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Issue / Transit

Public transportation is essential to the health of large economies and also provides important transportation to people who cannot or do not own an automobile. Citizens approving large ballot box initiatives to increase the investment in transit systems in many cities, is a common trend. At the same time, many public transit agencies are facing ridership declines in an era of ridehailing services, increases in personal vehicle ownership, and a lack of transit priority in government budgets. To better meet the needs of riders, transit agencies are exploring network redesigns and integration of new mobility services.

Moving MaaS: Mobility as a Service in the United States and Abroad

Today, city inhabitants have access to almost a dozen different modes of transportation. However, almost a dozen different modes of...

Cheap Transit Fares: Almost Zero but Not Quite

Everyone appreciates a good deal especially when we get something for free. We love free chocolates at hotels, warm cookies at...

Strategies to Hire, Train, and Retain Bus Operators: New Report Will Help Transit Agencies Overcome Obstacles

This week, the Transportation Research Board released a pre-publication draft of the “Practitioner’s Guide to Bus Operator...

Pols Push Albany On Ideas for Free Bus Rides

“You have to make sure it’s at a level that doesn’t result in worse service,” said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno...

New NYC Transit Forecast Previews “Fiscal Cliff” Issues

At its November 30 Board of Directors meeting, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave a budget update and a new...

Transit Agencies Struggle Amid Commuting Patterns Still in Flux

"For Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Washington, D.C.-based Eno Center for Transportation, the more important question is...

The Elections and Transportation

An article by Robert Puentes and Jonathan Hammond for the Eno Center for Transportation describes the various ballot measures that will...

Transportation at the Ballot Box: What to Watch

On Election Day next week, voters in at least 21 states will decide on hundreds of important questions related to transportation...

Looking to the Horizon: How Agencies are Anticipating the Mass Transit Fiscal Cliff

This is the second article in a multi-part series exploring the looming mass transit fiscal cliff Eno's analysis of the National...

Shining More Lights on a Multi-Billion Dollar Problem: High Costs for Transit Construction

Eno and the NYU Marron Institute have been trying to answer similar questions. Marron Institute has been assessing “Why do...

Stuck in New York: Driver Shortages and Other Factors Leaving Some Lehigh Valley Bus Riders Stranded and Frustrated

“A lot of these bus operators can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” said Philip Plotch, a researcher at the Eno...

A Fistful of Data: FTA Updates Transit Database Reporting Requirements

Hear ye, hear ye! As a direct result the IIJA's passage, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is changing its data reporting...

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