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.

Outgoing Administration Distributes $59 Billion in Highway & Transit Formula Funding

In its last few days in office, the Trump Administration distributed $59 billion in formula-based surface transportation funding to...

Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline

The railroad industry can finally rest easy after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  announced the successful implementation...

Eno Begins Research Effort on Bus Operator Workforce Management

Eno was recently awarded a research grant for the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program to study...

DOT Approves Four More Transit Projects As Chao Departs

In the last week of her tenure as Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao announced four more mass transit projects to be funded...

Biden Proposes Another $20 Billion in Mass Transit Aid As Part of His COVID Relief Package

Last night, President-elect Joe Biden gave a speech in which he outlined his economic policies for the first months of his...

Transit Aid from COVID Bill Would Focus on 138 Urban Areas With Most Needs

The $14 billion for mass transit in the new coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress on December 21 would be reserved for the transit...

Year-End Package Extends Rail Tax Credit Forever, Clean Fuel Credits Temporarily

Among the umpteen other items in the omnibus year-end fiscal legislation passed by Congress yesterday was a package of extensions of...

Op-Ed: To Fix Baltimore’s Transit System, Local Funding, Oversight Needed

As the nation’s public health crisis rages on, the Baltimore region’s buses remain busy transporting essential workers and...

FTA Preparing to Sign New Project Agreements in January

The Trump Administration is in the process of clearing the desks and preparing to sign grant agreements for most, if not all, of the...

Eno Releases First Iteration of Transit Construction Cost Database

A growing cadre of researchers, advocates, and experts are asking: why does it cost so much to build infrastructure, particularly...

Guest Op-Ed: Agency-TNC Partnership Provides One Model for Improving Universal Access to Transit

Transit agencies have increasingly been partnering with technology firms to create services that better serve the many people affected...

11-year Saga Over Amtrak’s On-Time Performance Metrics Comes to an End

It seems fitting that the “Amtrak Joe” Biden Administration will be able to use new data to evaluate the performance of America’s...

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