January 31, 2019 – After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, a confirmation hearing was held on Tuesday for former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Nicole R. Nason to fill the role.
Eno Transportation Weekly
December 20, 2018 – Of the 91 BUILD grantee projects announced last week, 27 of the projects (30 percent) include some element relating to bicycles, pedestrians, or complete streets.
December 5, 2018 – While transportation planners often indicate the importance of safety, they must find the tools to measure it to be able to improve upon it, and finding or collecting the necessary data is an important first step.
December 5, 2018 – The rapid introduction of micromobility, such as dockless scooters and bikes, in US cities is showing incredible promise to solve age-old city problems. While the permitting processes can be complex, here is a little advice for cities to consider on three critical areas.
December 5, 2018 – With time running out in the Senate, proponents of autonomous vehicles legislation released a much-revised draft version of the bill this week.
November 15, 2018 – Voters approved far more ballot measures to raise money primarily for roads than for any other mode, but transit and multimodal measures will raise more dollars over the next 20 years, according to Eno’s latest analysis of the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
November 2, 2018 – With the related announcement that the Eno Center has finally put the entire 57-year run of Traffic Quarterly (1947-1981) and Transportation Quarterly (1982-2003) online, some of the Eno staff have taken a look through those archives and singled out some articles that they found interesting or relevant.
October 25, 2018 – As cities begin to explore ways to accommodate new forms of mobility, outdated traffic laws and regulations must similarly shift to ensure everyone’s safety.
July 27, 2018 – Does a new federal excise tax on bicycle tires, as a pay-for for surface transportation infrastructure, make sense?
July 26, 2018 – Earlier this month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released preliminary guidelines for cities as they prepare to accommodate “shared active transportation companies” – including dockless bike- and scooter-sharing companies – on local streets.
June 14, 2018 – In last Tuesday’s primary, California voters decided on a mix of state and regional transportation measures.
June 14, 2018 – Dockless bikesharing companies like Lime and Spin have begun to create innovative approaches to overcoming equity challenges and serve those who are bankless or do not have a smartphone.
May 8, 2018 – Mass transit advocates in Nashville, Tennessee were dealt a crushing setback one week ago today when a referendum to approve a $6.6 billion mass transit capital program ($8.9 billion once operating and financing costs were factored in) was rejected by voters by almost a 2 to 1 margin.
April 27, 2018 – Dockless bicycles and scooters have arrived. Since late 2017, several private companies have launched systems in dozens of U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Diego, and Dallas, prompting discussions nationwide on how to regulate these mobility devices.
April 13, 2018 – Uber announced Wednesday a series of new initiatives designed to work with cities in addressing challenges related to transportation and technology.
Even without a financial commitment, localities offering their valuable public space for operations are investing in dockless bikeshare companies. As a savvy investor, local governments and agencies must ensure they see measurable returns that advance transportation goals.
March 2, 2018 Over the last decade, pedestrian deaths have been increasing both in number and as a share of all traffic fatalities on US roads.
February 12, 2018 – There is a mismatch between the ADA compliance of transit agencies of their vehicles and physical stations, and the non-compliance of the pedestrian infrastructure surrounding these transit stops which pedestrians need to traverse to reach their bus or train stop.
December 22, 2017 – Both chambers of Congress passed the massive tax cut legislation (H.R.
December 15, 2017 – At 5:30 p.m. today, Congressional negotiators filed the final “conference report” version of the tax bill (H.R. 1) in the House of Representatives. The House could vote on the measure as early as Tuesday.