June 29, 2018 – Today, the group of New York and New Jersey entities responsible for the Gateway Program (the $30+ billion portfolio of rail projects in those two states used by Amtrak and local transit agencies) submitted a revised plan for the first project in the portfolio and a status update on the second project (which is by far the biggest project in the portfolio, or indeed the country, at least as far as projects trying to get federal mass transit dollars goes).
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Local governance
June 19, 2018 – As New York struggles to fix the subway and several proposals are circulating, a close look at what Los Angeles is doing is instructive.
June 20, 2018 – New York City is moving towards a performance approach to regulating TNCs with the goal of providing equitable access to transportation options.
June 8, 2018 – Last week, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Uber’s and Lyft’s data are not categorically excluded from the state’s Public Records Act and must be released to the public.
May 24, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has made $25.8 million in grant funds available for transit planning efforts under the FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning.
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 – Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.
Transportation costs, after housing, are the biggest expenses in the budgets of most American households particularly for those settled along the urban fringe. Federal and local policies can help low-income households in a short term to spend less on transportation, but also, by providing access to opportunities, increases their chance of upward mobility.
March 16, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs.”
March 15, 2018 – New York Governor Chris Cuomo has revived an old idea and is proposing to charge all vehicles entering southern Manhattan and use that money to restore mass transit service.
Timeline of the history and recent developments relating to the Gateway Program of rail projects in New Jersey and New York.
Tuesday, March 13 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security – subcommittee hearing on state and local transportation needs (witness list here) – 2:30 p.m., SR-253 Russell.
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.
March 1, 2018 – On February 22, economists at the Wharton School of Business released a brief analysis (the Penn-Wharton Budget Model analysis) of President Trump’s infrastructure plan. While the study does average a diverse array of economic models of the added economic value of federal infrastructure grants, the analysis also reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of how federal credit programs work that calls into question the overall conclusions of the work.
February 14, 2018 – This article summarizes the financing, leverage, and program efficiency elements of the President’s 53-page infrastructure plan released this week.
February 14, 2018 – As companies begin to conduct more pilots of their autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in cities across the country, local leaders have started to consider how they might adapt their policies to prepare for AVs.
February 2, 2018 – The policy and practice under which metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) operate has not kept up with shifts in federal policy. It is time to update the role MPOs play.
December 8, 2017 – Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), the sole remaining Republican in Congress from the Washington D.C. mass transit service area, introduced a bill in the House this week to make reforms in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) governance structure.
School transportation is the largest mass transit system in the United States (not to mention the safest) – transporting 25 million passengers in 500,000 buses every day. However, it is often an afterthought for local education leaders and it is almost never a part of the municipal or regional transportation system.
November 16, 2017 – ETW has learned from representatives of industry and advocacy groups engaged in the process that the AV START Act might be “hotlined” before the end of the month.