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Governing Senior Staff Writer Jared Brey

Jared Brey

Senior Staff Writer

Jared Brey is a senior writer for Governing, covering transportation, housing and infrastructure. He previously worked for PlanPhilly, Philadelphia magazine, and Next City, and his work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg CityLab, Dwell, and other publications. He is a contributing editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine, and he lives in South Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter at @jaredbrey.

A new campaign on Bay Area Rapid Transit, designed and developed by young people of color, encourages people who witness sexual harassment on trains and buses to discreetly intervene.
Momentum is building for intercity rail service on Colorado’s booming Front Range. With voter approval required for key funding, it could come down to a question of timing.
Bay Area Rapid Transit launched a new schedule this month with more frequent service on nights and weekends and less frequent service at traditional peak commuter hours. It’s part of a shift toward round-the-clock service at big-city transit agencies.
Nearly half of all Americans now live in a jurisdiction where it’s legal to smoke weed. But for some workers, including bus drivers and train operators, drug-testing protocols make legalization irrelevant.
Randy Clarke, the general manager of the Washington Metro, is a public-transit superfan with lots of support in D.C. How long will it last?
They are a key source of funding for transportation infrastructure, but have been shrinking for years. Two new reports explore possible alternatives.
All 22,000 city workers in Philadelphia are now eligible for a free transit pass under SEPTA’s Key Advantage program. More than 10,000 have already signed up.
New research describes transportation engineers as part of the public health workforce, and argues they should emphasize strategies that reduce risk for greater proportions of the population.
Boston has a new tax incentive program to help developers convert downtown office space to housing. Conversions remain relatively rare, but more cities are looking at ways to push them forward.
Hasan Ikhrata recently announced his resignation, ending five years of acrimony with local officials around transportation policy. Left unresolved is how the region will fund its highways and transit systems long term.