from Breakingviews:

Uber’s law flouting could bring joyride to a halt

December 15, 2014

By Robert Cyran

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Uber is one startup that needs to grow up fast

November 19, 2014

By Robert Cyran

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Data Dive:

The expense of sprawl

August 26, 2014

It’s expensive to live in a big city. But what if it’s more expensive to live in a small city? The Citizen’s Budget Commission, a non-profit financial watchdog organization in New York, took a look at housing costs in US metro areas recently, then added in transportation costs. By these two metrics, New York City (and most dense metro areas with good public transportation) is one of the cheaper urban options.

from Data Dive:

Data’s drawbacks: The best way to commute is not always the fastest

July 10, 2014

What’s the fastest way to get from point A to point B in a major American city? It’s probably a bike, according to a new joint project of the MIT Media Lab and the Social Computing Group (also at MIT). In the You Are Here data visualization, interactive maps show the fastest way to get from wherever you are in any one of 12 cities to other parts of the city. It’s a really fascinating way to visualize how cities in the US are laid out, and possibly has policy implications in helping to understand how important bicycles and associated infrastructure can and should be to the future of urban transportation.

from Breakingviews:

China’s subway splurge only half on right track

June 26, 2014

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

A road paved with sand

By Jeff Loveng
December 4, 2013

Bills have been introduced into both the House and the Senate to dismantle the federal government’s role in interstate highways and leave that massive responsibility to individual states. Tea Party adherents and other conservatives are applauding this effort. The Interstate Highway System, they argue, was largely completed in the 1980s and local communities should provide their own transportation needs.

from Counterparties:

The dark side of the TLC taxi court system

September 30, 2013

I had a little bit more complicated interaction with the Taxi and Limousine Commission court than Josh Barro.

from Shane Ferro:

The darker side of the TLC taxi court system

September 30, 2013

I had a little bit more complicated interaction with the Taxi and Limousine Commission court than Josh Barro.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Walking cure for cash-strapped U.S. cities

April 19, 2013

By Martin Langfield
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Ray LaHood was, surprisingly, the right man for the job

By Ben Adler
February 12, 2013

Urbanists were excited by President Obama’s election in 2008, as it heralded the first time in a century that a president would come from a major city. And Obama was not just a resident of Chicago, he had worked as a community organizer. On the campaign trail he promised groups such as the U.S. Conference of Mayors that – after years of neglect under Republicans – his tenure would feature federal cooperation with, and attention to, cities.