Eno Transportation Weekly

Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of May 18, 2020

  • May 22, 2020  | Brianne Eby

    Eno Releases New Report on Congestion Pricing Principles for US Cities

    Congestion Pricing, Funding & Finance, Governance,
    In the United States, cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC are exploring congestion pricing as one policy tool to address urban mobility challenges. Charging a fee for...
  • May 22, 2020  | Jeff Davis

    How Quickly Will Airline Passenger Demand Recover?

    Airlines,
    Passenger air travel, anecdotally and as measured by TSA passenger throughput, is recovering slightly in May after bottoming out in April. What kind of passenger travel recovery can we expect, and...
White House Wants Permitting Reform in Next Coronavirus Bill
Infrastructure,Project Delivery

White House Wants Permitting Reform in Next Coronavirus Bill

Last Friday night (May 15), well after ETW had gone out, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the "Heroes Act" that would spend another $3 trillion or thereabouts to respond to the...

White House to Nominate Two Democratic Members to Amtrak Board
Amtrak

White House to Nominate Two Democratic Members to Amtrak Board

The White House announced yesterday that President Trump will soon be making two more nominations to the Amtrak Board of Directors. Although both the new nominees are Democrats, their nominations may...

Trump Nominates New DOT Inspector General; Names PHMSA Administrator As Acting IG
USDOT

Trump Nominates New DOT Inspector General; Names PHMSA Administrator As Acting IG

President Trump on May 15 announced that he intends to nominate a replacement for U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel, who retired as IG in January 2020 due to health...

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Bills, Nominations
Aviation,Freight,Safety & Security

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Bills, Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a business meeting on May 20 to approve various bills and nominations (full agenda here). They included: Motor safety grant...

CBO Updates Options for Highway Trust Fund Solvency
Highway Trust Fund,Highways & Streets

CBO Updates Options for Highway Trust Fund Solvency

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday released a new report entitled Reauthorizing Federal Highway Programs: Issues and Options.  There's not much that is actually new in the...

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