Author: Philip Plotch

Cheap Transit Fares: Almost Zero but Not Quite

Everyone appreciates a good deal especially when we get something for free. We love free chocolates at hotels, warm cookies at...

Strategies to Hire, Train, and Retain Bus Operators: New Report Will Help Transit Agencies Overcome Obstacles

This week, the Transportation Research Board released a pre-publication draft of the “Practitioner’s Guide to Bus Operator...

Transit Agencies Struggle Amid Commuting Patterns Still in Flux

"For Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Washington, D.C.-based Eno Center for Transportation, the more important question is...

Shining More Lights on a Multi-Billion Dollar Problem: High Costs for Transit Construction

Eno and the NYU Marron Institute have been trying to answer similar questions. Marron Institute has been assessing “Why do...

Stuck in New York: Driver Shortages and Other Factors Leaving Some Lehigh Valley Bus Riders Stranded and Frustrated

“A lot of these bus operators can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” said Philip Plotch, a researcher at the Eno...

A Long Wait for the Next Bus

“A lot of these [transit] agencies can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” Plotch said. “During the pandemic it...

House Hearing Outlines Need to Resolve Interagency Disputes for Enforcing Cargo Preference

On September 12, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly issued a report critiquing the U.S. Maritime...

With Buses Fare-Free, SEAT Ridership Rises

Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Eno Center for Transportation, said public transit has benefits not only to the bus rider,...

Opting Out of Mass Transit?

In his analysis of the impact of remote work on transit, Phil Plotch, the Eno Center for Transportation’s principal researcher,...

Transit Ridership: Not Expected to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels This Decade

Since the COVID pandemic began, transit agencies have been trying to figure out when all their riders will come back. Although local...

Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week

Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week Infrastructure Week 2022 starts on Monday, May 16. After a decade of coordinated (and...

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