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.

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...

The Case Against Mega Contracts in Mega Transit Projects

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

T&I Hearing Assesses COVID Funding for Transit

Yesterday, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing titled “Assessing the Federal Government’s...

T&I Aviation Hearing Explores Air Rage Incidents

Unruly passenger incidents are not new to aviation, but the rates of verbal disputes, threats, and sometimes physical altercations with...

Eno Expands International Transit Construction Cost Analysis with New Projects and Case Studies

In July, the Eno Center for Transportation published a major report investigating the high costs and long timelines of rail transit...

Building the Public Sector Workforce Capacity to Build Transit Better

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

GAO’s 10 Options for Climate-Resilient Roads

A new report out this week from the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines ways that the Federal Highway Administration could...

How Can New Transit Environmental Review Approaches Help Address Climate Concerns?

This article is focused on aspects of Eno's latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

Re-Examining the Role and Scope of Community Engagement in Project Delivery

This article is focused on aspects of Eno's latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

White House, Congress Push Plans for Reducing Emissions from Aviation

The Biden Administration yesterday announced a new initiative to develop sustainable aviation fuels. In an extensive fact sheet...

Lawmakers vow action after Ida floods Gulf Coast, Northeast

But the bipartisan bill will be valuable in providing major investments in “future-proofing” infrastructure against climate...

DeFazio looks to try again on his progressive transportation agenda

But Jeff Davis of the Eno Center said the Byrd rule will also require that every dime of the committee’s $60 billion be spent by...

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