People & the Environment

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For decades, transportation policies focused on the efficient movement of vehicles and goods without always considering the underlying economic, environmental, and social impacts. Just as important is the accessibility the system provides for people; whether it’s getting to a job, or school, shopping, entertainment, or recreation. At the same time, transportation remains the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and while automobiles have become more efficient over time, these improvements are offset by an overall increase in driving, trucking, and air travel. Proposals for reducing emissions include electrification, increased investment in active and shared transportation, and improved land use.

DOT Launches 5-Year, $1B Grant Program Targeting Highway Removal and More

The Biden administration this week kicked off a first-of-its-kind federal grant program to help communities nationwide address...

Webinar: Planning for People: The History and Future of Inclusive Transit Planning

Who was transit built for? For what purpose? And how has that approach changed? Join Eno for a webinar that will answer these questions...

Pivoting from Mobility on Demand to Food Delivery: Lessons from the MOD Pilot in Los Angeles

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted transit agencies across the country to quickly modify service, protect the health of passengers and...

Emission-Reducing Aviation Technologies Presented at House Hearing

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation met to discuss different aviation...

Senate Fails to Advance Bill Containing Extra $2B for Intercity Bus COVID Relief

The U.S. Senate earlier today failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bring up a $48 billion bill providing additional COVID relief,...

Webinar: What is next for MOD: Lessons from Los Angeles’ MOD Pilot During COVID

In January 2019, LA Metro launched a first-mile, last-mile mobility on demand (MOD) pilot with Via, offering shared rides to and from...

FHWA Releases $1.2 Billion in Carbon Reduction Program FY22 Funding for Use

This week, the Federal Highway Administration released the guidance document that allows states to begin using the $1.2 billion in...

Tackling Governance in Transit Megaprojects – Key Lessons from Eno’s Examination of Transit Governance in Austin

Over two dozen new rail transit projects are set to open for service across the United States by 2030. There will likely be even more...

Guest Op-Ed: Reclaiming the National Narrative on Transit Safety

In our daily lives, we often take for granted the numerous protections in place to ensure we arrive safely at our destinations. The now...

Florida Court Lifts Mask Mandate in Transportation; DOJ to Appeal

A federal judge in Tampa, Florida on April 18 overturned the Centers for Disease Control's mandate that everyone using airline,...

Webinar: Transit Strategies to Meet Climate Goals

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which account for 29 percent of total emissions in the United States, is going to...

Transportation Department Outlines $20B for Transit Available This Year Through Infrastructure Law

Even with this large amount of federal funds, current practices could eat up too much time and money. The Eno Center for...

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