Eno Transportation Weekly

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Amtrak, Passenger Rail, Rail
The Future of the Northeast Corridor

The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), the nation’s congressionally-chartered national passenger railroad, operates 310 daily intercity trains on a 21,200 mile system serving 528 stations across the country.

Design-Build: Doing More With Existing Resources

BY RICHARD THOMAS, LCP Director, State & Local Legislative Affairs, Design-Build Institute of America Passing legislation in Congress has never been an easy process, and the political partisanship that we have seen over the last decade made it even more painful and drawn out.

By ctempleton
Why is Air Traffic Control a Government Function?

Last week the sequester finally began hitting Congress where it hurts – by snarling air traffic and delaying flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughed its air traffic controllers one day every two weeks, forcing the working controllers to slow down the aviation system in order to avoid potential reductions in safety margins.

Investing in Seaports Pays Dividends

BY KURT NAGLE President, American Association of Port Authorities Every four years since 1988, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its U.S. infrastructure “Report Card” which gives a letter grade to the performance and condition of America’s infrastructure.

By ctempleton
Transportation as Utility

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the U.S.

By ctempleton
Three New Visionary Ideas for the President

When President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, the transportation community reaction was mixed. The President once again highlighted transportation infrastructure investments as part of his plan for economic growth and job creation. He specifically referenced 70,000 structurally deficient bridges and a “fix-it first” policy for transportation.

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of discussion in the transportation community. The proposal would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate its gasoline tax (although it would keep a tax on diesel, effectively meaning trucks, in place).

Transportation Policy Resolutions for the New Year

2013 promises to be an eventful year for federal policy-making. The entire tax code and virtually all domestic spending programs are likely to be scrutinized as we search for a way to get our debt under control and keep the economy moving. But transportation is likely to be an afterthought.

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