Aaron W. Gordon
aaron wittes gordon no spaces at gmail
I’m a senior staff writer at Motherboard, VICE’s tech and science website. I used to write about sports. Then I wrote about the New York City subway. Now I write about transportation, infrastructure, and the environment.
My author page at the VICE website has all of my work. Here are some select clips:
Why the US Sucks at Building Public Transit
How Uber Turned A Promising Bikeshare Company Into Literal Garbage
‘It’s Going to End Up Like Boeing’: How Freight Rail Is Courting Catastrophe
‘The Worst and Most Egregious Attendance Policy’ Is Pushing Railroad Workers to the Brink
Who Killed the Electric Mail Truck?
New York’s E-Bikes Keep Catching Fire, and It’s Getting Worse
Paradise Burned to the Ground. Now It’s Another Hot Housing Market
The Mail: A Special Project on the USPS
Before Motherboard, I was a senior reporter at Jalopnik, transportation reporter for the Village Voice, founder of the NYC subway newsletter Signal Problems, and staff writer at VICE Sports. I also freelanced for various local and national news outlets including Slate, Deadspin (original), The New Yorker, Curbed, Gothamist, and many other publications that no longer exist. Here are a few clips from those beats:
‘The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down’
Uber and Lyft Take A Lot More From Drivers Than They Say
The Five-buck Bump of Cocaine That Destroyed an Olympic Dream
Rio Didn't Need an Olympic Golf Course, But They Built One Anyway
In my leisure time, I enjoy biking, birdwatching, soccer-watching, and staring at my cat Harriet (catwatching). I live in Brooklyn, NY. You can usually find me in Prospect Park.