Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition
When: 4:00pm ET, Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Where: Via webinar
Public transit is in a maintenance crisis. Deferred maintenance, decreased reliability, and declining ridership are necessitating increases in budgets for rehabs and repairs. But the real overhaul needs to be in how public agencies conduct their asset management and maintenance programs. Eno’s new paper, “Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition,” found a consensus among public and private transit stakeholders that current rail maintenance practices are inadequate to meet today’s challenges. Agencies must start by creating a culture of prioritizing maintenance through effective asset management, and carefully explore alternatives with the private sector to bring more accountability and transparency. This webinar discussed the paper’s recommendations.
Paul Lewis, Vice President, Policy and Finance, Eno Center for Transportation
Malcolm Kenton, consultant and writer
Brianne Eby, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation