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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.

“What Does Equity in Transportation Actually Mean?” Centennial Recap

Over the last two years of the pandemic, millions of essential workers, long identified as those most vulnerable during the pandemic,...

FTA Advances 2nd Avenue Subway Extension but Says MTA Has Much Work to Do on Financing

Yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration notified New York that Phase II of the 2nd Avenue Subway extension has been advanced to...

New York’s transit agency is its lifeblood. The pandemic puts its future at a crossroads

“It’s hard to overstate the challenges that transit around the country has been facing as a result of COVID,” said Robert...

Albuquerque’s bus system starts zero-fare experiment for 2022

More American cities are thinking about their transit systems that way, according to Robert Puentes, who heads up the ENO Center for...

How the House spending bill funds additional infrastructure

The five years of funding in the infrastructure law, as tallied by Jeff Davis, would flow to states and be shaped by local needs,...

COVID Aid Is Slowing Regular Mass Transit Spending

A look at recent issues of the Monthly Treasury Statement shows that the huge influx of COVID-related aid to mass transit providers has...

Infrastructure Act Focus Shifts to Rolling Out the Funds

Jeff Davis, Eno Center for Transportation senior fellow, says that $59 billion in apportioned 2022 highway funding—up $13.8 billion,...

Revised budget bill cuts more than $10 billion in transportation funds

Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation found differences as well in programs for tribal transportation, a clearinghouse of...

Northstar rail runs into trouble in Anoka County

"A lot of regions are grappling with some of the same challenges," said Paul Lewis, policy director at the Eno Center for...

The Case for Better Rail Transit Routing to Maximize Public Benefits

This article is focused on aspects of Eno’s latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit...

The High Cost of Over-Customized Transit Stations

Public transit stations are an important part of the communities they serve. Good design can have a positive impact on riders and help...

T&I Hearing Examines Ferry Services and Federal Subsidies

On September 28, T&I’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee held a hearing, titled “Examining the Role of Ferries in Improving...

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