July 6, 2018 – Last Friday (after ETW went to press), the Federal Transit Administration sent out a “Dear Colleague” letter to transit agencies around the country formalizing the Trump Administration’s new approach to evaluating the local financial contribution to new mass transit projects.
Eno Transportation Weekly
July 6, 2018 – Continues the story of the federal role in mass transit from January 1963 through the law establishing a Department of Transportation – without a role in mass transit – in late 1966.
June 19, 2018 – As New York struggles to fix the subway and several proposals are circulating, a close look at what Los Angeles is doing is instructive.
June 21, 2018 – New Jersey Transit (and Amtrak) face a July 14 deadline for getting the Federal Transit Administration to approve their latest revised financial plan for the replacement of the Portal North Bridge, the first project of the $30+ billion Gateway Program of passenger rail projects in New York and New Jersey. The revised financial plan will take advantage of $600 million in state bonds approved by the state Economic Development Authority and the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors last week.
May 31, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule Wednesday on Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP), which allows recipients of FTA funding for public transportation capital projects to modify or waive FTA requirements for that project if they can demonstrate the waiver will encourage private sector involvement.
May 31, 2018 – The surprise inclusion in the draft fiscal 2019 Transportation-HUD appropriations act of a provision banning the use of federal transit dollars to purchase transit vehicles from Chinese companies could have enormous implications for transit agencies in Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles – but it’s also about a long-term strategy to prevent Chinese rail car makers from getting into the separate U.S.
May 24, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has made $25.8 million in grant funds available for transit planning efforts under the FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning.
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.
May 18, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration signed two more Capital Investment Grant “small start” funding agreements this week, one of which represents the first FTA commitment of unallocated 2018 CIG appropriations.
May 17, 2018 – On Monday, Eno released a new report, Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition, which outlines the reforms needed to bring our rail systems into a state of good repair. The report’s recommendations include five steps that agencies and governments can take to reform and modernize how the industry approaches maintaining rail systems.
Due to the high cost of emergency medical care, healthcare providers are starting to see the clear link between transportation and missed appointments and how including transportation services in their plans can reduce costs.
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.
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 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.
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.
March 9, 2018 – The ongoing dispute over how to fund a $13 billion tunnel between New York and New Jersey escalated this week into an almost-shouting match between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Democratic members of the U.S.
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.