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 »

Eno Center Principles Call for ATC Corporation

Beginning in 2013, shortly after the sequester led to furloughs of air traffic controllers and the near shutdown of more than a hundred contract towers, the Eno Center for Transportation created a NextGen Working Group to build stakeholder support for reforming the U.S. ATC system. Eno recruited as co-chairs former DOT Secretary Jim Burnley and… READ MORE »

Vacancies at transport agencies sow angst

Vacancies atop several regulatory agencies within the Obama administration are prompting concerns about transportation safety after a series of recent accidents across the nation. Leadership positions at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA), as well as… READ MORE »

Expert Working Group Unveils Outline For Future Of Air Traffic Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2015 CONTACT: Ann Henebery (202) 879-4700 aheneberyenotransorg  (aheneberyenotransorg)   EXPERT WORKING GROUP UNVEILS OUTLINE FOR FUTURE OF U.S. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL  Wide Variety of Stakeholders Find Common Ground and Recommend 10 Principles for Reform  Washington, DC – The Eno Center for Transportation NextGen Working Group – led by Former Senator Byron Dorgan and Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation… READ MORE »

Eno Center for Transportation Congratulates Board Member Phillip Washington on his Appointment as CEO of L.A. Metro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Ann Henebery 202-879-4700 aheneberyenotransorg Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, Los Angeles County transportation officials unanimously selected Phillip Washington to be the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new CEO beginning this May. Washington  – a longtime Denver transit leader and an Eno Center for Transportation Board Member since 2013 –… READ MORE »

RTD chief Phil Washington leaving for L.A. transit post

RTD General Manager Phil Washington, who has guided Denver’s mass transit agency since 2009 and shepherded its sprawling FasTracks rail project, is leaving, the Denver Business Journal has confirmed. According to a report early Wednesday by news website LA Observed, Washington will be introduced Thursday as the new head of the Los Angeles transit system,… READ MORE »

Schank: Transportation reform is overdue

BY Ripon Advance Reports

Joshua Schank, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, believes that current transportation funding policies are outdated and that the government’s priorities related to the issue of transportation funding reform seem to be in the wrong place. “The country changes quickly,” Schank, an urban planner, wrote in a recent op-ed piece published in… READ MORE »

Snow Fiasco Casts Glare on Shortcomings of Boston’s MBTA

Complaints about Boston’s public transit system are nothing new — they’re immortalized in a 66-year-old folk song — but they’ve taken a much sharper tone this winter when the system spectacularly failed its users under the weight of more than 100 inches of snow. The lead character in the song “M.T.A.” rode the subway eternally because of… READ MORE »

RTD Invites Public to Stand Up for Transportation

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) plans an array of activities as part of “Stand Up for Transportation Day” – a national day of advocacy on April 9 to create awareness and support for long-term, sustainable transportation funding. The effort is being led by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to push the U.S. Congress to… READ MORE »