Speeding Subway Train

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.

The Mass Transit Fiscal Cliff: Estimating the Size and Scope of the Problem

This is the first article in a multi-part series exploring the looming mass transit fiscal cliff Steady operational funding for...

States and Local Governments Underscore the Significance of IIJA, Identify Implementation Challenges

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Wednesday, September 21, to listen to the states and local...

Webinar: On the Right Track: Rail Transit Project Delivery Around the World

Eno’s newest study builds the ongoing initiative to improve transit rail project delivery in the United States. In On the Right...

States Work to Fill Gaps with Branded, Subsidized Intercity Bus Services

Intercity bus travel is far from novel in the United States — in fact, for much of the early-to-mid 20th century, it was the go-to...

With Buses Fare-Free, SEAT Ridership Rises

Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Eno Center for Transportation, said public transit has benefits not only to the bus rider,...

FTA Opens Applications for Initial $343M Tranche of Transit Station Accessibility Grants

Federal transportation officials this week announced the opening of an application round for a new federal grant program that will help...

Report Details Pay, Workplace Culture, and Other Issues to Address in Bus Operator Shortage

Local, state, and federal agencies need to concertedly raise awareness about a worsening national bus operator shortage and take...

Senators Discuss IIJA’s Impacts and Opportunities for Transit Investment, Safety, Emissions

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing this week with FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez to discuss...

Opting Out of Mass Transit?

In his analysis of the impact of remote work on transit, Phil Plotch, the Eno Center for Transportation’s principal researcher,...

Public Transit Ridership is Slow to Return, Despite High Gas Prices

But that aid is finite, said Robert Puentes, who runs the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, and agencies need to get...

The Journey to Making Transportation Available to Everyone

When I think of an ideal future for transit, I envision a system that can and will be universally utilized by most, if not everyone, in...

Addressing Transportation Disparities by Embracing the Future of Mobility

The COVID-19 pandemic elevated our collective awareness of transportation disparities. Frontline workers have lower wages on average,...

Be Part of the Conversation
Sign up to receive news, events, publications, and course notifications.
No thanks