The introduction of autonomous vehicles puts a fresh perspective on a problem that has existed for over a century: how do we better allocate space in the transportation network that improves the efficiency and safety for all modal users?
Eno Transportation Weekly
February 22, 2019 State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization methods for highways, local roads, transit projects, and freight projects, but examples of methodological pedestrian planning are rare.
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.
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 – As the nation paused for the funeral of President George Herbert Walker Bush, his lasting mark on our transportation system shows through every time a bus kneels and deploys a ramp. Making transportation accessible to everyone is vitally important and has dramatically improved since his presidency.
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.
October 25, 2018 – As cities begin to explore ways to accommodate new forms of mobility, outdated traffic laws and regulations must similarly shift to ensure everyone’s safety.
June 14, 2018 – In last Tuesday’s primary, California voters decided on a mix of state and regional transportation measures.
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.
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.
November 9, 2017 – A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new indebtedness or dedicated tax revenues (or through indebtedness to be repaid by dedicated tax revenues) were largely successful in the November 7 elections.
November 16, 2016 – The Federal Highway Administration has updated its “what if” forecast to help states plan for the scheduled July 1, 2020 rescission of highway funding.
November 9, 2016 – Our short summaries of each of the top 30 ballot initiatives at stake last night follow, in alphabetical order, below.
November 4, 2016 – Here at Eno, we are closely tracking not just the Presidential drama and the House and Senate races, but also the hundreds and hundreds of transportation ballot measures and initiatives are up for vote on November 8. As we’ve written, we believe the way these measures got on the ballot and the message voters will send means a future of more citizen involvement in the decisions that shape their communities and regions.
September 30, 2016 – The USDOT Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets challenged city leaders to form local coalitions to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in their communities.
A substantial shift in transportation options is emerging, with various technologies advancing to market for connected and highly automated vehicles (C/AVs). Our nation’s $1,000 per capita annual crash costs may plummet – as technologists and manufacturers work hard to publicly deliver communicating and self-driving vehicles.
If you haven’t heard of former New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, then you may know some of her projects: the protected bike lanes in Manhattan, the Citibike bikeshare program launched in 2013, or the redesign of Times Square in 2009.
January 21, 2016 – In November 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report exploring pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, and the current obstacles to implementing measures to help reduce those fatalities.