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Aviation
Trends in International Travel Part 4: Conclusion

Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute. This multi-part ETW series (part 1, part 2 & part 3) details some of the most interesting facts and findings of that work.

Freight
Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight

The lesson from the 2019 Infrastructure Week is that throwing money at the problem is not enough. Panel discussions, speeches, and presentations this week did not dwell on the proposed multi trillion dollar funding amount but focused rightly on what the goals and objectives of a federal investment program should be. The major theme of the week has been creating a cohesive vision to help justify the need and target funding to the most worthwhile projects.

Airlines, Airports, Aviation
Trends in International Travel Part 2: Foreign Policy

May 8, 2019-Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute. This multi-part ETW series details some of the most interesting facts and findings of that work. Although the research does not predict the future or propose any recommendations, the results are instructive for thinking about how international air service has evolved over the past few decades.

Aviation
Trends in International Travel Part 1: Changing Patterns of International Aviation

May 2, 2019 – Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute. This multi-part ETW series details some of the most interesting facts and findings of that work. Although the research does not predict the future or propose any recommendations, the results are instructive for thinking about how international air service has evolved over the past few decades.

Automated vehicles
Evolving Policy Thought on Automated Vehicles

April 5, 2019 – This week, Eno released Beyond Speculation 2.0, an automated vehicle (AV) policy plan for federal, state, and local policymakers. An update to a paper released in 2017, this report covers the current state of affairs for AVs and provides some new and revised recommendations for the industry and elected officials.

Federal governance, Governance, Local governance, State governance, Transit technology, Transit workforce
Reform or Revolution? Preparing Transportation’s institutions for the Future

February 22, 2019 – Eno and the Reason Foundation recently gathered 24 leading academics, current and former agency heads, and other experts for a two-day workshop on institutional reform. The goal was to understand the current governance challenges and ways in which the transportation industry may consider ways to rethink it.

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.

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, Buses, Commuter Rail, Dockless, Microtransit, Public transit, Rail, Railroads, TNCs, Transit technology
Op-Ed: Addressing the Current and Future Challenges of Public Transit

October 25, 2018 – Public transportation will remain an essential part of our economies and transportation system, but it must leverage its strengths and evolve to meet today’s challenges.

Ballot measure, Fuel tax, Governance, Local governance, Regional governance, State governance
Unboxing Transportation Lockboxes at the Ballot Box

September 4, 2018 – As Eno continues its examination of transportation at the ballot boxduring the 2018 midterm elections, we find that measures to raise revenue are not the only ones attracting attention this year. Lockbox amendments—that dedicate certain revenues to transportation uses—are once again on the ballot.

Public transit, Rail, Railroads
Eno Releases New Recommendations for Improving the Nation’s Rail Transit Infrastructure

May 17, 2018 – On Monday, Eno released a new report, Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition, which outlines the reforms needed to bring our rail systems into a state of good repair. The report’s recommendations include five steps that agencies and governments can take to reform and modernize how the industry approaches maintaining rail systems.

Automated vehicles, electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Traffic safety
The Tesla Distraction, and How to Overcome It

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.

Highways, Interstate Highway System, Managed lanes, Tolls, Traffic safety, Trucking
I-66 Shows the Cost of Urban Roadway Access – And It Isn’t Cheap

December 8, 2017 – Virginia has always restricted peak hour use of I-66 inside the Beltway to vehicles with two or more occupants. That changed on December 4, when for the first time the state began allowing vehicles with only one occupant to use the roadway, subject to a toll that varies based on demand. High occupant vehicles (HOV) with two or more people could still drive for free.

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