Eno in the News

Eno in the News

The Washington Post |
September 05,2019

Buses must be a ‘priority’ to provide faster, more reliable service in D.C. area, study says

The Washington Area Bus Transformation Project released a report with strategies for keeping bus riders and attracting new ones by improving customer service. Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for Transportation, said the group’s surveys found bus riders want more focus on the basics: speed, frequency, reliability and affordability. Puentes, who chairs the group’s […]
KGOU |
August 26,2019

Congress Mulls Ban On Chinese Trains And Buses. Oh, Come On, Builder Says

Congress is poised to restrict purchases of Chinese-built buses and rail cars. A bill would forbid the use of federal grants, which the Department of Transportation often makes to big-city transit authorities, to buy new subway trains or buses from the Chinese-owned manufacturer CRRC. Puentes, of the Eno Center, believes the national security concerns over […]
KUAR Public Radio |
August 23,2019

Security Concerns Prompt Congress To Move Toward Banning Chinese Railcars

Listen to Robert Puentes discuss how lawmakers may soon bar large city transit agencies from using federal money to buy rail cars and buses that were built in China. Share
Smart Cities Dive |
August 16,2019

Lyft pulls e-bikes from San Francisco after battery fires

It’s important to think about the city’s policy goals... If the goal is to reduce vehicle miles traveled, does banning dockless vehicles for however long meet those goals? This is something we can collect data on as we investigate, and I would approach it from that perspective.
The Overhead Wire/State Smart Transportation Initiative |
August 16,2019

Inside the Transportation Data Tug of War

It’s not necessarily that we need TNC data to regulate the TNCs. We need TNC data just like we need data on cyclists and we need data on private vehicle use and we need data on walking.
The Washington Post |
August 06,2019

Uber and Lyft concede they play role in traffic congestion in the District and other urban areas

“People are leaving the bus and train networks not only because Uber and Lyft are cheap but because the transit service being providing is not that great,” Lewis said. Share
Smart Cities Dive |
August 02,2019

Lyft pulls e-bikes from San Francisco after battery fires

“It’s important to think about the city’s policy goals,” policy analyst Brianne Eby told Smart Cities Dive. “If the goal is to reduce vehicle miles traveled, does banning dockless vehicles for however long meet those goals?” Share
The Washington Post |
August 02,2019

Chicago remade its 127-year-old rapid transit system. Are there lessons for Metro?

Robert Puentes discusses how Chicago has found success in remaking their transit system by connecting it to the larger area of economic growth. Share
Washington Business Journal |
July 25,2019

Region’s bus system still faces a key obstacle: Complicated governance

Robert Puentes weighs in on the District’s complicated governance regarding buses. “There is no more complicated governance structure in the entire United States than this region,” Puentes said. Share
The Washington Post |
June 29,2019

Metro Red Line crash was pivotal event for agency and other U.S. subway systems

Robert Puentes shares the lessons learned from the 2009 Metro Red Line crash and how the system has largely improved over the past decade. Share
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