Regional Transit Governance Seminar Revealed Challenges, Opportunities

A video is now available from a regional transit governance seminar held at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on March 31. The three-hour event offered up insights, challenges, and workable solutions to the universal problem of coordinating regional transit when so many operators may overlay the same geographies. More than 200 community… READ MORE »

Expert Working Group Urges U.S. Air Traffic Control Reform and Modernization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2015 CONTACT Ann Henebery 202-879-4700 571-331-5344 aheneberyenotransorg Expert Working Group Urges U.S. Air Traffic Control Reform and Modernization Eno Releases New Report Recommending Funding and Governance Reform for U.S. Air Traffic Control This Year; Co-Chair Senator Byron Dorgan Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday Washington, DC – The Eno Center for… READ MORE »

Installation of rail-safety systems has been inconsistent

BY Christopher Maag

A few sections of railroad track in New Jersey are protected by a 21st-century technology designed to prevent high-speed train accidents like the one that killed eight people and injured hundreds in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. In most places, however — including every mile of track in the state owned by NJ Transit and the… READ MORE »

Transportation Experts Debate Proposals for Keeping Highway Trust Fund Solvent

BY Eric Miller

WASHINGTON — A panel of transportation experts debated several proposals to rescue the nearly insolvent Highway Trust Fund but offered little hope that Congress, facing a May 31 deadline to pass a transportation bill, would approve a long-term solution. “The need for a new stable source of transportation revenue is more pressing than ever,” Kevin… READ MORE »

Is United Airlines two-timing Chicago?

BY Joe Cahill

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his new aviation chief should take note of a new construction project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. United Continental and the city of Houston broke ground this week on a 265,000-square-foot terminal that will clear the way for additional expansion at Bush. Meanwhile, Chicago-based United still won’t commit to… READ MORE »

De Blasio: To fund federal transportation, tax the rich

BY Dana Rubinstein and Sally Goldenberg

Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks the solution to America’s transportation funding woes lies in taxing the rich. “If you ask me where I think we should get revenue that could have a transcendent impact on our country, no one here will be shocked if I say there’s several ways I think we should be taxing… READ MORE »

Congressman Jim Renacci Joins Leading Transportation Experts to Discuss A Plan For Sustainable Infrastructure

MEDIA ADVISORY For Thursday May 14 CONTACT: Ann Henebery 202-879-4700 aheneberyenotransorg Congressman Jim Renacci Joins Leading Transportation Experts to Discuss A Plan For Sustainable Infrastructure Eno Center for Transportation, American Action Forum, and Center for American Progress Hosting ‘Infrastructure Week’ Event on Transportation Funding as Highway Trust Fund Nears Cliff Again Washington D.C. – On… READ MORE »

The Drive: Metro Transit riders like service, suggest improvements

Results of a recent survey of Metro Transit riders suggest they are generally happy with their train and bus service, with 88 percent of them giving the agency high marks. That’s just a tick above the 87 percent who said they were satisfied when the Metro Transit Customer Survey was last conducted two years ago…. READ MORE »

Despite DOT efforts, highway bill is still stuck in neutral

BY Colby Itkowitz

More than a year ago, the Department of Transportation brought in some heavy timber from Capitol Hill to help shepherd through a multi-year highway re-authorization bill. But even Dan Katz, a 15-year Hill veteran and chief of staff for the late senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who was an avowed transportation advocate, wasn’t enough to get Congress to… READ MORE »

Overstuffed Skies: No consensus on how to ease New York City’s busy airspace

BY Alice Popovici

New York City’s airspace is the busiest in the country, with three major airports that generate dense traffic, noise and delays. But transportation industry leaders, lawmakers and other stakeholders are divided on how to fix the problem. LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark airports have the longest takeoff and landing delays in the nation, according… READ MORE »