Author: Robert Puentes

Public transit in the US is already underfunded. The pandemic has made it worse.

“Transit is going through a catastrophic moment, and it’s hard to overstate how challenging the threats are,” said Robert Puentes.

Op-Ed: To Fix Baltimore’s Transit System, Local Funding, Oversight Needed

As the nation’s public health crisis rages on, the Baltimore region’s buses remain busy transporting essential workers and...

Touchless travel could threaten airport jobs

But it's the entire ecosystem around airports that faces workforce disruption, said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno...

Montgomery County Launches A New Rapid Bus Service This Week

“Congestion is one of the key criteria that riders might consider,” Puentes says. “If the bus is stuck in traffic along with...

Bringing public transit back from the coronavirus pandemic

"Puentes says that commuter rails that exist to bring white-collar workers into an urban core have seen ridership plummet as much as...

Paying for infrastructure requires bipartisan approach

Infrastructure needs to ride into larger national priorities such as climate change or the pandemic, said Robert Puentes, president and...

Debra Johnson Tapped to Run Denver Transit

This week, the board of Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) chose Debra Johnson to be its next chief executive officer and...

Plan for Contact Tracing Air Travelers Stalls

Last week, news outlets reported that the White House put the brakes on a plan by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to require...

Pandemic a time for transit innovation, panel says

This article covers our webinar on transit innovation during COVID-19, moderated by Eno's President and CEO Robert Puentes.

COVID-19 Has Been ‘Apocalyptic’ for Public Transit. Will Congress Offer More Help?

“The CARES Act probably put a band-aid on the problem,” says Robert Puentes.

Eno Recommendations Reflected in INVEST Act

On June 18, 2020, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation...

Making Aircraft Certification Safe and Modern for the Global Aviation Industry

The Senate Commerce Committee held a contentious hearing this week to examine the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight...

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