Author: Robert Puentes

Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National...

Eno President and CEO: Comments to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council

This article is a transcript of comments made by Eno's President and CEO, Robert Puentes, to the President's National Infrastructure...

Commuter trains have kept rolling. Will all those riders ever return?

“The commuter railroads have been really hammered during the pandemic,” said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for...

The infrastructure bill is more about maintaining train service than upgrading it

"Amtrak was set up to fail," Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation told CNN Business. "It wasn't designed to last as...

The Senate infrastructure bill includes $1 billion to address devastation caused by freeways. Experts say it’s not enough

“It represents a new kind of program and something that hasn’t been part of the federal infrastructure policy framework before,”...

Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better

Cities, states, and metropolitan areas across the United States are looking to invest in a range of public transit projects in order to...

Climate crisis turns world’s subways into flood zones

Retrofitting subways against flooding is “an enormous undertaking,” said Robert Puentes, chief executive of the Eno Center for...

As electric vehicles take off, Washington considers how to tax them

The fuel tax “doesn’t come close to paying for all of the federal transportation spending,” said Robert Puentes, president of the...

Kennedy: Many will continue to work from home

“I think a lot of this is here to stay,” said Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a think-tank in Washington,...

Amtrak is a top travel choice in the Northeast. With an ally in the White House, it wants trains in the rest of America.

Robert Puentes, president and chief executive of the nonprofit Eno Center for Transportation, cautioned that not all of Amtrak’s...

Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely

One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in air travel. Now that parts of the world are starting...

Saturday MetroRail service set to resume as transit ridership shows gains

"There's no question that transit is experiencing existential crises all across the country," said Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno...

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