Railroads

Issues & Modes / Railroads

Railroads have been a vital presence in American transportation for nearly 200 years moving both passengers and freight efficiently and effectively. Freight railroads in the United States are mostly owned by private companies, who maintain and operate their own networks. Passenger systems, whether through Amtrak or various commuter railroads, require public assistance and either operate on their own track or pay to use freight railroad-owned track.

A big bet on Amtrak

That's "way more than any other" transportation secretary has ever been given, said Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for...

Commuter trains have kept rolling. Will all those riders ever return?

“The commuter railroads have been really hammered during the pandemic,” said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for...

US rail projects take longer, cost more than those in Europe

American rail projects with minimal tunneling take about six months longer to complete than similar non-U.S. projects, while...

The infrastructure bill is more about maintaining train service than upgrading it

"Amtrak was set up to fail," Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation told CNN Business. "It wasn't designed to last as...

10 things to know about the infrastructure bill

The bill would borrow some $118 billion from general revenue to meet the needs of the nation’s highways, bringing the grand total...

Infrastructure bill may give Buttigieg final say over $105 billion

But a tally by Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation, an independent charitable foundation, shows the DOT would be the...

Why building rail transit in U.S., Seattle costs so much and takes so long

Project delays reflect a lack of political will, concludes the report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Eno Center for...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Rail Programs

Even people with little interest in transportation have no doubt heard that the new bipartisan infrastructure bill has $66 billion for...

Golden bricks: As New York gets ready to invest in infrastructure, it must contain exorbitant costs

The Eno Center for Transportation, a 100-year old nonprofit based in Washington, Thursday published a new study optimistically titled:...

Eno research report on building transit better

“If we are going to make a dent on climate, if we are going to deal with traffic congestion, if we are going to make sure people have...

A new Eno report examines how the U.S. can build better transit projects faster

Eno Center for Transportation has published a report looking at the current and historical trends of public transit construction, cost...

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

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