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Eno in the News

WYPR |
July 30,2015

Is Bus Rapid Transit Plan B for Baltimore?

Last month, Governor Larry Hogan shelved the Baltimore region’s Red Line – the long-planned $3 billion dollar light rail project to connect western Baltimore County with the southeastern side of the city. Since then, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said rapid buses are the way to go. But there is no money for such a project, and the Hogan administration affirmed last week that Baltimore should expect no help from Annapolis for new public transportation projects.
GOVERNING.com |
July 29,2015

After Winter Woes, New Board Takes Control of Boston Transit

Five months after winter storms brought Boston’s transit system to a standstill, Massachusetts is asking a group of five people to fix it. The to-do list for the the newly installed board is daunting. Besides better preparing for winter storms, the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) must figure out how to upgrade aging equipment, shore up funding, modernize its purchasing practices, make its workforce more efficient and win back customer loyalty.
NPR |
July 23,2015

Think America’s Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

Congress is one tiny step closer to funding America’s highways, as the Senate decided Wednesday night to open debate on their transportation bill as the July 31 deadline looms. The Highway Trust Fund has been in dire straits the last few years, spending more than it’s taking in. Because it gets its money from the federal gas tax, the trust fund has suffered as cars have grown more fuel-efficient and some Americans have cut back on their driving.
WSB-TV Atlanta |
July 23,2015

MARTA partners with Uber, adds Wi-Fi to buses

MARTA officials say they are trying to make travel more convenient by partnering with Uber. Keith Parker, MARTA’s CEO, says with the new partnership you can link directly to Uber's site from the MARTA app while you are still on the train platform, in the station or on a bus. That way, when you arrive at the curb a car will be waiting.
WGCU |
July 23,2015

Think America’s Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

Congress is one tiny step closer to funding America's highways, as the Senate decided Wednesday night to open debate on their transportation bill as the July 31 deadline looms. The Highway Trust Fund has been in dire straits the last few years, spending more than it's taking in
Washington Post |
July 09,2015

Follow Reagan’s example, and fill up America’s highway fund

Can you name the U.S. president who raised taxes during a recession to fund increased infrastructure investment? Must be a real liberal, right? Actually, it was none other than Ronald Wilson Reagan, in 1982. He made this tough decision to ensure we had adequate investment in our transportation network.
Capital New York |
May 29,2015

De Blasio: To fund federal transportation, tax the rich

“It’s a question of how long the bailout is going to be and how long the extension is going to be ... because no one wants to take the political risk of trying to put together a long-term bill and the long-term funding source that would be necessary for it."
City Lab |
May 29,2015

Once Upon a Time It Was Possible to Raise the Gas Tax

"As today’s policymakers search for revenue options to put the Highway Trust Fund back on a path to solvency, the lessons of how a politically divided Congress dealt with the issue are still relevant more than 30 years later."
NorthJersey.com |
May 15,2015

Installation of rail-safety systems has been inconsistent

“It’s a question of having the will and the funding. If it were in their financial interest, they would get it done,” Joshua Schank, CEO of the non-partisan think tank Eno Center for Transportation, said of railroads that will miss the federal deadline. “It’s very hard to do, but it’s also quite doable.”
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