Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of March 26, 2018

In This Issue

Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Trump Signs FY18 Omnibus Bill into Law
After the House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package last Thursday, the bill passed the Senate and was signed into law by President Trump.
Automated vehicles, data, Public transit, TNCs, Transit technology
Guest Op-Ed: Managing transportation infrastructure in the digital age
It is an exciting time in the transportation industry. Never before have we seen technology revolutionize transportation systems so quickly and so dramatically. Transportation agencies, like the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), are working tirelessly to learn about and test new technologies that could ultimately be implemented as solutions to improve the quality [...]
Highways, Streets, Traffic safety
Building a Blueprint for Ending Roadway Fatalities
For the first time since recordkeeping began over a hundred years ago, unintentional injury has catapulted to the #3 overall cause of death for Americans. Motor vehicle crashes are a top cause of unintentional death throughout our lives. However they disproportionately affect children and young adults, meaning they take lives of those who have the [...]
Federal governance, Governance, Local governance, Public transit
Promoting Upward Mobility Through Transportation Policy
Transportation costs, after housing, are the biggest expenses in the budgets of most American households particularly for those settled along the urban fringe. Federal and local policies can help low-income households in a short term to spend less on transportation, but also, by providing access to opportunities, increases their chance of upward mobility.
Transit workforce
COMTO Celebrates Women Who Move the Nation
March 11th, The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) hosted our 7th Annual Awards Breakfast, Celebrating Women Who Move The Nation. In observance of Women’s History Month, we inducted over 75 women into this signature class of leaders in the transportation industry.
Transit workforce
Op-Ed: A Case for Gender Parity on Transportation Industry Boards
The essence of good governance is representation of the best interests of the community or enterprise. Appropriate board representation aligns with the diversity of the constituency. In the transportation public sector, the user population represented is made up of 50% women and yet women continue to be under-represented on public boards.
Automated vehicles, electric vehicles, Environment, equity, Public health, Public transit, Shared vehicles, TNCs, Transit technology
Op-Ed: How Los Angeles is Adapting Urban Mobility for our Digital Age
Given its position as the largest, densest metropolitan region in the US, the City of Los Angeles stands to reap the most benefits or possibly suffer the greatest negative effects of the arrival of disruptive transportation technologies and new business models that rest on the acceleration of shared mobility, machine learning, clean energy, and big [...]
Transit workforce
Op-Ed: Building a Pipeline of Talented Women in Transportation
Diversity in the workforce is a multi-layered conversation that both the public and private sector industries must address in their actions, policies, and inclusivity. The culture essential to diversity and inclusivity starts at the top and promotes hiring the best and most diverse talent, inclusivity, networking, mentoring, professional growth and talent development.
Freight, Freight rail, Rail, Railroads
Op-Ed: Good Public Policy Drives Freight Rail Investment (Not Public Funding)
President Trump and many in Congress have placed a high priority on infrastructure investment.  The Administration’s plan has significant federal funding associated with it, primarily aimed at attracting more non-federal dollars into infrastructure, including private sector investment.  As Congress and the Administration consider this approach, it should be reassuring that substantial private investment is already [...]
Transit workforce, Workforce development
Op-Ed: What’s the big deal about celebrating Women’s History Month in the transportation industry?
Women still face challenges in the transportation industry — the same challenges faced by women across all industries: glass ceilings, lack of opportunity, lack of diversity, safety issues, unequal pay, and sexual harassment. These challenges hurt the industry as they waste time, money, and human resources, which affect critical mission achievement. There must be attention [...]
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