Eno Transportation Weekly

Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of March 30, 2020

  • April 01, 2020  | Jeff Davis

    House Democrats Seek to Move Previously Planned $760 Billion Infrastructure Bill As Next Response to Coronavirus

    Amtrak, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, Infrastructure, Transit,
    House Democratic leaders announced at a press conference today that they hope to include their $760 billion, five-year infrastructure framework they unveiled in late January as part of the next...
  • April 03, 2020  | Robert Puentes

    Innovative Ways that Transportation Providers are Responding to the Crisis

    Transit, Transportation Technology,
    One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in travel within metropolitan areas. Those with the luxury to stop traveling have clearly done so. Passenger vehicle...
FTA Apportions $24.9 Billion in Coronavirus Aid to Transit Systems
FY20,Transit

FTA Apportions $24.9 Billion in Coronavirus Aid to Transit Systems

Earlier today (a day ahead of schedule), the Federal Transit Administration announced the apportionment and allocation of $24.925 billion in emergency appropriations to mass transit agencies across...

Op-Ed: Coronavirus Stimulus 4.0? Infrastructure Investment in a New Era
Highways & Streets,Infrastructure,Transit

Op-Ed: Coronavirus Stimulus 4.0? Infrastructure Investment in a New Era

The passing of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act and a Congressional recess has not stopped rumblings of another round of stimulus. While CARES was intended to get cash quickly to people, companies, and...

DOT and EPA Roll Back Obama-Era Automobile Fuel Efficiency Standards
Environment,Highways

DOT and EPA Roll Back Obama-Era Automobile Fuel Efficiency Standards

On March 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, which...

Guest Op-Ed: Passengers with Disabilities and Workers Must Not Be Overlooked in COVID 4 Bill
Accessibility,ADA,Equity,Federal Funding,Transit Workforce,USDOT

Guest Op-Ed: Passengers with Disabilities and Workers Must Not Be Overlooked in COVID 4 Bill

Background As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S., the virus and our collective response is disproportionately affecting people with disabilities and others who struggled with or were denied...

Treasury, USDOT Set Rules and Conditions for Coronavirus Aviation Aid
Airlines,Airports,Aviation

Treasury, USDOT Set Rules and Conditions for Coronavirus Aviation Aid

Seven days after President Trump signed the $2+ trillion coronavirus response bill (H.R. 748) into law, the Treasury Department and the Transportation Department are poised to start distributing some...

Eno’s 2019 Impact Report
Eno Announcements

Eno’s 2019 Impact Report

A Message from Robert Puentes Eno's President and CEO We like to refer to our organization as the world's oldest start-up. Although we are approaching our centenary in 2021, the Eno Center for...

CBO Scores FY21 Budget Request, Including Trump Infrastructure Plan
Federal Budget,FY21,Infrastructure

CBO Scores FY21 Budget Request, Including Trump Infrastructure Plan

The Congressional Budget Office on March 30 released its re-estimate of the President's budget request for fiscal year 2021, including President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. In the...

How Much Will the Coronavirus Recession Hurt Highway Trust Fund Revenues?
Highway Trust Fund

How Much Will the Coronavirus Recession Hurt Highway Trust Fund Revenues?

The novel coronavirus's effects on the economy are broad, and evolving every day. No one thought a month ago that the U.S. would be thrown into a severe (and hopefully short) recession before Easter....

FRA and Amtrak Propose Metrics for Passenger Train Delays. Again.
Amtrak

FRA and Amtrak Propose Metrics for Passenger Train Delays. Again.

On March 31, the Federal Railroad Administration published in the Federal Register a set of proposed metrics and standards for judging Amtrak's on-time performance and other factors. Comments on the...

Federal Aviation Policy Under President Eisenhower
Aviation

Federal Aviation Policy Under President Eisenhower

Author's note: I have been preparing a comprehensive overview of federal transportation policy under President Eisenhower as part of the build-up to the dedication of the Eisenhower Memorial in...

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