Debt Limit, Appropriations Showdowns Now Synced for December – Will Infrastructure Join Them?

ISSUE / Week of October 4, 2021

  • October 08,2021 |

    Debt Limit, Appropriations Showdowns Now Synced for December – Will Infrastructure Join Them?

    Federal Funding,FY22
    Last night, the Senate passed a $480 billion increase in the federal debt ceiling by a party-line vote of 50-48 (two Republicans missed the vote). But the real drama was on the earlier motion to shut...
  • October 08,2021 |

    Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

    Amtrak,Commuter Rail
    While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) immediately dispatched a team to...
Centennial Institute Recap: On the Road to the New Normal

Centennial Institute Recap: On the Road to the New Normal

Eno’s Centennial Institute wrapped on September 24, 2021 after four days of insightful panels, intriguing conversations, and network building connections. As we wrap up, we wanted to take a minute...

The High Cost of Over-Customized Transit Stations
Project Delivery,Public transit

The High Cost of Over-Customized Transit Stations

Public transit stations are an important part of the communities they serve. Good design can have a positive impact on riders and help embed stations into the existing fabric of a neighborhood....

The Case for Better Rail Transit Routing to Maximize Public Benefits
Project Delivery,Public transit

The Case for Better Rail Transit Routing to Maximize Public Benefits

This article is focused on aspects of Eno’s latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For more information about right-of-way...

White House Issues First Round of NEPA Regulation Re-Rewrites
Environment,Project Delivery

White House Issues First Round of NEPA Regulation Re-Rewrites

This week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued the first of multiple forthcoming rules undoing changes made by the Trump Administration in the regulations defining and implementing the...

CBO Finds One-Fourth of Federal Highway Funding Increases Offset by State/Local Cuts
Federal Funding,Highways & Streets

CBO Finds One-Fourth of Federal Highway Funding Increases Offset by State/Local Cuts

A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office finds that "Under typical conditions, after receiving an additional dollar in federal highway [formula] grants, state and local governments...

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