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1993 — Present

The Sepulveda Pass Is a Place Where Nothing Ever HappensSubstack: Cities & Transportation, May 14, 2024.

Mexico City's Transit TrifectaSubstack: Cities & Transportation, April 9, 2024.

Recreovía - Sunday Morning in Panama CitySubstack: Cities & Transportation, February 6, 2024.

Feliz Viaje - Panamá, Substack: Cities & Transportation, January 31, 2024.

Making Cities Less Hostile to TransitSubstack: Cities & Transportation, January 16, 2024.

How to Match Transit With a City's Topography: LisbonSubstack: Cities & Transportation, December 18, 2023.

Cornell Tech's Urban Tech SummitSubstack: Cities & Transportation, November 30, 2023.

When the NYPD Puts the Public at RiskSubstack: Cities & Transportation, October 16, 2023.

London By Bike and Shoe LeatherSubstack: Cities & Transportation, October 3, 2023.

Ottoman Adaptive Reuse - Old and New Ideas for Transit and Micromobility, Substack: Cities & Transportation, August 29, 2023.

Op-ed: More bus-only infrastructure to the tunnel is key to easing Midtown congestion. Paywalled but also available hereCrain's New York Business, June 28, 2023.

Citi Bike Is Not Just For YoungstersMedium, March 28, 2023.

The Death of the LaGuardia AirTrain is an Opportunity to Showcase Bus Rapid TransitSubstack - Cities & Transportation, March 14, 2023.

I'm Worried About Our Commitment to Safe Transit, Substack - Cities & Transportation, February 27, 2023.

San Juan's Ciclovias Are a Bright Spot in Caribbean MicromobilityMedium, January 24, 2023.

San Juan's Tren UrbanoMedium, December 8, 2022.

Europe and the First Last KilometerMedium, October 23, 2022.

Safe Transit is a Right Not a PrivilegeMedium, May 21, 2022.

The Bronx is Up for Active TransportationMedium, May 14, 2022.


Happiness is a Crowded Bus or TrainMedium, March 10, 2022.

A Prayer for the City of AngelsMedium, March 3, 2022.


Rezoning landmarked, historic SoHo to make way for affordable housing is a bad idea, Crain's New York Business, November 4, 2021.

The NYC Tube Can Be a Rails-to-Trails for NYCMedium, October 21, 2021.

Mexico City's Cablebús - Movilidad IntegradaMedium, October 20, 2021.

Meet Me On the PorchMedium, July 14, 2021.

Accelerating Local Infrastructure, Guest Op-Ed, Eno Transportation Weekly, June 25, 2021.

Accelerating Transportation: A Tale of Five CitiesAccelerator for America, June 4, 2021.

Warning Shot for California: A Los Angeles Wildfire in May, New York Times, May 18, 2021, (Contributed reporting).

Does Macy's Tell Gimbel's - Checking the Math on New York City's Commercial Real Estate Pipe DreamMedium, May 13, 2021. 

SoHo So WhatMedium, April 4, 2021. 

Perú Plastico - Lima's El MetropolitanoMedium, February 8, 2021.

RefusenikSubstack, January 7, 2021.

A Full-time NYC Mayor, Medium, December 8, 2020.

Brother Can You Spare a DollarideMedium, September 21, 2020.

Oonee - Creating a Network of Secure Bike ParkingMedium, June 23, 2020.

I Walk OnMedium, May 28, 2020.

EssentialMedium, May 3, 2020.


Psst, You Wanna Buy a Transit System? Medium, March 17, 2020.

A Kickstarter Campaign for Bus Rapid Transit: Lessons From Bogotá and Cartagena. Medium, October 20, 2019.

The White House InfestationMedium, July 30, 2019.

Free Shakespeare and the Privatization of Central ParkMedium, July 20, 2019.

Joel Epstein on transit ridership in Los Angeles, congestion pricing and Measure M. 790 KABC Radio, May 27, 2019.

A Victory Lap for Congestion PricingMedium, April 24, 2019.

Ebikes Mean Battery Powered FunMedium, April 21, 2019.

The double standard of transit accessibilityCrain's New York Business, March 5, 2019.

Not Showing at Mexico's Jewish Film FestivalThe Times of Israel, January 30, 2019.

A Bridge to the Bronx. Medium, November 28, 2018.

Won't any company adopt a subway station? Crain's New York Business, November 8, 2018.

Ebike NationMedium, October 15, 2018.

Making New York's public space safe enhances commerce too. Crain's New York Business, September 6, 2018.

The Lessons of Measure M: How to Fix the Subway. Guest Op-Ed, Eno Transportation Weekly, June 19, 2018.

How to Pass a Mega Transportation Measure - LA County's Measure M Lessons Learned. Los Angeles Metro, May 2018.

Vans and Minibuses and Things That GoHuffPost, January 12, 2018.

E-Bikes, Congestion Pricing and New York’s Need to Fix the SubwayHuffPost, December 14, 2017.

El Santuario de la FerreteríaHuffPost, November 17, 2017.

One Vanderbilt is Helping Fund the MTAHuffPost, November 13, 2017.

Cuomo's MTAHuffPost, October 22, 2017.

I've Been EverywhereHuffPost, September 28, 2017.

To Solve New York's Transit Woes, Look to Los AngelesHuffPost, August 16, 2017.

Detroit, Race and the Hater in ChiefHuffPost, August 4, 2017.

How I Was Lou Adlered By the GRAMMY MuseumHuffPost, May 11, 2017.

Lifting of Travel Ban Sets Off Rush to Reach U.SNew York Times, February 5, 2017, (Contributed reporting).

I'm Voting Again for Eric GarcettiHuffington Post, February 2, 2017.

Measure M: That's the Valley's Ticket. San Fernando Valley Business Journal, January 23, 2017.

Clinton & Measure MHuffington Post, November 1, 2016.

It Takes a Village to Clean the CityHuffington Post, October 18, 2016.

El Basurero 311 - It Takes a Village to Clean a CityNew Urbanism Film Festival, October 9, 2016.

La Kretz is L.A.'s HP GarageHuffington Post, October 9, 2016.

Yes on M: Transit is a Terrible Thing to WasteHuffington Post, October 5, 2016.

9/11, Gratitude and The New York Islands on Two WheelsHuffington Post, September 9, 2016.

If you will it, it is no dreamJewish Journal, August 29, 2016.

Wage Hike May End Up Widening Pay GapLos Angeles Business Journal, August 15, 2016.


Back in Graduate School at Cities for TomorrowHuffington Post, July 25, 2016.

Vote Early and Often for LA MetroHuffington Post, July 12, 2016.

The Expo Line is LA Metro's Gateway DrugHuffington Post, June 3, 2016.

Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of ArtHuffington Post, May 17, 2016.


A Streetcar Named Santa MonicaHuffington Post, May 11, 2016.


A City in BloomHuffington Post, April 25, 2016.


How the Expo Line Got to Santa MonicaHuffington Post, April 11, 2016.


Safe Streets & Transit-Oriented Density is DestinyHuffington Post. March 20, 2016.


Arbor Day in South LAHuffington Post. March 12, 2016.


PortTech Los Angeles & The Future of San PedroHuffington Post. March 11, 2016.


A Review of Streetfight by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow. Los Angeles Streetsblog. March 4, 2016.


Searching for Detroit & Los AngelesHuffington Post. February 9, 2016.


Mermaid AvenueHuffington Post. February 1, 2016.


Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016Huffington Post. January 27, 2016.


Meeting David Bowie on a PlaneHuffington Post. January 11, 2016.


L.A.'s Transit Force AwakensHuffington Post. December 15, 2015.


Giving Thanks in Portland and Los Angeles. Huffington Post, November 30, 2015.


Mexico: El Shul de Jesús María. Jewish Journal, November 10, 2015.


The Subway Toward the SeaHuffington Post, November 2, 2015.


L.A. Can Be the Future of CitiesHuffington Post, October 19, 2015.


Feel the Bern? Huffington Post, October 15, 2015.


Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can BeHuffington Post, October 13, 2015.


Mexico City's Lessons for Los AngelesHuffington Post, September 28, 2015.


Moving Los AngelesHuffington Post, August 11, 2015.


Westwood is for Bikes TooHuffington Post, July 31, 2015.


Kayaking on the L.A. River, I'll Be BackHuffington Post, June 30, 2015.


Name That Train. Huffington Post, June 29, 2015.


L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data. Huffington Post, June 25, 2015.


CicLAvia WorksHuffington Post, June 4, 2015.


For a Better L.A., Be DisruptiveHuffington Post, May 28, 2015.


A Road Trip for Public TransportationHuffington Post, May 19, 2015.


Monday Morning With Jack Fujimoto / 藤本ジャック氏と過ごした月曜日の朝 Sawtelle Japantown, May 10, 2015.


Parks, in Koreatown? Huffington Post, May 5, 2015.


A Transit App for Los AngelesHuffington Post, May 4, 2015.


The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro. Huffington Post, April 26, 2015.


Making LA a Transportation MeccaHuffington Post, April 20, 2015.


My State of the CityHuffington Post, April 15, 2015.


Sustainable Business in LA - One Cup at a TimeHuffington Post, April 13, 2015.


April is for CommutersHuffington Post, April 7, 2015.


Stop Waiting for the BusJewish Journal, April 2, 2015.


Cars Don't ShopHuffington Post, March 27, 2015.


CicLAvia Means BusinessHuffington Post, March 23, 2015.


Not your Parents' LADOTHuffington Post, March 20, 2015.


How's [the Trash] Business in LA? Picking UpHuffington Post, March 18, 2015.


LA Metro Picks Best Candidate for Top Job. Huffington Post, March 11, 2015.


Movie Night in Downtown LAHuffington Post, February 27, 2015.


Integrating Shared Mobility - Transit, Bikes & Cars. Huffington Post, February 23, 2015.


Are Bicycles Part of the Third Way in Los AngelesHuffington Post, February 20, 2015.


Los Angeles Can't Coast on Silicon Beach TransitLos Angeles Business Journal, January 26, 2015.


LA Metro’s Next CEO.Huffington Post, January 22, 2015.


It’s No Day at the Beach on Transit to Playa VistaHuffington Post, January 15, 2015.


The Beverly Hills School Board is Wasting Your Money Fighting the Subway. Huffington Post, November 21, 2014.


School District Digs Hole on SubwayLos Angeles Business Journal, September 15, 2014. 


Koreatown: El BasureroHuffington Post, July 22, 2014. 


In Beverly Hills, Money for the Subway Doesn't Grow on Trees. Huffington Post, May 16, 2014.


It’s Carbon and Monoxide The Ol’ Detroit Perfume. Huffington Post, May 7, 2014.


Just TAP and Spin Through the Unlocked Expo Line Turnstile. Huffington Post, January 24, 2014.


Will L.A.’s Rush Hour Make Us Crazy Forever?  Perspectives on the Congestion of Tomorrow’s L.AZócalo Public Square, July 10, 2013. 


Why I Am Voting For Eric Garcetti. Los Angeles Streetsblog, May 14, 2013.


Will It Take an Earthquake to Bring the Subway to the Sea?  Huffington Post, January 28, 2013.


Shanghai is For BikersHuffington Post, November 28, 2012.


Measure J and the Future [of transit in] L.ALos Angeles Streetsblog, October 31, 2012.


Sunset Blvd: The Bus Not TakenHuffington Post, July 17, 2012.


The Orange Line Extension — Another Reason to Leave Your Car at Home. Huffington Post, July 3, 2012.


A Take Out Order of the Westside Subway ExtensionHuffington Post, June 26, 2012.


Los Angeles and the Case for Transit Oriented Development: Building and Funding TODLos Angeles Streetsblog, May 25, 2012. 


Los Angeles and the Case for Transit Oriented Development: TOD Since the Red LineLos Angeles Streetsblog, May 24, 2012.


Los Angeles and the Case for Transit-Oriented Development (Part 1 of 3)Los Angeles Streetsblog, May 23, 2012.


Hey Los Angeles, There’s a Train Arrivin’Huffington Post, April 30, 2012. 

Darrell Clarke: 22 years advocating for ExpoThe Source, April 24, 2012.

A Food Desert By Any Other NameStreetsblog, March 27, 2012.

China Fast Forward. The Source, January 24, 2012.


A Chosen Rail LineThe Jewish Journal, Cover Story, October 26, 2011.


New Line on Construction, Los Angeles Business Journal, October 17, 2011,


RENEWing LA Through CicLAvia. Huffington Post, October 13, 2011.


Lessons From Brooklyn for the LADOT. Huffington Post, August 25, 2011.


America Stumbles ForwardHuffington Post, June 23, 2011.


Taking the Bars Off West L.A. Park. Los Angeles Business Journal, June 6, 2011.


The Wilshire BRT: LA Metro’s Achilles Tendon. Huffington Post, May 23, 2011.

Harsh Light on Two Men, but Glare Falls on Women. New York Times, May 18, 2011, (Contributed reporting).

Opponents of Century City subway station are ‘misguided’. LA Observed,

May 9, 2011.


Bundy and Santa Monica, Tear Down This Fence. Huffington Post, April 20, 2011.


Longing for CicLAviaHuffington Post, April 7, 2011.


LAX’s Poor Excuse for Mass Transit. Huffington Post, March 15, 2011.


All Aboard -- The Case for an All-pervasive Metro. The Jewish Journal, Cover Story, February 23, 2011.


The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge. Huffington Post, February 18, 2011.


BRT Envy: Size Matters in Transit TooLA Observed, January 27, 2011.


Downtown LA’s Transit Oriented StadiumHuffington Post, January 12, 2011.


All I Want for Christmas is 30/10 and the Subway to the Sea. Huffington Post, December 17, 2010.


Riding Metro in Istanbul and Beyond. Huffington Post, November 26, 2010.


How the Unions Can Help LA Pay for the Wilshire Subway Extension. Huffington Post, November 12, 2010.


Constellation Blvd is the Best Choice for the Wilshire Subway Century City StationHuffington Post, October 22, 2010.


New Jersey’s Gift to Metro Riders in LAHuffington Post, October 8, 2010.


CicLAvia is What I’ll Be Doing in LA This Sunday. Huffington Post, October 6, 2010.


Angelenos for Public TransportationHuffington Post, September 20, 2010.


On the Waterfront: A New Park Rises in Brooklyn. Huffington Post, September 7, 2010.


Hey Hollywood, Who Needs a Car in LA? Huffington Post, July 23, 2010.


Working With China to Build Public Transportation in LAHuffington Post, July 19, 2010.

Mass Transit: Is it Good for the Jews? Jewish Journal, June 23, 2010.


Getting the Masses to Ride Mass Transit in LAHuffington Post, May 21, 2010.


A Bronx Tale About Mass Transit: Take Note Los Angeles. Huffington Post, April 27, 2010,


Public Space=Public Health. Huffington Post, February 23, 2010.


Moving LA: There’s a Train a Comin’. Huffington Post, February 17, 2010. 


Take the (A) Train — Your Name Here on MetroHuffington Post, December 3, 2009.


Education Matters. Huffington Post, October 14, 2009.


W. DeJong, J.C. Epstein, and T.E. Hart, Bad Things Happen in Good Communities: The Rampage Shooting in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and its Aftermath, Chapter 3 in Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence, (Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2003).


Breaking the Code of Silence: Bystanders to Campus Violence and the Law of College and University Safety - Campus Violence Symposium, 32 Stetson Law Review 91 (Fall 2002).


A Parents Guide to Sex, Drugs and Flunking Out Answers to the Questions Your College Student Doesnt Want You to Ask (Center City, MN: Hazelden, September 2001).


Students, Sex and DrugsCNN Live at Daybreak, August 31, 2001.

P.F. Lake and J.C. Epstein, "Modern Liability Rules and Policies Regarding College Student Alcohol Injuries: Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Use Through Norms of Shared Responsibility and Environmental Management." 53 Oklahoma Law Review 611 (Winter 2000).


J. Epstein, "Hate Crimes and Other Criminal Acts." Higher Education Law Bulletin, Vol. VIII, No. 2 (San Diego: College & University Law Press, Summer 2000).


J.C. Epstein, "Sexual Harassment Case Law Update: Implications for College Campuses." Catalyst, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Newton, MA: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Winter/Spring 2000).


J.C. Epstein, "Study Abroad Programs: No Respite From the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act." SAFETI On-Line Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Los Angeles: Center for Global Education, University of Southern California, Fall 1999-Winter 2000).


"State Toyed With Assault Weapons Ban." The Boston Globe, December 31, 2000.


"Problem-Oriented Policing in College Communities." (Newton, MA: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, June 1999).


"MIT Fraternity Getting Off Easy," Op-Ed, The Boston Globe, November 16, 1998.


"State and Local Environmental Enforcement." Chapter 7 in M. Clifford, Editor, Environmental Crime Enforcement, Policy, and Social Responsibility (Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1998).


Binge Drinking: The M.I.T Case Newsweek on Air, June 7, 1998 (at 29:14 - 31:30)


J.D. Feins, J.C. Epstein, and R. Widom, Solving Crime Problems in Residential Neighborhoods: Comprehensive Changes in Design, Management, and Use. Issues and Practices (Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, April 1997).


B. Ward Fletcher and J. Epstein, "AOD Prevention Efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities." Catalyst (Newton, MA: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Winter 1996).


M.A.R. Kleiman, J. Epstein, A. Solomon, M.W. Forcier, D.A. Boyum, R. Wilson, and L. Heussler, Criminal Justice in Massachusetts: Putting Crime Control First (Boston: The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, October 1996).


D.A. Boyum, J. Epstein, M.A.R. Kleiman, S. Sifre, and R. Wilson, "Understanding and Controlling Homicide in San Juan." Report to the Municipio de San Juan (Cambridge, MA: BOTEC Analysis Corporation, October 1996).


J. Epstein and T.M. Hammett, Law Enforcement Response to Environmental Crime. Issues and Practices (Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, January 1995).


J. Epstein and S. Langenbahn, The Criminal Justice and Community Response to Rape. Issues and Practices (Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, May 1994).


T.M. Hammett and J. Epstein, Prosecuting Environmental Crime: Los Angeles County (Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1993).


T.M. Hammett and J. Epstein, Local Prosecution of Environmental Crime. Issues and Practices (Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1993).

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