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.

Webinar: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Better Transit

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

Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better

Cities, states, and metropolitan areas across the United States are looking to invest in a range of public transit projects in order to...

Saving Time and Making Cents: Eno Transit Cost and Project Delivery Symposium

Convening Transportation Leaders to Exchange Best Practices in Transit Project Delivery The goal of this symposium is to share...

Climate crisis turns world’s subways into flood zones

Retrofitting subways against flooding is “an enormous undertaking,” said Robert Puentes, chief executive of the Eno Center for...

Centennial Institute

Convening Transportation Professionals to Learn and Connect Throughout the COVID pandemic, Eno has been a trusted source of...

Analysis: Electric bus maker BYD shows China complications in Biden climate push

"It's very difficult with the current manufacturing infrastructure in this country and with BYD out of the process, to imagine getting...

No end in sight for mask mandates on public transportation

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, is uncertain when the demasking will happen. "No idea," he said.

House Climate Crisis Select Committee Considers Transportation Priorities

On June 30, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing, “Transportation Investments for Solving the Climate...

Kennedy: Many will continue to work from home

“I think a lot of this is here to stay,” said Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a think-tank in Washington,...

State and Local Traffic Enforcement Reforms Gain Traction

In the wake of the national reckoning with racial injustice and policing, states and cities began re-evaluating their approach to...

Electric Vehicle Credits and Alternative Fuels Provisions Included in Senate’s Clean Energy Act

On May 26th, the Senate Finance Committee held a markup of the "Clean Energy Act," advancing the legislation with a 14 to 14 vote tie...

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