August 15, 2019 – Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential means to reduce vehicle miles traveled. But similar to their ride-hailing peers, it has been difficult for cities to assess whether these devices are, in fact, replacing vehicle trips or siphoning away walkers and cyclists.
Eno Transportation Weekly
This week, Eno released an important new paper from UCLA’s Michael Manville about one of the most significant transportation ballot measures in recent years. Los Angeles County voters approved Measure M in November 2016.
June 27, 2019 – The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a sparsely attended roundtable on June 25 to begin to familiarize members with new transportation options and their interaction with traditional public transportation services.
March 8, 2019 – This week, professionals in transit, micromobility, carsharing, and ride-hailing gathered together in Chicago for the Fifth Annual Shared Mobility Summit hosted by the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC). Preceding the Summit, SUMC (in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration) hosted a daylong workshop on the newly funded Mobility on Demand (MOD) On-Ramp Program.
February 1, 2019 – On Monday, Los Angeles Metro launched an on-demand shared ridehailing service around three transit stations as part of local and national initiatives to examine mobility and access to public transit.
January 3, 2018 – Eno’s Paul Lewis provides four predictions for transportation policy in the year ahead, from new federal policy on congested airspace to reckoning with the industry’s impact on climate change.
October 25, 2018 – Public transportation will remain an essential part of our economies and transportation system, but it must leverage its strengths and evolve to meet today’s challenges.
October 5, 2018 – On October 2, the Cato institute hosted transit network design expert Jarrett Walker, of Jarrett Walker + Associates and Cato’s own transportation thinker, Randall O’Toole. The two discussed the past, present, and future of public transportation in the United States, agreeing on many issues such as the importance of freedom of mobility, benefits of private investment, and the disparity between transit needs in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Last week, Uber, Lyft, and Via sued the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) over a new requirement for each company to individually reach a target of 25% of all trips in the City to be conducted in a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) over the next five years.
How are ridesharing and other types innovative transportation technologies changing the world of mass transportation? The first panel discussion at the Eno Center’s March 24 Convergence examined this question through discussion with representatives of technology companies, local transit interests, and facilitators.