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Route Fifty
May 23, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Looking at Transportation Funding Beyond the Gas Tax
The need to find new ways of paying for transportation projects in an era of eroding fuel tax revenues was a recurring topic here last week, as leaders and experts from around the country gathered to discuss the nation’s infrastructure challenges.
Jeff Davis |
Senior Fellow & Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly
U.S. News and World Report
May 12, 2016 | OP-ED
Shut the Subways Down
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shut down its subway system for an entire day in March for emergency repairs, it sent a shockwave through the country. People and pundits wondered: How could this be allowed to happen in the nation's capital? Who's to blame? What were they thinking?
Bloomberg Politics
May 3, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Washington's Metro Fire Called Symptom of Aging Transit
The fire that killed one person and injured 91 last year on the Washington subway system was caused by faulty management and maintenance, a federal safety board concluded in a scathing report that draws attention to the nation’s neglected transportation infrastructure.
Robert Puentes |
President and CEO
Travel Weekly
May 1, 2016 | Expert Analysis
Split on air traffic control leaves future of FAA funding in limbo
The chief congressional proponent of privatizing the U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system is vowing to press forward with the effort even though the proposal was excluded from the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill passed last month.
Jeff Davis |
Senior Fellow & Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly
POLITICO Magazine
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.
NextCity
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
Reuters
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
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