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 the intersection of 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 (the 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.