Eno in the News

April 25, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Mayors: Flint Could Happen to Us
Nearly 1 in 3 American mayors think they may already have hurt their own citizens by making cost-saving decisions on critical infrastructure—a startling admission of fearfulness and accountability from the nation’s top urban executives on the heels of the Flint water crisis.
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
Scientific American
April 19, 2016 | Expert Analysis
U.S. Highway Rules May Get Climate Makeover
The Federal Highway Administration is considering measuring the success of state and local transportation projects by their greenhouse gas emissions. FHWA asked for feedback on establishing the climate metric in a proposed rule establishing new performance standards for transportation projects receiving federal dollars.
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
U.S. News and World Report
April 18, 2016 | OP-ED
Tech-Driven Transportation Is Here to Stay
Paul Lewis |
Vice President, Policy and Finance
For many years, the way we addressed transportation challenges like traffic congestion, access and information was to build more. More roads, more rails, more runways. Yet today, with financial resources strained and an overwhelming need to simply fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure, we need a new model.
April 4, 2016 | Expert Analysis
What One Really Expensive Tunnel Means to U.S. Train Travel
Here’s a story about how business gets done at New York’s Penn Station. In the late 1970s, the escalator connecting Tracks 15 and 16 to the concourse sat broken for more than four years because Amtrak, which owns the complex, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, whose Long Island Rail Road trains terminate there, could not agree who should pay to fix it.
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
The New York Times
April 3, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Washington Metro, 40 and Creaking, Stares at a Midlife Crisis
Jack Evans was a summer intern here in 1976, the year Metro, the capital region’s subway system, opened to rave reviews. It was an architectural triumph, with escalators that plunged into clean, well-lit stations — a mass transit marvel “like ‘The Jetsons,’ ” he says — a far cry from the graffiti-scarred, decrepit system of that era in New York.
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
April 1, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Crumbling infrastructure a road block for self-driving cars
WASHINGTON, April 1 — With the rise of autonomous vehicles, car makers and transportation experts say, they're driving into the future. But as they turn the corner, they're hitting some major road blocks ...specifically a crumbling US infrastructure. Paul Lewis is the vice president of policy for the Eno Center of Transportation think tank. He says the advancing technology will only go so far.
Paul Lewis |
Vice President, Policy and Finance
March 19, 2016 | Expert Analysis
D.C. Metro Closure A Symptom Of National Transit Funding Woes
This week, the Metrorail system here in Washington, D.C., was shut down for a full day, leaving some 700,000 people scrambling to find other ways to get around. And the D.C. subway isn't the only transit system coping with aging and decaying infrastructure, as NPR's David Schaper reports.
Paul Lewis |
Vice President, Policy and Finance
March 17, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Uber Actually Makes Public Transit Better, But Mostly for the Rich
It’s an impressively comprehensive report that addresses an important question, says Paul Lewis, vice president of policy and finance at the Eno Center for Transportation, which was not affiliated with this study. “There’s this outstanding question as to whether these new shared mobility services are complementary to public transit or competitive,” he says.
Paul Lewis |
Vice President, Policy and Finance
U.S. News and World Report
March 15, 2016 | OP-ED
Is U.S. Infrastructure Destined to Crumble?
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
U.S. News recently spoke with Robert Puentes about the most pressing infrastructure challenges, how Los Angeles and Detroit are leading the way, and what the next president can and can't do.
February 25, 2016 | Expert Analysis
How Driverless Cars Can Reshape Our Cities
"I think it might help public transport in many ways. The first, early adopters could very well be a fleet owner like a transit agency. If the economics of driverless buses work out, they may be able to save costs and get more buses on the road."
Paul Lewis |
Vice President, Policy and Finance
WAMU 88.5
February 24, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Broken Trains, Failing Finances: Report Exposes Deep Problems At Metro
The problems swamping the D.C. region’s transit system are deeper than the public has been led to believe but not insurmountable, according to a report prepared for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) by the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Emil Frankel |
Senior Fellow
The Urban Edge
February 4, 2016 | Expert Analysis
California Assesses Infrastructure’s Effects on Traffic Patterns
That governments are now focusing on how much driving a project creates, rather than how much congestion it creates, isn’t altogether surprising, said Roy Kienitz, a D.C.-based consultant at the Eno Center for Transportation and the former under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Roy Kienitz |
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