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Eno Transportation Weekly

Policy & Op-Eds
Aviation, Federal governance
Guest Op-Ed: Just Like Other Victories, Women Should Celebrate Progress in the Skies

March 29, 2019 – It’s no secret a lot has changed since passengers first took to the sky, both in terms of regulation and operation, and not just when it comes to affordability. After years of progress, women are now in the cockpit and the boardroom, Elaine Chao heads the Department of Transportation (DOT), and women are making names for themselves in a previously male-dominated industry.

Automated vehicles, Workforce development
Guest Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and the Future of the American Workforce

March 29, 2019 – Some critical questions businesses are asking themselves – especially those in the transportation sector – are:  1) How will automation affect our existing workers and the future of work, and 2) How can we facilitate the adoption of lifesaving technological advancements while also addressing the fears of those already working in these fields?

Shared vehicles, Streets, TNCs
Guest Op-Ed: Sharing is Hard

March 29, 2019 – The practice of ridehailing and carpooling, be it a taxi, Uber, or slugging, includes sharing a vehicle that is not your own, and sometimes sharing that asset and space with multiple other people who also do not own that vehicle. In order to maximize road and vehicle capacity, the transportation industry must identify ways to mitigate our natural aversion to sharing to maximize efficiency.

Air traffic control, Aviation, aviation safety, Aviation workforce, fedral governance
Guest Op-Ed: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control

March 29, 2019 – The recent government shutdown was just the latest of many instances in which FAA, its workforce, and the aviation industry have been held hostage by a political disagreement that has nothing to do with aviation.

congestion pricing, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Streets, Tolls
Pricing Strategies to De-Congest Cities

March 8, 2019 – In the country’s two biggest metropolitan areas, political leaders took big steps toward full-scale congestion pricing strategies last week.

accessibility, ADA, Environment, equity, Governance, Public transit, Public/private partnerships, Regional governance, TNCs, Transit technology
Guest Op-Ed: Disruption in Mass Transit Calls for Disruption in Public Policy

February 22, 2019 – Ride-sharing services offer an opportunity to enhance transit and create a new ecosystem of interconnected multimodal options where ride-hailing and transit work together to provide cost-efficient and environmentally friendlier commutes. 

accessibility, ADA, equity, Pedestrian, Pedestrian safety
Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns

February 22, 2019 State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization methods for highways, local roads, transit projects, and freight projects, but examples of methodological pedestrian planning are rare.

Air traffic control, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
The Shutdown’s Effect on Air Traffic Control — and How to End it

January 23, 2019 – The all-too-regular budgetary shenanigans highlight once again that the nation’s aviation system should not be subject to the whims and uncertainties of political battles. It’s time for reform.

Aviation, electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Federal governance, Fuel tax, Governance, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, Public transit, Rail, Railroads, Trucking
Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 – Both the spending and revenue sides of the federal-aid highway program are very carbon-centric. Is the present highway program compatible with a “Green New Deal”?

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