Having spent over thirty years in transportation operations and leadership positions of government, I have seen that most public transportation systems have at least five hidden flaws that good leaders must address.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Public Transportation
May 10, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration has at last distributed the full amount of fiscal year 2018 funding for mass transit programs provided by the omnibus appropriations bill enacted into law on March 23.
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 20, 2018 – Thelma Drake, the Trump Administration nominee to run the Federal Transit Administration, will likely face Democratic opposition on the Senate floor significant enough to force Majority Leader McConnell to put here in the long backlog of nominees that will have to move through the cumbersome “cloture” process.
April 6, 2018 – The recently enacted FY18 appropriations bill makes $916 million available for new subway, light rail, streetcar and BRT projects. How does this money compare to the demands on the program?
April 5, 2018 – The U.S.
It is an exciting time in the transportation industry. Never before have we seen technology revolutionize transportation systems so quickly and so dramatically.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill appears to accede to President Trump’s request to remove the $900 million in funding for the Gateway Program of NY/NJ rail projects, but it’s more complicated than that.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation provides a total of $13.5 billion for the programs of the Federal Transit Administration, an increase of $1.07 billion (8.6 percent) over last year.
Join us March 22 to learn more about how some global cities are testing and deploying “Mobility-as-a-Service” as a means to facilitate customer information, schedules, and payment. This webinar will detail MaaS pilot programs, their lessons learned, and provide insights for US transit agencies, including its effect on ridership, data security, and equity in the broader transportation network.
Timeline of the history and recent developments relating to the Gateway Program of rail projects in New Jersey and New York.
The Eno Center for Transportation is pleased announce the class and speaker lineup for the 2018 Transit Senior Executive Program (TSE). The program will be held March 4-9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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.
February 14, 2018 – This week, the White House once again proposed a budget that would eliminate the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants program that funds new subway and light rail (and the occasional bus rapid transit) system.
Eno is pleased to announce the availability of the National Transit Industry Course Catalog. This catalog is the result of an 18-month Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) study that was completed by ICF International and Eno.
October 18, 2017 – Last week, the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing to examine highway and transit stakeholder views on U.S.
October 10, 2017 – A new report by Eno Center for Transportation and TransitCenter “A Bid for Better Transit: Improving Service with Contracted Operations” examines how and under what circumstances public transit agencies can contract bus or rail operations to private providers in order to boost service for riders while simultaneously preserving essential labor protections.
September 19, 2017 – Metro (the operating name of the Washington metropolitan area transit authority (WMATA) faces challenges in both it’s operating budget and it separate, multi year capital budget.
August 24, 2017 – The Trump Administration will sign a grant agreement promising $572 million in future federal appropriations for the Maryland Purple Line light rail project, Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced this week.
August 9, 2017 – Is the mass transit new starts program fundamentally flawed because it tries to support long, multi-year funding commitments with annual appropriations? And can Congress fix it without resorting to earmarks?