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.

APTA Asks For Another $24 Billion in COVID Relief for Transit Providers

Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association asked Congress to appropriate an additional $23.8 billion in...

Op-Ed: Trump Emissions Rule Will Accelerate Climate Change

Despite the current public health and economic emergency, the Trump Administration issued its final rule on vehicle fuel efficiency and...

DOT and EPA Roll Back Obama-Era Automobile Fuel Efficiency Standards

On March 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the...

Guest Op-Ed: Passengers with Disabilities and Workers Must Not Be Overlooked in COVID 4 Bill

Background As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S., the virus and our collective response is disproportionately affecting...

U.S. Senate Holds Coronavirus Hearing as Disease Spreads

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) convened a hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space to discuss the coronavirus effects on the...

Guest Op-Ed: Proposed NEPA Regulations: No Significant Changes for Highway and Transit Projects

As part of our focus on People & the Environment, Eno will be having a Point-Counter Point Series for Eno Transportation Weekly on...

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control said this week it is expecting that the COVID-19 virus will spread to the United States. With cases and...

Guest Op-Ed: CEQ’s Proposed NEPA Regulations: Are They Really That Terrible or So Very Helpful for Surface Transportation Projects?

As part of our focus on People & the Environment, Eno will be having a Point-Counter Point Series for Eno Transportation Weekly on...

White House Releases Overhaul of NEPA Implementing Regulations

On December 9, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a proposed rule to overhaul the enforcement of National...

Eno Project Seeks to Understand Transit Costs/Delivery

A recent subway extension in New York City cost around $2.5 billion per mile to build while another under central Paris cost only $250...

Happy Holidays with Mobility On Demand

'Tis the season for sharing, and what better way to get into the spirit than with shared rides? Los Angeles County Metropolitan...

Building Environmental Collaborations While Funding Highways: An Innovation in Transportation Governance

Transportation agencies have been trying for generations to fulfill their missions while doing as little environmental harm as...

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