July 27, 2018 – Does a new federal excise tax on bicycle tires, as a pay-for for surface transportation infrastructure, make sense?
Eno Transportation Weekly
July 26, 2018 – Earlier this month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released preliminary guidelines for cities as they prepare to accommodate “shared active transportation companies” – including dockless bike- and scooter-sharing companies – on local streets.
July 23, 2018 – The use of public transit mobility data and people movement data allows for more realistic and short term changes to be made so that commuters benefit from things like improved routes and schedules.
Seven major cities and 10 states currently have some type of fee or tax on TNC trips, and more are under consideration.
July 18, 2018 – While most Americans only consider transportation as a means to get themselves to school and work, some students and adults are heading to transportation schools and infrastructure academies to boost their career opportunities.
July 19, 2018 – Transportation infrastructure was largely absent from a FEMA report on how it can better prepare for natural disasters following a record-breaking 2017 hurricane and wildfire season.
June 19, 2018 – As New York struggles to fix the subway and several proposals are circulating, a close look at what Los Angeles is doing is instructive.
June 14, 2018 – Dockless bikesharing companies like Lime and Spin have begun to create innovative approaches to overcoming equity challenges and serve those who are bankless or do not have a smartphone.
May 31, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule Wednesday on Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP), which allows recipients of FTA funding for public transportation capital projects to modify or waive FTA requirements for that project if they can demonstrate the waiver will encourage private sector involvement.
Having spent over thirty years in transportation operations and leadership positions of government, I have seen that most public transportation systems have at least five hidden flaws that good leaders must address.
I maintain that the United States will eventually remove the ATC function from safety regulator FAA and remove it from the federal budget, converting it into some kind of self-supporting corporation.
The danger that consumers are not clearly consenting to conditions they have read and understand is a potential impediment to the continued adoption of new and larger innovations like self-driving vehicles.
April 27, 2018 — I hope that Tesla, the car company, is ultimately successful. But for transportation policymakers, the bursting of the Tesla hype bubble is an opportunity to refocus on the real, challenging tasks at hand.
April 27, 2018 – Dockless bicycles and scooters have arrived. Since late 2017, several private companies have launched systems in dozens of U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Diego, and Dallas, prompting discussions nationwide on how to regulate these mobility devices.
This week, I had the good fortune of observing the EnoMAX program in Atlanta. The EnoMAX program brings similar transit agencies together to put knowledge sharing into action.