Author: Robert Puentes

Why A Gas Tax Holiday Likely Wouldn’t Make a Big Difference At The Pump

And while savings at the pump may be relatively small, you could drive a Hummer through the hole it would leave in the federal...

Indianapolis looks to mass transit project to spur development in low-income area

“If done right, they do have the chance to be transformative,” Puentes said. “The Indianapolis project is one that a lot of...

New York’s transit agency is its lifeblood. The pandemic puts its future at a crossroads

“It’s hard to overstate the challenges that transit around the country has been facing as a result of COVID,” said Robert...

Albuquerque’s bus system starts zero-fare experiment for 2022

More American cities are thinking about their transit systems that way, according to Robert Puentes, who heads up the ENO Center for...

Congestion pricing can be equitable, if done right

“Singapore, London, and Stockholm each saw drops in vehicle emissions after congestion pricing was introduced”—in these cases,...

When will we see the economic impact of new infrastructure spending?

“There’s a misunderstanding that the federal government, in all of its power, can wave a wand and that projects can start appearing...

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...

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