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.

Webinar: Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit

Christof Spieler has recently released the second edition of his wildly popular book Trains, Buses, People. Christof’s new book now...

Webinar: A Model for Next-Level Interstate Collaboration with the Port Authority of NY and NJ

Created by an Act of Congress in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's mission is to oversee the creation of vital...

How Can New Transit Environmental Review Approaches Help Address Climate Concerns?

This article is focused on aspects of Eno's latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

Re-Examining the Role and Scope of Community Engagement in Project Delivery

This article is focused on aspects of Eno's latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

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...

National links: forget yard signs. The latest political statement is… walking?

According to Jeff Davis of the Eno Center, transit money was traded away in exchange for lower highway funding levels, and then...

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...

How Transit Got Traded Away in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

How did additional funding for public transit go from $85 billion (really $110 billion) in President Biden's American Jobs Plan, down...

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...

Updated State-by-State Transit Funding Comparison: House INVEST vs Senate BIB

Updated projections from the Federal Transit Administration that show estimated mass transit funding flowing to transit providers in...

The perverse reason it’s easier to build new highways than new subways

“A transit agency is designed to operate transit, not build transit projects,” said Paul Lewis, the Eno Center’s director of...

Federal program to cut bus emissions gets a Senate mandate: Some buses must pollute

Still, the five-year total of nearly $107 billion for transit was about 65% above what was expected if spending remained flat in...

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