Ethan Finlan is a writer and sketch comedian based in the Boston area.
This extended essay describes five things that U.S. airports must do to mirror the great airports of Europe.
Let's implement broad-based congestion charging rather than taxing specific companies or services.
Too many parts of America put transit in low-density areas. California's SB827 would reverse this trend.
Virginia's exorbitant toll fees could facilitate the rise of "slugging" and other alternative options.
Arlington, TX, will become the first city to run its entire public transit system using a private rideshare service.
America's first private rail project in a quarter century is facing local pushback.
I’m writing this on a bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, on the way to visit family in northern California....
Amazon's announcement that it will build a second headquarters has sparked interest among politicians, in cities from Atlanta to Pittsburgh, who want to lure the internet retail giant. Each candidate is sure to continue the tradition of municipal governments outbidding each other to offer as many direct and indirect subsidies as possible. In the process, they may end up trying to subsidize specific neighborhoods as well.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio loves to talk about raising taxes on the wealthy as a means to finance public services. But recent events show that this impulse is selective.
Transit decisions are often used as a tool to inform land use. The extensions of transit into outlying areas, for example, are largely advocated for as a means to mitigate sprawl, by providing a fixed route service to an urban center. Yet in many cases...