Transit

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Public transportation is a critical part of the economic and social fabric of metropolitan areas. While most of the nation’s 2,400 transit providers serve rural areas, almost all transit trips occur in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, which account for over 95 percent of all transit passenger miles traveled. Transit is also changing as agencies are exploring ways to redesign their networks, integration new mobility services, and ask voters to approve new investments at the ballot box.

House Members Request $20.8 Billion in Earmarks

Now that Congress has brought back earmarking, House members have filed requests for 5,267 projects totaling $20.75 billion. House...

Fernandez Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing. (Again.)

Nuria Fernandez appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on May 11 to testify at her confirmation hearing in support of her...

Amtrak Route Expansion Largely Depends on State Willingness to Subsidize

Seeking to capitalize on President Biden's huge proposed spending increases as part of his American Jobs Plan, Amtrak last month...

With transit thrown off track, rush hour may never be the same

As society eases into a new normal, said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, D.C.,...

House Hearing Shows Partisan Divide on High-Speed Rail

A hearing before the House Railroads Subcommittee yesterday revealed sharp partisan division over high-speed rail in general and over...

Looking Back – When Amtrak Almost Got its Own Trust Fund in 1997

The discussion in this week’s House high-speed rail hearing of a possible federal trust fund to support Amtrak capital expenditures...

A Budding Model: Los Angeles’s Flower Street Bus Lane

In June 2019, Los Angeles Metro (LA Metro), in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), installed a...

Webinar: A Budding Model: Los Angeles’s Flower Street Bus Lane

Dedicated lanes make bus travel more reliable, more responsive, and can reduce crowding. As transit agencies consider building and...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

"It's a major upgrade," said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, who describes the amount of proposed...

Recapping the 2021 Eno/MAX Program Kickoff

For the past five years, Eno has partnered with nine major transit agencies on a peer-to-peer collaborative leadership and professional...

Amtrak at 50: How McKinsey Designed A National Railroad

(Part one of this series told the story of how Congress passed, and Richard Nixon at the last minute decided to sign, the October 1970...

Here’s how the GOP infrastructure plan stacks up against Biden’s transportation plans

Jeff Davis examined what Biden and Senate Republicans are proposing to spend on roads, transit, rail, airports and safety programs over...

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