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.

Webinar: Reimagining Regulations for a Changing Mobility Landscape

As the world's mobility landscape changes, city and transportation leaders must grapple with new ways to provide the best...

Webinar: What Counts in Mobility? Rethinking Transportation Modeling

Transportation models predict the traffic volume of a given bridge, highway, or train and allow decision-makers to make more informed...

Transit Agencies, Airports Spent Another $2.6 Billion of CARES Act Funding in August

U.S. mass transit providers and airport sponsors collectively spent another $2.6 billion of their $35 billion in special COVID-19 aid...

More Airline Aid Now Won’t Move Without Resolution of Larger COVID Aid Bill

This was an interesting week for the aviation news beat in Congress. The end result is that many U.S. airlines and contractors are...

Eno Selects Final Case Studies for Ongoing Research into Transit Cost Delivery

As part of the ongoing effort to evaluate transit project delivery, Eno aims to identify why rail transit projects in the United States...

Webinar: Transportation at the Ballot Box: Portland’s Get Moving 2020 Initiative

On November 3, in addition to the presidential race and slew of gubernatorial, state legislative, and mayoral elections, voters across...

Bipartisan Talks on COVID Aid Continue As House Adjourns

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continues to talk with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about a possible compromise coronavirus aid...

Transportation Funding in the New House COVID Bill

Following is a general overview of the $77 billion in transportation aid provided by the revised coronavirus aid bill passed by House...

COVID Talks Continue, New House Bill Pending As Airline Furlough Date Reached

At this hour, negotiations are continuing between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a possible...

Guest Op-Ed: Transit Agencies Continue to Renew Their Missions and Reinvent Service

In 2020, all at once, public transportation providers were forced to confront multiple and varied challenges. Transit rose to the...

House May Vote On Another Pre-Election COVID Bill

The House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week on an additional package of COVID aid – a bill downsized from the $3.445...

Webinar Recap: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis from the National League...

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