post. December 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “New Guidance to Repurpose Transit Properties for Affordable Housing,” by Mary Hammon. Planetizen. December 14, 2023. (Link)
  • “American high-speed rail has never been closer to reality. Can it cross the finish line?,” by Benjamin Schneider. Fast Company. December 13, 2023. (Link)
  • “High-speed rail — environmentally friendly and popular worldwide — has a hard time in the U.S.,” by Stephanie Hughes. Marketplace. December 8, 2023. (Link)
  • “SoCal to Vegas in two hours? High-speed rail comes closer to reality with $3-billion award,” by Rachel Uranga. Los Angeles Times. December 5, 2023. (Link)
  • “Calif.’s high-speed train Brightline connecting LA, Vegas stays on course,” by Olivia Harden. SF Gate. December 5, 2023. (Link)
  • “Free rides reduced driving, RTD report says. But quest to reduce transportation pollution faces a long road,” by Nathaniel Minor. CPR News. December 4, 2023. (Link)
  • “$15 Tolls Likely for Nation’s First Congestion Pricing Program,” by Ana Ley. New York Times. November 29, 2023. (Link)
  • “Why doesn’t the US have more passenger trains?,” by Samathan Delouya. CNN. November 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “Metro Vancouver transit ridership accelerating but below pre-pandemic level,” by Glen Korstrom. BIV. November 22, 2023. (Link)
  • “Editorial: Yellow Line crash is a harbinger of a CTA in crisis.” Chicago Tribune. November 20, 2023. (Link)
  • “Behind the Transit ‘Bailout’ | Opinion,” by Bob Powers, Randy Clarke, Dorval Carter, and Stephanie Lotshaw. Newsweek. November 16, 2023. (Link)
  • “Navigating the Fiscal Crisis in Public Transit,” by Jared Brey. Governing. November 13, 2023. (Link)
  • “‘L’ stations near offices have seen fewer riders return than those located near parks, Urban Institute analysis shows,” by Sarah Freishtat. Chicago Tribune. November 10, 2023. (Link)
  • “Transit Needs to Diversify Funding to Face Fiscal Headwinds,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. November 10, 2023. (Link)
  • “Should public transit be a free service? One city just said yes,” by Savannah Maher. November 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “America’s Subways and Buses Face Deep Service Cuts as Federal Money Ends,” by Skylar Woodhouse. Bloomberg Businessweek. November 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “Affordable Housing Taxes Sweep the Ballots in Three US Cities,” by Sarah Holder, Fola Akinnibi, and Anna Edgerton. CityLab. November 8, 2023. (Link)
  • “How Zoning Shapes Communities,” by Steve Wright. National Association of Realtors. November 8, 2023. (Link)
  • “D.C.-Boston Amtrak corridor gets billions in federal boost,” by Ian Duncan. Washington Post. November 6, 2023. (Link)
  • “Federal Infrastructure Funding Still Favors Large Road Projects,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. November 3, 2023. (Link)
  • “The Trouble With Transit Funding,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. November 2, 2023. (Link)
  • “Five Ways to Pull U.S. Transit Agencies Out of the Fiscal ‘Death Spiral’,” by John Besche. Streetsblog. November 2, 2023. (Link)
  • “How can NJ Transit avoid a fiscal cliff? Attract riders like Taylor Swift is in town, report says,” by Larry Higgs. NJ.com. November 1, 2023. (Link)
  • “Looming ‘fiscal cliff’ shows deeper problems with transit funding, researchers say,” by Daniel C. Vock. Route Fifty. November 1, 2023. (Link)
  • “Report Evaluates Equity in Federal Infrastructure Grants,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. October 30, 2023. (Link)
  • “Measuring Equity in Federal Infrastructure Spending,” by Jared Brey. Governing. October 26, 2023. (Link)
  • “Are Federal Infrastructure Dollars Going to Communities In Need?,” by Guillermo Molero. CityLab. October 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “Legacy programs stymie Biden’s efforts to boost equity in infrastructure spending,” by Daniel C. Vock. Route Fifty. October 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “San Jose’s BART extension gets oversight after major cost jump, timeline delay,” by Gabriel Greschler. Times-Herald. October 21. (Link)
  • “CTA Brown, Orange Line Schedules Down More than 25%, even as other cities rebuild transit levels,” by Sarah Freishtat. Chicago Tribune. October 10, 2023. (Link)
  • “Yonah Freemark: An interview about land use and zoning,” by Andrew Kane. Triangle Blog Blog. October 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “‘I don’t want to be right’: Charlottesville’s upzoning opponents could be losing this fight,” by James Armesto. The Daily Progress. October 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “Can NYC Ease Housing Costs With ‘City of Yes’ Proposal?,” by Kriston Capps and Sarah Holder. CityLab. October 3, 2023. (Link)
  • “B.C.’s post-pandemic transit ridership rebound exceeds rest of Canada’s,” by Glen Korstrom. BIV. September 21, 2023. (Link)
  • “In War on Congestion Pricing, Governor Turns to Courts and Trash Talk,” by Tracey Tully. The New York Times. August 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “America, take note: New Zealand has figured out a simple way to bring down home prices,” by Eliza Relman. Insider. August 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “The invisible laws that led to America’s housing crisis,” by Nathaniel Meyersohn. CNN. August 5, 2023. (Link)
  • “Boulder City Council to decide on proposed ordinance for raising occupancy limits,” by John Herrick. Boulder Reporting Lab. August 2, 2023. (Link)
  • “The Most Influential Contemporary Urbanists.” Planetizen. August 2, 2023. (Link)
  • Iconic America on PBS, episode 8, The Golden Gate Bridge. August 2023. (Link)
  • “Horrifying numbers of Americans will not make it to old age.” The Economist. July 31, 2023. (Link)
  • “MTA, NJ Transit shelved $3B plan to fix Penn Station in favor of pricier plan — and to not work together,” by Nolan Hicks. New York Post. July 28, 2023. (Link)
  • “Lawmakers are banning single-family zoning. But are apartment buildings the ‘silver bullet’ for America’s housing shortage?,” by Aarthi Swaminathan. Morningstar. July 24, 2023. (Link)
  • “Sharp-Leadenhall Legacy residents fear they will be priced out. They say affordable housing is the answer,” by Clara Longo de Freitas. The Baltimore Banner. July 17, 2023. (Link)
  • “Why you should vote for ALL THE CANDIDATES in the Seattle City Council District 3 primary.” Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. July 13, 2023. (Link)
  • “The 100 Most Influential Urbanists, Past and Present.” Yonah Freemark ranked #58. Planetizen. July 11, 2023. (Link).
  • “This Year’s RAISE Grants Will Help Disadvantaged Communities,” by George Kevin Jordan. Streetsblog. June 29, 2023. (Link)
  • “How local laws restrict the location of subsidized housing,” by Laurel Demkovich. Washington State Standard. June 29, 2023. (Link)
  • “Why Pedestrian Deaths Are Skyrocketing in America.” Interview with Yonah Freemark. By Benjamin Hart. New York Magazine. June 26, 2023. (Link)
  • “Chapel Hill’s housing zoning rules have changed. What now?,” by Ethan E. Horton. The Daily Tar Heel. June 23, 2023. (Link)
  • “Week in Review,” by Tyler Hoguet, Noah Brown, and Elizabeth Martinez. The Regulatory Review. June 23, 2023. (Link)
  • “Which zoning changes best alleviate the housing crisis? Seattle-area cities have a new way to find out,” by Kalena Thomhave. SmartCitiesDive. June 22, 2023. (Link)
  • “New Tool Visualizes Housing Near Transit in Puget Sound Cities,” by Natalie Bicknell Argerious. The Urbanist. June 15, 2023. (Link)
  • “LA Metro Expands Rail Grid With Direct Crosstown Service,” by Skylar Woodhouse. Bloomberg CityLab. June 15, 2023. (Link)
  • “Steamboat Springs considers expanded bus service as well as a few ideas that could cover the cost,” by Hank Lacey. Steamboat Pilot & Today. June 14, 2023. (Link)
  • “Zoning laws contribute to neighborhood segregation in CT, study finds,” by Abigail Brone. Connecticut Public Radio. June 13, 2023. (Link)
  • “Single-Family Zoning Linked With Income and Race Segregation,” by Jared Brey. Governing. June 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “Digital Atlas Could Reveal Zoning’s Social Impact,” by Molly Bolan. Route Fifty. June 8, 2023. (Link)
  • “New study shows link between restrictive zoning and segregation,” by Andrew Larsen. Hartford Business Journal. June 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “New report: 5 things to know about how CT zoning promotes housing inequality,” by Kenneth R. Gosselin. Hartford Courant. June 6, 2023. (Link)
  • “CT ‘Work Live Ride’ bill unlikely to pass this session,” by Ginny Monk. CT Mirror. June 6, 2023. (Link)
  • “Public Housing Isn’t the Solution,” by Eric Kober. City Journal. June 1, 2023. (Link)
  • “Don’t Buy the Social Housing Hype,” by Christian Britschgi. Reason. May 30, 2023. (Link)
  • “An idea so bad it was bound to return: public housing,” by Steven Greenhut. Orange County Register. May 28, 2023. (Link)
  • “More people are dying on Mass. and US roads. It doesn’t have to be this way. Just look at the UK, France, and Japan.,” by Taylor Dolven. Boston Globe. May 26, 2023. (Link)
  • “Opinion: It’s Time to Destigmatize ‘Public Housing’,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. May 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “To Save Downtowns, Destroy Them.” by Amit Katwala. Wired. May 19, 2023. (Link)
  • “Homeless in Seattle,” by Bill Conroy. Medium. May 19, 2023. (Link)
  • “Will States Force Localities to Build Affordable Housing?,” by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene. Route Fifty. May 17, 2023. (Link)
  • “The US city where ‘desert palaces’ are sprouting as affordable homes dwindle,” by Amanda Abrams. The Guardian. May 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “OPINION: ‘Upzoning’ Won’t Fix Our Housing Crisis… But Do It Anyway,” by Daniel Herriges. Pagosa Daily Post. May 3, 2023. (Link)
  • “Report: Nearly half of land use legislative boards are 95% white; almost all require home ownership,” by Andy Castillo. American City & County. May 1, 2023. (Link)
  • “Women, people of color, renters underrepresented on land-use boards: report,” by Gaby Galvin. Smart Cities Dive. April 28, 2023. (Link)
  • “How Pete Buttigieg wants to make America’s roads safer,” by Jonquilyn Hill. Vox. April 26, 2023. (Link)
  • “This Bill Could Help D.C. Turn Vacant Homes Into Grocery Stores,” by Morgan Baskin. DCist. April 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “Unreliable CTA service is a frustration for riders. It’s also costing Chicago,” by Sarah Freishtat. Chicago Tribune. April 24, 2023. (Link)
  • “Zoning Reforms Slow to Benefit Renters,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. April 20, 2023. (Link)
  • “US traffic deaths reach highest level since 2005: NHTSA,” by Michael Brady. SmartCitiesDive. April 18, 2023. (Link)
  • “White male homeowners are overrepresented on land-use boards, survey finds,” by Michaelle Bond. Philadelphia Inquirer. April 17, 2023. (Link)
  • “Study: Renters, Women, Minorities Underrepresented in Land Use Decisions,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. April 13, 2023. (Link)
  • “White Male Homeowners Are Lion’s Share Of Land Use Boards,” by Emma Kennedy. Law 360. April 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “Housing politics divide the suburbs,” by Caitlin Owens. Axios. April 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “Colorado’s big land-use bill, explained,” by Andrew Kenney. CPR News. April 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “Report: Less-restrictive zoning can increase ‘market rate’ housing supply,” by Andy Castillo. American City & County. April 11, 2023. (Link)
  • “Do Zoning Reforms Benefit Renters?,” by Molly Bolan. Route Fifty. April 11, 2023. (Link)
  • “Does Upzoning Reduce Housing Prices?,” by Jonathan Zasloff. Legal Planet. April 11, 2023. (Link)
  • “Zoning Changes Have Small Impact on Housing Supply,” by Jared Brey. Governing. April 10, 2023. (Link)
  • “Upzoning Modestly Increases Housing Supply and Affordability, Study Says,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. April 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “State Lawmakers Must Pass Middle Housing Bill and Strip Poison Pill from TOD Bill,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. April 6, 2023. (Link)
  • “Less-restrictive zoning can increase supply of market-rate housing, new research shows,” by Michael Brady. Smart Cities Dive. April 4, 2023. (Link)
  • “Land use bill looks to expand housing in Colorado,” by Luis de Leon. 9 News NBC. March 30, 2023. (Link)
  • “Gov. Polis’ housing proposal would allow duplexes, townhomes, ADUs across many cities in Colorado,” by Andrew Kenney and Nathaniel Minor. CPR News. March 22, 2023. (Link)
  • “MASS TRANSIT’S CROSSROADS,” by Andy Medici. Tampa Bay Business Journal. March 17, 2023. (Link)
  • “Free Muni a Pillar of SF’s Recovery, a Supervisor Says. That Claim Is on Shaky Ground,” by Kristi Cole. The Frisc. March 16, 2023. (Link)
  • “To build more ‘missing middle’ housing, the devil is in the details,” by Teo Armus. The Washington Post. March 16, 2023. (Link)
  • “Passing the Infrastructure Bill Was a Huge Win. But How’s the Implementation Going?,” by Daniel Strauss. The New Republic. March 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “Rest In Pieces, ‘Fix-it-First’: Biden Caves to GOP’s Highway Expansion Obsession,” by Gabriel Baumgaertner. Streetsblog. March 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “Washington senators vote in favor of more housing near transit centers,” by Jashayla Pettigrew. KOIN CBS 6. March 2, 2023. (Link)
  • “In the Legislature: Bill to increase housing near transportation centers passes State Senate.” Lynnwood Today. March 1, 2023. (Link)
  • “Report: How States Can Incentivize Housing Production,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. February 23, 2023. (Link)
  • “Panel explores Minnesota’s glaring racial inequities,” by Abdi Mohamed. Minnesota Spokesman–Recorder. February 22, 2023. (Link)
  • “Call to Action: Gov. Polis stresses more housing is key to Colorado’s economic health,” by Ellis Arnold. Colorado Community Media. February 7, 2023. (Link)
  • “Dangerous intersections and roads in Boston and Springfield are about to get multimillion-dollar upgrades,” by Samantha J. Gross and Taylor Dolven. The Boston Globe. February 1, 2023. (Link)
  • “How Federal Policy Can Support More Affordable Housing in Exclusionary Communities,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. January 30, 2023. (Link)
  • “EV Hype Overshadows Public Transit as a Climate Fix,” by Skylar Woodhouse and Saleha Mohsin. Bloomberg CityLab. January 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “Liias and Reed Introduce Bill Requiring Midrise Zoning Near Rapid Transit,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. January 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “A Look at the Suburbs: Map experts dig for roots of racial separation in metro Denver neighborhoods,” by Ellis Arnold. Colorado Community Media. January 25, 2023. (Link)
  • “How Nextdoor Put Neighbors In a Housing Policy ‘Cage Match’,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. January 24, 2023. (Link)
  • “Bipartisan legislation would spur development near transit centers.” Washington State Senate Democrats. January 23, 2023. (Link)
  • “Some cities turn to free public busing to counteract inequity,” by William Brangham and Casey Kuhn. PBS News Hour. January 20, 2023. (Link)
  • “Thoughtful Zoning Policy Could Revitalize Urban Transit,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. January 20, 2023. (Link)
  • “The Vast Potential of Pairing Transit and Homes in Washington State,” by Dan Bertolet. Sightline. January 18, 2023. (Link)
  • “New Washington Bill Would Legalize More Homes and Businesses Near Transit,” by Catie Gould. Sightline. January 16, 2023. (Link)
  • “How WA’s legislature is addressing the housing crisis in 2023,” by Josh Cohen. Crosscut. January 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “Housing Notes: Council Preserves Drive Thru, Challenge Seattle Report Backs Zoning Overhaul,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. January 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “Transport is the Leading Source of U.S. Emissions — Again,” by Kea Wilson. Streetsblog USA. January 12, 2023. (Link)
  • “The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2023,” by Jared Brey. Governing. January 10, 2023. (Link)
  • “2023 housing strategies proposed by Seattle’s top CEOs,” by Joshua McNichols. KUOW. January 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “How Zoning Changes Could Boost Housing Supply in Seattle,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. January 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “Electrified rail is the future. Is Virginia all aboard?,” by Wyatt Gordon. Virginia Mercury. January 9, 2023. (Link)
  • “Report Highlights Puget Sound’s Housing Deficit and Zoning Reform Potential,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. January 7, 2023. (Link)

2022

  • “We asked 17 smart people to predict the future of transportation in 2023,” by Andrew J. Hawkins. The Verge. December 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “Architectural voices respond to the Inflation Reduction Act, “the first real piece of climate legislation to make it through Congress”,” by Bill Millard. The Architect’s Newspaper. December 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “Federal safety regulators begin investigation into self-driving taxis,” by Dan Zukowski. Smart Cities Dive. December 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “D.C. could become the largest U.S. city to experiment with free transit,” by Savannah Maher. Marketplace. December 15, 2022. (Link)
  • “Free Rides: DC’s Bold Plan Offers Test Case for Post-Pandemic Transit,” by Hope Yen. NBC 4. December 12, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why American roadways are some of the deadliest in the world,” by Dan Grossman. WTKR. December 8, 2022. (Link)
  • “U.S. Road Safety Lags Behind Other Countries Because It’s A Complex Problem To Solve,” by Stephen Rivers. Carscoops. December 4, 2022. (Link)
  • “Traffic fatalities spike in Washington state,” by Libby Denkmann, Jason Burrows, and Noel Gasca. KUOW. November 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “Cities Are Bringing A Racial Equity Lens To Zoning And Planning Processes,” by Oscar Perry Abello. Next City. November 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “‘HOUSING ITSELF CAN’T JUST BE IT’,” by Shawna De La Rosa. Puget Sound Business Journal. November 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths,” by Emily Badger and Alicia Parlapiano. The New York Times. November 27, 2022. (Link)
  • “Opinion: The Red Line extension costs too much and does too little,” by Ed Zotti. Crain’s Chicago. November 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “Transportation in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Are We There Yet?,” by Deron Lovaas. NRDC. November 18, 2022. (Link)
  • “Study looks at potential health effects of living near Louisville traffic,” by David Mattingly. WAVE. November 17, 2022. (Link)
  • “Public pressure at meetings affects rezoning application approval: study,” by Michael Brady. SmartCitiesDive. November 17, 2022. (Link)
  • “Where and Why Rezonings Are More Likely to Succeed,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. November 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “Report: Hundreds of thousands of Louisville residents are exposed to roadway pollution,” by Roberto Roldan. WFPL. November 15, 2022. (Link)
  • “Metro Service to DC’s Dulles Airport Finally Arrives, 60 Years in the Making,” by Skylar Woodhouse. Bloomberg. November 15, 2022. (Link)
  • “Crude emails reveal nasty side of a California beach city’s crusade to halt growth,” by Liam Dillon and Andrew J. Campa. Los Angeles Times. November 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “How Election Day Shows the Fluid Politics of Housing,” by Jared Brey. Governing. November 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “Thank You For Your Feedback,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. November 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “How Chicago wants to get its citizens to rely less on cars,” by Sarah Freishtat and Alice Yin. Chicago Tribune. November 12, 2022. (Link)
  • “Voting To Stop Inflation Doesn’t Work The Way You Think It Does,” by Venessa Wong. BuzzFeed News. November 11, 2022. (Link)
  • “Voters approve more spending on affordable housing in cities across the U.S.,” by Jennifer Ludden. NPR All Things Considered. November 9, 2022. (Link)
  • “Governor Inslee Touts Homelessness Strategy and Previews State Zoning and Permitting Reform Push,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. November 3, 2022. (Link)
  • “Seattle Region’s Extensive Blanket of Exclusionary Zoning Illustrated in New Study,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. November 1, 2022. (Link)
  • “Affordable housing spending is on the ballot in cities across the US,” by Danielle McLean. SmartCitiesDive. October 25, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why it’s so hard to fix housing overcrowding in Los Angeles,” by Liam Dillon and Brittny Mejia. Los Angeles Times. October 19, 2022.
  • “CA, MA put high-earner tax increases on November ballots for transit, EVs, other initiatives,” by Dan Zukowski. SmartCitiesDive. October 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “As infrastructure money flows, Buttigieg’s choices will shape U.S. for generations,” by Ian Duncan. Washington Post. October 13, 2022. (Link)
  • “What can convince Chicagoans to rely less on cars? City aims to make ‘transit-oriented development’ the answer.,” by Sarah Freishtat and Alice Yin. Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2022. (Link)
  • “Transit measures are on the November ballot in these city and county elections,” by Dan Zukowski. SmartCitiesDive. October 13, 2022. (Link)
  • “Autonomous vehicles in urgent need of regulation, says urban research group,” by Niail Patrick Walsh. Archinect. October 11, 2022. (Link)
  • “Housing Construction Slowest at Both Ends of Wealth Spectrum,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. October 9, 2022. (Link)
  • “Via Mode Shift.” Podcast. October 2022. (Link)
  • “As Self-Driving Cars Hit the Streets, New Equity Concerns Emerge,” by Daniel C. Vock. Route 50. September 26, 2022. (Link)
  • “AVs Need Oversight to Realize Societal Benefits, Experts Say,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. September 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “All aboard: St. Petersburg’s SunRunner will show Tampa Bay what mass transit is all about,” by Henry Queen. Tampa Bay Business Journal. September 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “Self-driving cars’ benefits, perils outlined in new report,” by Dan Zukowski. SmartCitiesDive. September 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “The Inflation Reduction Act’s ‘Inadequate’ Reliance on Electric Vehicles,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. September 20, 2022. (Link)
  • “The Lost Opportunity in Biden’s Big Infrastructure Bills,” by Abigail Weinberg. Mother Jones. September 20, 2022. (Link)
  • “Kansas City needs to become more walkable. Here’s how that can happen,” by Mili Mansaray. The Kansas City Beacon. September 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “Stuck in Neutral,” by Henry Queen. Tampa Bay Business Journal. September 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “New York Passes Bill That Will Provide Up to 50% Off on E-Bike and E-Scooter Sales,” by Sophie Webster. Tech Times. August 31, 2022. (Link)
  • “As Extreme Weather Worsens, Can Cities Protect Public Transit?,” by Whitney Bauck. Yes! August 31, 2022. (Link)
  • “New York Lawmakers Look to Boost E-Bikes After Federal Snub,” by Colin Kinniburgh. New York Focus. August 30, 2022. (Link)
  • “Did California Just Do More to Reduce Emissions Than the New Climate Bill?,” by Abigail Weinberg. Mother Jones. August 26, 2022. (Link)
  • “TBARTA schedules large stakeholder meeting to discuss its financially perilous future,” by Henry Queen. Tampa Bay Business Journal. August 26, 2022. (Link)
  • “California Banned Gas Cars. Now It Needs a Plan for Fewer Cars,” by Alissa Walker. Curbed. August 25, 2022. (Link)
  • “RAISE Grants Move Away From Road Expansion, But Not In Seattle Metro,” by Ryan Packer. The Urbanist. August 17, 2022. (Link)
  • “To Fix Inflation And Climate Change, Get Americans out of Cars,” by Eve Kessler. Streetsblog. August 17, 2022. (Link)
  • “EXPLAINER: How is inflation affecting commuting costs?,” by Adriana Morga. Associated Press. August 12, 2022. (Link)
  • “Extreme Weather Is Only Getting Worse. Can Cities Protect Public Transit?,” by Whitney Bauck. Next City. August 12, 2022. (Link)
  • “Addressing Transportation and Inflation is a Climate Solution.” America Walks. August 10, 2022. (Link)
  • “The E-Bike Tax Credit is Only Mostly Dead as Supporters Plot Next Steps,” by Andrew J. Hawkins. The Verge. August 9, 2022. (Link)
  • “States to Target Lower Transportation Emissions Under Proposed Rule,” by Jared Brey. Governing. August 3, 2022. (Link)
  • “The Biden-Manchin Climate Bill Isn’t Very Good, but It’s All We’ve Got,” by Branko Marcetic. Jacobin. July 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “There’s a Maddening Omission in the Senate Climate Bill,” by David Zipper. Slate. July 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “What’s in the New ‘Climate’ Deal for Sustainable Transport — And What’s Not,” by Kea Wilson. Streetsblog. July 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “‘It’s so blatant’: Transit groups bemoan Dems’ car-centric climate deal,” by Alex Daugherty. Politico. July 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “The Manchin Climate Compromise Doubles Down on Car Culture,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. July 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “Manchin-Approved Climate Bill Focuses on Electric Car Rebates and Ignores Transit, Walking, and Biking,” by Doug Trumm. The Urbanist. July 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why it’s too easy to skip fare on the Red Line and what IndyGo is doing about it,” by Kayla Dwyer. IndyStar. July 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why US Roads Became So Dangerous and What to Do About It,” by Brian Cooley. CNET. July 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “American public transport faces a post-pandemic reckoning.” The Economist. July 21, 2022. (Link)
  • “Even Bicycle-Friendly Communities Continue to Fail to Build Bicycle Infrastructure,” by Charles Pekow. Cycling West. July 9, 2022. (Link)
  • “Minneapolis’ Black homeownership rate keeps falling, but why exactly? It’s complicated,” by Solomon Gustavo. MinnPost. July 6, 2022. (Link)
  • “Cities Seek Alternatives to Gas Tax Holidays,” by Patrick Spauster. CityLab. July 1, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why Isn’t There a Canadian Traffic Safety Crisis?,” by David Zipper. CityLab. July 1, 2022. (Link)
  • Episode 91. The Why. June 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “Transportation, labor, business, environmental groups object to Biden gas tax holiday proposal,” by Dan Zukowski. SmartCitiesDive. June 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “Urban planning theory is ripe for a revamp, as ‘2040’ court decision and the pandemic show,” by David Schultz. MinnPost. June 20, 2022. (Link)
  • “As US Road Deaths Rise, France Is Safer Than Ever. Why?,” by David Zipper. CityLab. June 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “Long waits, few routes: Even with ZeroFare, does Kansas City’s bus system work for riders?,” by Kynala Phillips. Kansas City Star. June 15, 2022. (Link)
  • “How cities can ‘uncrack’ zoning codes that fostered racial inequities,” by Danielle McLean. SmartCitiesDive. June 3, 2022. (Link)
  • “Lightfoot Promises To Push Forward On ‘Essential’ Housing Density Ordinance Facing Uneasy City Council,” by Alex Nitkin. Block Club Chicago/The Daily Line. June 2, 2022. (Link)
  • “Digital Atlas Reveals Zoning’s Impact on Affordable Housing,” by Carl Smith. Governing. June 2, 2022. (Link)
  • “Research addresses equity in DC’s walkability,” by Matthew Delaney. WTOP News. May 31, 2022. (Link)
  • “Zoning Reform Works, but Is No Magic Bullet,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. May 26, 2022. (Link)
  • “Biden is doubling down on dense, affordable housing,” by Nate DiCamillo. Quartz. May 25, 2022. (Link)
  • “PeopleForBikes’ Final Mile Is a Playbook for Accelerating U.S. Bike Networks.” OutdoorSportswire. May 24, 2022. (Link)
  • “How local zoning laws present a significant barrier to more affordable housing,” by Austin Denean. The National Desk. May 24, 2022. (Link)
  • “A NHTSA official spent years trying to cut road deaths. They jumped last year.,” by Michael Laris. Washington Post. May 21, 2022. (Link)
  • “‘Ride of Silence’ | DC cyclists, pedestrians want safety improvements now,” by John Henry. WUSA9. May 19, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why we can’t walk,” by Chelsea Cirruzzo, Cuneyt Dil, and Paige Hopkins. Axios. May 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “America’s public transit systems are hurting. Can they recover?,” by Chris Hippensteel, Amina Shreve and Hannah Ferrera. Yahoo! News. April 30, 2022. (Link)
  • “Pedestrians on edge after jogger killed in crosswalk,” by Katie Rhee. WDVM. April 30, 2022. (Link)
  • “Study explores hidden challenges of walking in DC,” by Gigi Barnett. WTOP News. April 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “Why ‘Walkability’ Scores Don’t Tell Us How Pedestrian-Friendly a City Is For Everyone,” by Kea Wilson. Streetsblog USA. April 29, 2022. (Link)
  • “First Twin Cities Black-owned bank opens,” by Sam Wilmes. Bank Beat. April 27, 2022. (Link)
  • “A Boston man died after he got trapped in the door of a Red Line subway car. The T isn’t answering basic questions about what happened,” by Taylor Dolven and Travis Andersen. Boston Globe. April 11, 2022. (Link)
  • “A Mode Shift for Federal Funding,” The Rail~Volution Podcast. April 7, 2022. (Link)
  • “Will Minneapolis Pass a Law That Helps Renters Buy Their Homes?,” by Morgan Baskin. Mother Jones. March-April 2022. (Link)
  • “How to Reduce Inflation-induced Costs for Low-income Families,” by Andre Claudio. Route Fifty. March 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “Easing the Burden of High Gas and Housing Costs for Low-Income Households,” by Diana Ionescu. Planetizen. March 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “Wage increases are not keeping up with inflation,” by Joann Mueller. Axios. March 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “How many workers earn less than $15 an hour in your state? These maps will tell you,” by Clint Rainey. Fast Company. March 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “As Lawmakers Determine Where Federal Infrastructure Funding Will Be Spent, Urban Voters Support Policies That Would Prioritize Public Transit,” by Lisa Martine Jenkins. Morning Consult. March 21, 2022. (Link)
  • “The rise in wages for low-income Americans is no match for the rise in US gas prices,” by Camille Squires. Quartz. March 19, 2022. (Link)
  • “Two Former Governors Weigh In on California’s Bullet Train,” by Jill Cowan. New York Times. March 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “U.S. cities ponder future of free public transport beyond COVID-19,” by Carey L. Biron. Thompson Reuters Foundation. March 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “What If Joe Biden Paid You to Get Out of Your Car?,” by Alissa Walker. Curbed. March 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “California’s Ambitious High-Speed Rail at a Crossroads,” by Jill Cowan. New York Times. March 13, 2022. (Link)
  • “Public transit could get a boost from high gas prices,” by Savannah Maher. Marketplace. March 10, 2022. (Link)
  • “Only 3% of Kansas City commuters use public transit. More east-west options could mean more riders,” by Steve Kraske and Eleanor Nash. KCUR. March 7, 2022. (Link)
  • “We don’t talk about highways,” by Taylor Kate Brown. The Planet You Save Could Be Your Own. March 3, 2022. (Link)
  • “Hedge fund profits from ashes of foreclosure,” by Tom Lyden. Fox 9. February 27, 2022. (Link)
  • “Subway Platform Barriers Will Be Tested at 3 N.Y.C. Stations,” by Michael Gold and Ana Ley. New York Times. February 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “MTA will pilot protective platform doors at 3 subway stations,” by Stephen Nessen. Gothamist. February 23, 2022. (Link)
  • “Special report: Innovations, initiatives for an overheated housing market,” by Nelson Bennett, Chuck Chiang, Glen Korstrom, Tyler Orton, and Albert Van Santvoort. BIV. February 22, 2022. (Link)
  • “Small cities seek to compete for historic infrastructure funds,” by Austyn Gaffney. SmartCitiesDive. February 17, 2022. (Link)
  • “Austin #1 in nation for bike lane investments,” by Laura Figi. Austonia. February 16, 2022. (Link)
  • “A ‘Fair Fares’ Program So Exclusive, Barely Anyone Can Qualify For It,” by Ana Ley. New York Times. February 15, 2022. (Link)
  • “Indianapolis looks to mass transit project to spur development in low-income area,” by Deon Hampton. NBC News. February 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “From the GNR Newsroom: The Monday Good News Roundup!,” by Jessiestaf. Daily Kos. February 14, 2022. (Link)
  • “Are Trains or Buses Better for the Environment?,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. February 11, 2022. (Link)
  • “2022 could be a big year for new transit openings if delays abate,” by Dan Zuckoski. Smart Cities Dive. February 9, 2022. (Link)
  • “Burgeoning bike cities emerge across America,” by Emily Pandey. Axios. February 5, 2022. (Link)
  • “How to Build More Bike Infrastructure,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. February 4, 2022. (Link)
  • “How to Jump-Start Cycling Infrastructure Improvements,” by Andre Claudio. Route Fifty. February 2, 2022. (Link)
  • “U.S. DOT’s 2022 RAISE Grants to Target Emissions Reductions, Racial Equity,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. January 31, 2022. (Link)
  • “Bridge Collapse Highlights Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Problems,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. January 31, 2022. (Link)
  • “Special report: RTD faces future clouded by new commuting patterns, staff shortages and big questions about service,” by Jon Murray. Denver Post. January 30, 2022. (Link)
  • “The future of trains, infrastructure and the RTA in Southern Arizona,” by Christopher Conover and Megan Myscofski. Arizona Public Media. January 28, 2022. (Link)
  • “This map shows the dozens of U.S. cities that will get new public transit in 2022,” by Nate Berg. Fast Company. January 26, 2022. (Link)
  • “Other Countries Have Gates That Would Have Prevented NYC’s Subway Killing,” by Aaron Gordon. Vice. January 18, 2022. (Link)
  • “4 underused U.S. rail lines that should follow New York’s lead and be revived,” by Elissavetta Brandon. Fast Company. January 18, 2022. (Link)
  • “Records show complaints at Bronx building over faulty door, lack of heat,” by Ari Feldman. NY1. January 10, 2022. (Link)
  • “Deadliest fire disaster in decades kills 17, including 8 children, in New York City,” by Daniel de Vries. WSWS. January 10, 2022. (Link)
  • “The Biden administration is all in on EVs, but what about public transit?,” by Paul Huttner. MPR News. January 6, 2022 (Link)

2021

  • “The Pandemic Might Have Redesigned Cities Forever,” by Adam Rogers. Wired. December 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “Who in the world is doing public transit well, even during a pandemic?,” by Carl Hunnell. Richland Source. December 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “How COVID-19 Has Impacted CTA Ridership,” by Blair Paddock. WTTW. December 29, 2021. (Link)
  • “In At Least One City, Vision Zero Lives Up to Its Advance Billing,” by Sandy Smith. Next City. December 29, 2021. (Link)
  • “A new report shows which CTA stations had the smallest pandemic drops in riders, and it could hold clues to transit’s future,” by Sarah Freishtat. Chicago Tribune. December 28, 2021. (Link)
  • “It Will Take More Than EVs to Save the Planet, Study Finds,” by Skip Descant. Government Technology. December 17, 2021. (Link)
  • “The $1.6B Federal Plan to Spur Local Zoning Reforms,” by Jared Brey. Route Fifty. December 17, 2021. (Link)
  • “Transit Agencies Pivot to Equity and Recoup Ridership,” by Sandy Smith. Next City. December 8, 2021. (Link)
  • “STUDY: Transit Agencies Are Planning a Radically Equitable COVID Recovery,” by Kea Wilson. StreetsblogUSA. December 6, 2021. (Link)
  • “With Ridership Still Down, Transit Agencies Rethink Priorities,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. December 3, 2021. (Link)
  • “Equity and Transit Go Hand in Hand for the Pandemic Recovery,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. December 3, 2021. (Link)
  • “As infrastructure funds begin to flow, climate, safety, equity impacts are not enough, some say,” by Dan Zukowski. Smart Cities Dive. December 2, 2021. (Link)
  • “Do Illinois’ transportation plans match its climate promises?,” by Brian Mackey. The 21st State. December 1, 2021. (Link)
  • “Houston has a problem … and a controversial solution,” by Juan Lozano and Hope Yen. Associated Press. November 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “Car-Free Transportation Gets Boost from U.S. Grant Program,” by Laura Bliss. November 29, 2021. (Link)
  • “Critics Say $9B Houston Highway Project Racially Unjust, Will Impact Diverse Neighborhoods,” by Ayumi Davis. Newsweek and NBC. November 24, 2021. (Link)
  • “Biden’s big infrastructure ambitions are now up to the states,” by Lauren Egan. NBC News. November 22, 2021. (Link)
  • “From ‘Mayor Pete’ to ‘the decider’: Buttigieg to control billions in transportation spending,” by Rick Rouan. USA Today. November 21, 2021. (Link)
  • “Single-family zoning preserves century-old segregation, planners say. A proposal to add density is dividing neighborhoods,” by Katherine Shaver. Washington Post. November 20, 2021. (Link)
  • “What’s behind the bus driver shortage?,” by Wyatt Gordon. Virginia Mercury. November 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “RAISE Grants Announced: U.S. DOT Shifts to a Greener Vision for Transportation,” by James Brasuell. Planetizen. November 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “The Infrastructure Bill May Not Be So Historic After All,” by Jake Blumgart. Governing. November 15, 2021. (Link)
  • “The nation’s ailing bus and rail systems have a D- rating. Can Biden’s infrastructure plan fix them?,” by Rick Rouan. USA Today. November 11, 2021. (Link)
  • “Tampa’s ability to capitalize on newly approved infrastructure funds depends on surtax,” by Henry Queen. Tampa Bay Business Journal. November 9, 2021. (Link)
  • “Could France’s Approach to Combating NIMBYism Work in the United States?,” by Josh Cohen. Shelterforce. November 9, 2021. (Link)
  • “The Feel-Good Moment for Infrastructure Is Over, Now Comes the Wait,” by Rob Garver. Voice of America. November 9, 2021. (Link)
  • “State and Local Push on Infrastructure Finally Pays Off,” by Bill Lucia. Route Fifty. November 7, 2021. (Link)
  • “Experts probe zoning rules effect on inequality, housing availability in Tennessee,” by Daniel Mollenkamp. Tennessee Lookout. November 1, 2021. (Link)
  • “Talking Headways Podcast: How Partisanship Influences Transportation Reform,” by Jeff Wood. Streetsblog. October 21, 2021. (Link)
  • “‘Mobility Justice’: How cities are rethinking public transportation after COVID,” by Dan Zukowski. Grist. October 19, 2021. (Link)
  • “US Confidential: Atlanta’s crime-hit wealthy seek to become a separate city,” by David Charter. The Times of London. October 2, 2021. (Link)
  • “Guest blogger Yonah Freemark discusses the future of the Chicago region’s transit system.” Regional Transportation Authority Connections. September 30, 2021. (Link)
  • “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)