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.

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...

NEC Commission Announces $117 Billion Corridor Improvement Plan

The Northeast Corridor Commission, a federal advisory panel for the DC-to-Boston passenger and commuter rail system, announced a new...

Centennial Institute

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

Amtrak pushes 15-year plan to boost northeastern corridor

Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow of the Eno Center for Transportation, said he hopes that many of the Commission’s initial projects will...

Why does it cost so much to build things in America?

The Eno Center for Transportation painted a dismal picture in its recent report: On a per mile basis, America’s transit rail projects...

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