Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

How many politicians does it take to make people pay attention to our infrastructure problem? None, apparently. All it takes is John Oliver and a fake movie trailer. Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on… READ MORE »

Transportation Experts and Academics To Present New Report On Transit Governance

MEDIA ADVISORY For Thursday, April 16 8:30am — 12pm EST CONTACT: Ann Henebery 202-879-4700 aheneberyenotransorg Six-City Study Featuring Boston Shows What the City Is Doing Right For Riders But How Specific Governance Improvements Could Make the System Run Even More Smoothly Cambridge, MA – Transportation experts and renowned academics are coming together on Thursday, April… READ MORE »

Eno Center to Award Free P3 Training

The neutral, non-partisan Eno Center for Transportation has started accepting applications for a new technical assistance award program in Public-Private Partnerships (P3). Eno has designed the program to assist public agencies in better understanding the P3 development process, to spur action among states that have an established framework for P3s, and to build technical capacity among agencies’… READ MORE »

Metro’s Budget Might Be In The Red, But Experts Say It’s Not Totally Off The Rails

BY Martin Di Caro

As the leadership of the D.C. region’s transit authority debates whether its next general manager should be a financial turnaround expert, as officials in D.C. and Maryland are insisting, or a transit specialist, as Virginia and labor union officials prefer, the outcome ultimately may rest on an answer to the following question: Just how bad… READ MORE »

RTD’s Phil Washington, bound for big L.A. job, talks about Denver’s next big challenge

Phil Washington, the RTD general manager who’s credited with ensuring the sprawling FasTracks rail-construction project kept moving, said Friday that he’s not much for ribbon cuttings. Washington, 57, who has led Denver’s Regional Transportation District since June 2009, leaves next Wednesday to be the new head of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the… READ MORE »

Eno Center for Transportation to Award Free Public-Private Partnership Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lindsey Collins 202-879-4706 lcollinsenotransorg Comprehensive Technical Assistance Programs for Selected Public Agencies Made Possible by $150,000 Surdna Foundation Grant Washington, DC – The neutral, non-partisan Eno Center for Transportation has started accepting applications for a new technical assistance award program in Public-Private Partnerships (P3). Eno has designed the program to assist… READ MORE »

White House transportation bill now in lawmakers’ hands

WASHINGTON — America’s roads and bridges are “in a huge ditch” and the country’s infrastructure is in dire need of a long-term funding mechanism, U.S. Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx said Monday as he unveiled the details of his administration’s new transportation reauthorization proposal. Under the new bill, federal highway programs would receive $317 billion in funding… READ MORE »

Option to fix Delaware roads: Higher wholesale gas taxes

Top Delaware lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors to seek an agreement on higher taxes and fees to help close a $780 million, six-year gap in funding for road and bridge repairs, after transportation funding plans have failed in each of the last two years. The lawmakers from both parties are targeting $50 million in… READ MORE »

Fixing transportation funding: Be like Ike

Medical schools teach “primum non nocere” (first, do no harm). The 2005 and 2012 surface transportation authorization laws, President Obama’s recent surface transportation proposal and other plans to use one-time revenues to prop up the federal Highway Trust Fund have one thing in common: They all left or would leave the HTF in worse financial… READ MORE »

Aviation Experts and Former Secretary of Transportation to Brief Congress on Future of U.S. Air Traffic Control

MEDIA ADVISORY For Thursday, March 26 Contact: Ann Henebery 202-879-4700 aheneberyenotransorg AVIATION EXPERTS AND FORMER SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION TO BRIEF CONGRESS ON FUTURE OF U.S. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL   Wide Variety of Stakeholders Recommending 10 Principles for Reform in Upcoming FAA Reauthorization Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, March 26th, the neutral, non-partisan Eno Center for Transportation… READ MORE »