Eno Transportation Weekly

Policy & Op-Eds
Aviation, Federal governance, Governance, Unmanned aerial systems
USDOT Cautiously Proposes Relaxing Rules for Drones

January 18, 2019 – In a speech at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao announced a proposed rule that would allow for small drone operators to fly over crowds and at night.

congestion pricing, emissions, Environment, Highways, Streets, Tolls
Overdue and Overlooked: Congestion Pricing

January 9, 2019 – While no silver bullet will fix the woes of urban mobility and access, transportation economists believe that congestion pricing strategies come close. This month, Eno will launch a project to evaluate best practices in congestion pricing techniques.

Automated vehicles, Aviation, data, electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Microtransit, TNCs, Transit technology, Unmanned aerial systems
Op-Ed: Four Transportation Policy Predictions for 2019

January 3, 2018 – Eno’s Paul Lewis provides four predictions for transportation policy in the year ahead, from new federal policy on congested airspace to reckoning with the industry’s impact on climate change.

Bridges, Environment, Freight, Highways, Interstate Highway System, Streets, Traffic safety
Op-Ed: The Future of the Interstate Highway System

December 14, 2018 – TRB’s new report on the future of the Interstate Highway System falls short of the bold vision needed to solve the system’s intractable problems.

accessibility, ADA, Automated vehicles, Buses, Commuter Rail, Dockless, Pedestrian, Public transit, Rail, Railroads, TNCs, Transit technology
Op-Ed: Remembering George H.W. Bush and the ADA

December 5, 2018 – As the nation paused for the funeral of President George Herbert Walker Bush, his lasting mark on our transportation system shows through every time a bus kneels and deploys a ramp. Making transportation accessible to everyone is vitally important and has dramatically improved since his presidency.

Bicycle, Dockless, Environment, equity, Pedestrian safety, TNCs, Traffic safety
Guest Op-Ed: New Mobility Advice for Cities

December 5, 2018 – The rapid introduction of micromobility, such as dockless scooters and bikes, in US cities is showing incredible promise to solve age-old city problems. While the permitting processes can be complex, here is a little advice for cities to consider on three critical areas.

Appropriations, Buses, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Public transit, Rail, Railroads
Is the Mass Transit CIG Program Sitting on $1.4 Billion? Or Is the Program $5 Billion in the Red?

November 28, 2018 – Is the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program sitting on over a billion dollars of funding provided by Congress instead of providing that money to subway, light rail, and bus rapid transit projects across the country? Or is the CIG program a ticking time bomb with nearly $5 billion in unfunded liabilities that will come due in future years, when future Congresses are not legally bound to make good on those promises?

Airports, Aviation, Ballot measure, Bicycle, Bridges, Governance, Maritime, Parking, Pedestrian, Public transit, Rail, Streets
How Did Different Transportation Modes Fare at the Ballot Box?

November 15, 2018 – Voters approved far more ballot measures to raise money primarily for roads than for any other mode, but transit and multimodal measures will raise more dollars over the next 20 years, according to Eno’s latest analysis of the 2018 transportation ballot measures.

Ballot measure, Bridges, Governance, Highways, State governance, Streets
Colorado Rejects Two Transportation Ballot Measures, Elects Jared Polis as Governor

November 8, 2018 – On Tuesday’s ballot, Colorado voters faced two opposing statewide transportation measures. Both failed by roughly the same margin in this latest attempt to deal with funding challenges as the state’s transportation infrastructure needs fail to keep pace with its growing population.

Ballot measure, Buses, Fuel tax, Governance, Highways, Local governance, Public transit, Rail, Regional governance, State governance, Streets
Voters Pass Six of 10 Biggest Transportation Ballot Measures

November 8, 2018 – Voters approved five of the 10 largest transportation ballot measures by dollar amount this Election Day, with four failing and one still too close to call.

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