COVID-19 News & Resources

COVID-19 News & Resources

This page is the central location for our news coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic and a collection of helpful resources for transportation professionals.

If you are a journalist or other media professional seeking commentary on coronavirus from a transportation perspective, please contact publicaffairs@enotrans.org to schedule an interview with one of Eno’s policy analysts.

House Clears $2+ Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package for President’s Signature

House Clears $2+ Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package for President’s Signature

March 27, 2020 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the $2+ trillion coronavirus relief package by voice vote, clearing the measure for President Trump's (imminent) signature.

COVID-19 Lessons for Congestion Pricing

COVID-19 Lessons for Congestion Pricing

March 27, 2020 - COVID-19 should not derail plans for congestion pricing in the U.S. and should, in fact, strengthen the reasons for doing it.

The “CV3” Bill’s $25 Billion in Mass Transit Grants – How Will It Work?

The “CV3” Bill’s $25 Billion in Mass Transit Grants – How Will It Work?

March 26, 2020 - The third coronavirus response bill provides $25 billion for mass transit agencies. Here is how the money can be used and will be distributed.

The “CV3” Bill’s $32 Billion for Air Carrier Grants – How Will It Work?

The “CV3” Bill’s $32 Billion for Air Carrier Grants – How Will It Work?

March 27, 2020 - The third coronavirus response bill appropriates $32 billion in grants for air carriers. Here is how the money can be used and how it will be distributed.

The “CV3” Bill’s $46 Billion for Aviation Loans – How Will It Work?

The “CV3” Bill’s $46 Billion for Aviation Loans – How Will It Work?

March 27, 2020 - Here is how the $46 billion in aviation sector loan and loan guarantee authority under the third coronavirus response bill would work.

The “CV3” Bill’s $10 Billion in Airport Grants – How Will It Work?

The “CV3” Bill’s $10 Billion in Airport Grants – How Will It Work?

March 26, 2020 - The third coronavirus response bill appropriates $10 billion in grants for airports. Here is how the money can be used and how it will be distributed.

The “CV3” Bill’s $1 Billion for Amtrak – How Would It Work?

The “CV3” Bill’s $1 Billion for Amtrak – How Would It Work?

March 27, 2020 - The third coronavirus aid bill provides just over $1 billion for Amtrak.

Were State DOTs Really Left Out of the “CV3” Bill?

Were State DOTs Really Left Out of the “CV3” Bill?

March 27, 2020 - Requests by state DOTs for direct aid were denied by Congress this week - at least for now.

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Extension of Real ID Enforcement Deadline

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Extension of Real ID Enforcement Deadline

March 27, 2020 - The Department of Homeland Security has announced a one-year extension of the Real ID enforcement deadline from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021.

Final (?) Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

Final (?) Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

March 25, 2020 - Congressional negotiators are on the verge of finalizing a $2 trillion coronavirus response bill that includes $114 billion in direct federal aid to the transportation sector.

Senate COVID Bill Stalled; House Plan Would More than Double USDOT Appropriations

Senate COVID Bill Stalled; House Plan Would More than Double USDOT Appropriations

March 23, 2020 - The Senate is still stuck in a partisan logjam over its coronavirus response legislation, but House Democrats are on the verge of introducing their own bill (though it is not clear if they have the votes to pass it in that chamber).

Revised Coronavirus Bill Includes $20 Billion for Mass Transit, $10 Billion for Airports, $58 Billion in Loans for Airlines

Revised Coronavirus Bill Includes $20 Billion for Mass Transit, $10 Billion for Airports, $58 Billion in Loans for Airlines

March 22, 2020 - A revised version of the trillion-dollar-plus coronavirus response bill circulated by Senate Republicans this morning, after a long weekend of consultation with Senate Democrats, contains almost $90 billion in federal assistance for transportation.

What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream of Effects

What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream of Effects

March 20, 2020 - What happens when people just stop flying? We tried to look at that simple question and expand it into the cascade of downstream effects that the coronavirus-caused collapse in air travel has caused, and will cause.

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Aerospace Manufacturing

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Aerospace Manufacturing

March 20, 2020 - As legislation is proposed and support is debated, the economic importance of aerospace manufacturing to the nation should be fully recognized.

Looming Recession Sparks Familiar Calls for Infrastructure As Stimulus

Looming Recession Sparks Familiar Calls for Infrastructure As Stimulus

March 13, 2020 - The U.S. economy now appears headed into a recession – and, predictably, there are those in Congress who are calling for an increase in federal infrastructure spending as part of a response to this downturn in the business cycle.

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

February 28, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control said this week it is expecting that the COVID-19 virus spread to the United States. With cases and fatalities rising, stock markets took a significant plunge and the world is watching closely. The virus is already having an effect on the global transportation system.

The Boston Globe 
March 25, 2020

How New York’s spiraling coronavirus outbreak could affect Mass.

Eno’s President and CEO Robert Puentes discusses how the coronavirus outbreak in New York could affect neighboring areas.

The Washington Post
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus bill would provide $114 billion to prop up faltering transportation networks

Eno’s Jeff Davis said that while the details in the $2 trillion legislation were still being finalized, he did not expect any changes to affect the final figures for transportation.


VICE 
March 22, 2020

COVID-19 fallout boosts outlook for long-term infrastructure funding

Eno’s Jeff Davis contends that a long-term infrastructure bill is the wrong solution to a recession in which there is a short-term collapse of retail demand.

Seattle Times 
March 19, 2020

Sound Transit, Metro facing big drops in funding as coronavirus downturn takes hold

Eno’s Paul Lewis provides a national perspective about transit economic loss in relation to the Sound Transit region.

AZ Central 
March 10, 2020

‘They’re getting pummeled’: Travel industry reeling from coronavirus concerns, anxiety

Eno’s Paul Lewis discusses the impacts of coronavirus on domestic and international travel, as well as falling oil prices.

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