People & the Environment

Issues & Modes / People & the Environment

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.

Senate Appropriations Holds Hearing on Transportation System Resilience

On May 13, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a...

With transit thrown off track, rush hour may never be the same

As society eases into a new normal, said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, D.C.,...

Public transit agencies across US seek to lure back commuters lost during the pandemic

“It’s a major upgrade,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, who describes the amount of...

Hearing: COVID’s Effects on Tourism

A full year of COVID emergencies has caused a tremendous decrease in travel which has only recently begun to recuperate. With travel,...

Eno Releases New Mobility on Demand Reports with Data Insights and Recommendations

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, public transit in the United States was going through a very dynamic period. The FTA's MOD Sandbox...

Mobility on Demand in the Puget Sound Region: Evaluation of the Use and Performance of the MOD Pilot

Mobility on Demand in the Puget Sound Region is part of our research report series examining the FTA Sandbox Program in the Los Angeles...

Mobility on Demand in the Los Angeles Region: Evaluation of the Use and Performance of the MOD Pilot

Mobility on Demand in the Los Angeles Region is part of our research report series examining the FTA Sandbox Program in the Los Angeles...

Mobility Lessons Learned: A Summary of the MOD Pilots in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Mobility Lessons Learned is our summary paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound...

Webinar: Lessons Learned from the Mobility on Demand Pilots in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, King County Metro, and Sound Transit have been piloting mobility on demand...

Webinar: Improving Access for All: Bringing On-Demand Technology to Paratransit

This webinar offers one AICP Certification Maintenance credit. Click here for instructions on how to submit this event for credits via...

House T&I Examines Private Sector Role in Addressing Climate

On March 17, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing titled “The Business Case for Climate...

Next on Democrats’ agenda, a “holistic” infrastructure bill

“Infrastructure is more of a long-term economic stimulus than a short-term economic stimulus, because capital programs like building...

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