Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Transit

FY18 Omnibus: Mass Transit Programs

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. 

Is MaaS Transit the Future of Mass Transit?

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.

Shared Use Mobility Summit 2018

March 15, 2018 – The Shared Use Mobility Summit kicked off on March 12 with day-and-a-half workshops on shared autonomous vehicles (AVs) and on the FTA-funded Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox project.

Who’s Responsible for Pedestrian Access to Mass Transit?

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.

Mobility-as-a-Service: Coming to a City Near You Soon…

Creating Mobility-as-a-Service (Maas) ecosystems will result in better information and better connectivity – helping cities and organizations face increasing urbanization and demographic shifts while also providing safe, efficient, and functioning transportation that customers expect.

House GOP Almost Doubles Hurricane Aid Package

December 22, 2017 – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed an $81 billion package of emergency supplemental appropriations for hurricane and wildfire relief by a vote of 251 to 169.

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

December 8, 2017 – On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential benefits of vehicle automation for public transit. Dubbed the Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan, it will serve as a guide for the agency and transit stakeholders through FY 2022.

Comstock Introduces WMATA Board Reorganization Bill

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.

USDOT to Sign Maryland Purple Line Agreement

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.

FTA Announces Proposed Rule for Private Investment in Transit

August 9, 2017 – The Trump Administration’s mission to “unleash” private investment in transportation projects continued last week when the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposed rule to facilitate public-private partnerships in public transportation.

Chao Replaces Federal Members of WMATA Board

July 27, 2017 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on July 24 replaced the two federally-appointed principal members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.

FTA Solicits Applications for FY17 Bus Grants

July 13, 2017 – On July 12, the Federal Transit Administration issued a notice that $226.5 million in grants for buses and bus facilities will be available, on a competitive basis, for fiscal year 2017.