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

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 real one), 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.